Jupiter Hell, a Modern 3D Turn-Based Roguelike, Launches on Kickstarter

November 18, 2016 in Gaming (F)

[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom and Wroclaw, Poland - Roguelikes reach their true form with Jupiter Hell, the successor to Doom the Roguelike. For years turn-based roguelikes have been a niche addiction with their basic visuals and complicated controls. Now Jupiter Hell is here to push roguelikes onto a new generation, with modern 3D graphics and the scream of heavy metal.

Freshly launched on Kickstarter, the developers are seeking funding to bring the game to completion. Featuring traditional roguelike RPG gameplay and a modern look and feel, it promises to redefine the roguelike genre for many. And for roguelike purists, there's still an ASCII mode...

"I'm super-passionate about showing this game to the world," says lead developer Kornel Kisielewicz. "There are so many people out there who would love turn-based roguelikes if they were presented in the right way. Ever since making DoomRL I have striven to make traditional roguelikes accessible, but with Jupiter Hell we're bringing that way beyond what anyone else has achieved."

Kornel has been working on Jupiter Hell for four years, and now heads an international team of developers from his offices in Wroclaw, Poland. "With Jupiter Hell we're dialling everything up to 11," he says. "I've built my own engine to achieve the procedural and animations systems to do the game justice. We have detailed 3D graphics, a fluid interface, an awesome metal soundtrack, and the voice of Commander Shepard as the playable marine. This will look and feel awesome to play, whilst still having the solid, meaty gameplay that makes roguelikes so brilliant."

Jupiter Hell is planned for release late 2017, with some Kickstarter backers receiving access by January. It will be released for Windows, Mac and Linux.

ChaosForge is an independent games developer based in Wroclaw, Poland. It was founded by Kornel Kisielewicz, the maker of the popular free game Doom, the Roguelike. The studio is now working on a high production value sci-fi roguelike, Jupiter Hell. The roots of ChaosForge stretch back to 2002, when lead developer Kornel Kisielewicz created Doom, the Roguelike. It achieved popular appeal for its refreshing take on the traditional roguelike formula, with fluid range-based combat, easy controls and addictive gameplay. Since then Kornel has created a number of other pop culture inspired roguelikes, before launching his own studio to create a commercial roguelike that would appeal to a new generation. In 2013 Kornel formally incorporated ChaosForge to work on Jupiter Hell, the studio's first flagship title. Built from the ground up on its own engine, it is developed to appeal to the same audience that embraced the revival of X-COM and other turn-based or board game inspired games. It features traditional, meaty roguelike mechanics but with a modern look and feel. ChaosForge has offices based in Wroclaw, Poland, but also pulls in contributions from people around the world. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 ChaosForge. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, macOS, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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