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A fast-paced mashup of roguelikes and first-person shooters.
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014
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Major Update Today

May 14th, 2014

Major Update Today
A new patch has been released for Rogue Shooter which makes several changes including resolution options, music fixes, and a new weapon.

Additions

  • A new weapon has been added:The W.O.M.P. The Weaponized Omni-Matter Projector can be reloaded by feeding excess Science Items into it. It has four different modes of fire depending on which Science Item you reload it with. If you want to try out this weapon, the Scientist class now starts with it.
  • Inside every Safe Room will now be an Upgrade Drill. You can pay five tools to give +1 damage to your weapons.
  • There are higher resolution options available now in the options menu.
  • COSSACK MODE! Enabling this mode in the options will cause your kicks to alternate legs.
  • There is now a slider for adjusting the sound volume.

Bug Fixes
  • The music should loop properly now.
  • You should now be able to move the game window around without causing the camera to spin uncontrollably.
  • Katanas can now be repaired.
  • The Dog Launcher and Quicksand Gun can no longer be fired while cloaked. Sorry.
  • The tombstones are no longer blank when you are killed by a boss.

Balance Changes
  • Gladiator Perk now causes melee attacks to ALWAYS critical hit. As fun as it is to chop or kick someone, it still felt like brining a boot to a gunfight. Hopefully with this perk selected it should make melee somewhat more viable.
  • Shotguns have been buffed. The shotguns felt a little weaker than I liked so the damage for Double Barrel, Pump and Auto shotguns has been increased. There are no changes to the Shotgun Trident because you can't improve on perfection.
  • Rocket Launchers and Grenade Launchers have been buffed as well.
  • The Minigun has a slight decrease on damage. It's still pretty OP though.
  • The Phasing Device now teleports you to a random location on the map. The old Phasing Device didn't end up being very useful. This should make it better as an escape device.
  • The Gadget Box is now half as effective as the Tool Bench at repairing weapons and armor. The Gadget box was a little too powerful and it made taking the Grease Monkey Background a no brainer. To make up for this though, armor will now break less often.

Minor Changes
  • The Dog Launcher and Quicksand Gun now decrease in durability. This makes it easier to tell when they are used up.
  • Hitting Escape will close your menu in game.
  • Changed the description of the Venus Human Trap to reflect the fact that the goo hurts you.
  • The elevator noise between floors has been toned down. It shouldn't blow out your speakers any more.

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Save On Exit Mode Has Been Added

April 29th, 2014

The newest update will now allow you to suspend your game when you quit so that you may resume it later.

There is only one save slot and it is deleted when you die, so it will not make the game any easier but will allow you to take breaks on your journey to the top of Helios.

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About the Game

First-person shooters and roguelikes have finally tied the knot! Their offspring, ROGUE SHOOTER, tasks you with navigating a space station run amok. Blast aliens and kick robots in the face as you traverse each level; collecting weapons and gaining experience along the way. How far will you go when death lurks around every corner? Will you reach the 100th level and destroy the source of the station’s corruption? Probably not, but it’s worth a try.

GAME FEATURES:
  • Fast-paced and challenging gameplay!
  • More guns than you can shake a stick at! We wish you would stop shaking it though, it’s making us nervous.
  • Level up and pick from the finest perks this side of the Mississippi!
  • High score charts track your best attempts. Brag to your friends about yours, they surely won’t hate you for it!
  • Play mini-games to hack into secure computers. Just like real hacking!
  • You can battle with robots, aliens, and giant carnivorous plants! You can also battle with your low self-esteem and crippling alcoholism, but those aren’t included in this game.
  • Unlock backgrounds, difficulties and enemy weaknesses.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
131 of 161 people (81%) found this review helpful
490 products in account
7 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
Atrocious music, hilariously bad graphics, and a trailer that seems half-baked... Is it all intentional? Yes, quite possibly. I decided to pick this up particularly because of it's mid 90's "shareware" graphics and I was pleasantly surprised to find a halfway decent game underneath. If you grew up playing games like Blood, Blake Stone, Shadow Warrior, Rise of the Triad, or any of those first person DOS games, you'll feel right at home.

