WARSAW, February 22, 2021.
The Poland-based indie games developer and video game publisher Hyperstrange (the developers behind “ELDERBORN” and “POSTAL: Brain Damaged”) are today very proud and happy to announce that they have just joined forces with ChaosForge (the developer of “Jupiter Hell”) to bring the full release of the roguelike turn-based shooter “Jupiter Hell” to Steam on August 5th this Summer (2021).
The announcement is backed up by the release of the game’s 0.9.7 version – one of the largest-scaled content updates to date – and a special week-long 20% off promo on Steam
Set on the moons of Jupiter, the game pits a lone space marine against overwhelming demonic forces. The player will rip and tear zombies, demons and unmentionable monstrosities, using classic weaponry such as shotguns, chainguns, railguns and the trusty chainsaw. Sounds familiar? It should! Jupiter Hell is the spiritual successor to the 2002’s freeware roguelike phenomenon – Doom, the Roguelike, later renamed to DRL for obvious copyright reasons.
Powered by the custom-built Nova Engine, the game takes the classic, turn-based roguelike gameplay and puts it in a detailed and dynamic 3D, 90s flavored sci-fi environment. Jupiter Hell stays true to the staple qualities of the roguelike genre: procedural level generation, providing endless possibilities for another run, character permadeath, and brutal, yet fair difficulty level. The players will die, learn from their mistakes, and proceed to make new ones in a new playthrough.
The newest update – Expanse – and the special promo, will go live on Steam today, at 10:00AM PST. Monthly updates are to be expected regularly, leading to the full release in August.
ChaosForge is an independent games developer based in Wrocław, 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.
HYPERSTRANGE is an independent game development and publishing studio based in Warsaw, Poland, founded on the day of the 2015 Solar Eclipse. Its debut title – ELDERBORN – brought about a whole new level of brutal FPP melee combat in 2020. Drawing inspiration from heavy metal, 90s pulp pop culture, and classic boomer shooters, the loud and proud studio strives to make everyone’s gaming life a little stranger.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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