Excellent roguelike design, lots of interesting unlockables and persistence, tons of stuff to see and experience, quaint set of humor, and genre appropriate difficulty make this ruddy shooter worth the purchase and the time involved. ...Just make sure to mute the music early.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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79 of 89 people (89%) found this review helpful
227 products in account
8 reviews
23.6 hrs on record
Let's get this out of the way first: this game isn't for everyone. If you don't like old school (and I mean, Doom/Quake era) gameplay and hardcore randomization, then you shouldn't buy this game. That being said, if you enjoy either/both or are open minded, this could be right up your alley.

Rogue Shooter blends rogue-like elements (permadeath, random levels/items) with gunplay from the shooters of yore. It does have a couple of technical limitations (the lack of a volume slider, locked resolution, and oddball fullscreen modes), but the gameplay more than makes up for it. Weapons feel satisfying and varied, enemies are diverse, and levels (while basic) are never quite the same. Furthermore, the higher difficulties are challenging and give you a good space to grow into as you graduate from noob to veteran.

If you're a fan of modern roguelike hybrids, classic shooters, or just plain old innovative games, then Rogue Shooter is worth a shot. Don't take my word for it-check out the demo and see for yourself.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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60 of 72 people (83%) found this review helpful
147 products in account
5 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
For those of you who enjoyed classic shooters, this is a treat. It has retro-borderlands style graphics and the loot mechanics are comparable to that of your basic roguelike game.

Pick your background (prisoner, scientist etc., and there are a LOT!) which essentially defines what you start with in your inventory. You move up randomly generated floors and find loot and kill monsters for exp. When you level, you can unlock a perk (and there are quite a bit to choose from). You can combine materials that you find to create anything from useful items to experimental syringes that yield random buffs/debuffs.

Movement is different than most first person games, whereas you cannot look up or down, but only left and right. You manage your inventory in real time (you'll be doing this quite a bit considering all the items you'll be picking up). You'll also be hacking (mouse cursor dodging mini-game) datapads in real time too so best to clear the floor of enemies before attempting this. You get a random amount of credits (possibly other rewards) for successful hacking attempts.

When you die, you start over, but the 'intel' acquired is persistent. You acquire more and more intel as you replay the game more and more, and with more intel comes more unlockables whether that's more available perks, backgrounds and enemies.

My only gripe is that there are many dead ends, but because you move quite fast (what with the fast paced gameplay), it's negligible.
[Edit] The music also does not loop, so if you're on a floor for some time clearing enemies or hacking datapads, then you'll notice the music will eventually cut out and you'll be left alone in silence.

For the current sale price ($4.99) this game is more than worth it. If you're a fan of roguelike games and enjoyed classic shooters like Duke Nukem and Quake, you'll definitely be getting your money's worth.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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51 of 64 people (80%) found this review helpful
553 products in account
5 reviews
18.7 hrs on record
I absolutely love this. I will gladly buy a hundred DLCs to make it better and better. The game combines the best parts of oldschool shooters like DOOM and wolfenstein with the goofiness and roguelike-ness of dungeons of dredmor (another must-buy game on steam.) It provides a very good level of challenge where it keeps you on your toes but never seems unfair. The combat is skill oriented, just like classic shooters, and there are difficult choices to make in regards to things like spending money and which items to hold on to and which to discard. The perk system is actually quite neat, not gimmicky, and all round this is a hell of a lot of fun. My only 'complaint' such as it is would be that it could use some more visual content. As in, more room textures, more types of enemies, that sort of thing. Also, resolution settings would be a huuuuge bonus. Other than that, it's a brilliant piece of indie gaming fun that I'm certain I can sink a few hundred hours into. highly recommended! enjoy!
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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56 of 93 people (60%) found this review helpful
257 products in account
13 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
waaay worth the 4.99. It's quite fun :3 I like unlocking stuff with intel collected. It's like duke nukem ish with old old school gameplay. You face one way you can't look up and down. It's got lots of unlocks I like I said. :3
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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