Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots!
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Release Date: Oct 23, 2014

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June 3

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June 2

Ziggurat Update #14 - Featuring the Gauntlet

Welcome back, fans of fast-paced wizardry!

Today we are releasing a new update for Ziggurat (it's been 8 months since the last one, wow!).

The Gauntlet



This update's main highlight is the new Gauntlet game mode. This mode puts you in a single room with no chance of escape and throws monsters at you until you are finally dead.

Moreover, it's a race against the clock, since enemies will keep spawning over time. Even bosses will want to take a piece of you!

Of course, you keep leveling up while picking up knowledge gems, and weapons and amulets will appear from time to time.

This mode is intended for shorter runs (10-20 minutes at most), and we may do some balancing changes after getting some feedback on it.

Agnes 2.0

We've also improved the skillset of Agnes the Witch based on player feedback and suggestions, so it's more interesting to play.

And a plethora of minor fixes

On top of that, this update features many performance improvements and bugfixes that were found during the port for the console versions, so it should perform better on lower end computers.

That's all, folks!

This is probably the last content update for Ziggurat. It may not be the last , a bugfix/balance update could be released at some point. It's almost 2 years since the game was released in Early Access in August 2014, and it's been a hell of a ride!

A big thank you to all of you for your support. Stay tuned for further updates on our developments (by the way, have you checked our latest game Pharaonic?), and feel free to keep sharing your impressions on the game forums, we'll always be there to answer your questions or give a hand :)

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About This Game

Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Ziggurat is the best combination of First Person Shooter and Rogue-LITE you have ever seen.

Become a neophyte sorcerer, and get ready for your rite of passage: Enter the labyrinth and face dangerous challenges to prove your worth and become a powerful wizard!

The game focuses on fast-paced first person shooting, with an old-school vibe, and updated handling and game mechanics. Dungeon crawling and RPG/Roguelike elements are added into the mix, resulting in a fun, challenging and varied game, with lots of content to discover.

Fight almighty bosses, get through rooms filled with traps, and treasures that may help you in your journey... Each game is a whole new experience!

Unlike most Rogue-thingies, on Ziggurat your combat skills will be the most important asset to keep advancing. Leveling up and randomly generated content is there to improve variety and make each game different, not to make the game a roll dice or an unbearable grind.

Most perks are designed to change the way you have to play or the weapons you'll want to use. Do you want more speed in exchange for less health, or maybe is better to have mana regeneration? Increase drop rate, or refill ammo here and now? No number game here, simple and direct choices.

We've also ensured that, as a proper FPS game, the experience is quick and direct. There's no inventory to manage or the need to compare two almost equal item drops, just weapon selection, and mana/health are usually the bargaining chip.

A whole arsenal of magic and alchemic weapons will be at your disposal. Wreak havoc among your enemies, but watch your mana reserves or you might regret it later!

Magic staves, spellbooks, magic wands... dozens of weapons with different attack strategies that help keeping the game fresh!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 capable hardware
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64bit OS recommended but not required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Quad core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 460 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2 Graphics card
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 or newer
    • Processor: Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2 Graphics card
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: For AMD Graphic cards, MESA drivers newer than 10.1.5 are recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 460 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Tready
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Repetative with disappointingly weak weapons and uselessly crappy level up bonuses
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Dixiedevi1
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
1. Go in a room.
2. Minions spawn.
3. Kill them
4. Level up.
5. (See 1-3)
6. Find "Boss Key"
7. Repeat 1-3
8. Level up
9. Fight Boss
10. Repeat 1-10 until you die.

Death restarts the game and all weapons are pretty much the same.
Thats it.
Sorry for the spoilers
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Avarice
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Needlessly difficult, and repetitive.

The game has some shining moments in it graphics and visual design. But all the spells feel the same, the perks are often redundant, treasure has no value, and the game resorts to some cheap tactics to try and kill you later on.

Later levels become more about luck than skill. It's okay to have a bit of RNG in your games, but not so much that it completely discounts you actually playing the game.

The game is just frustrating and bland.
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danly
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
It's a bit of a swing and a miss

It has the right movement, and a good formula, but the combat variety is lacking.

It feels like amateur Doom WADs where you enter a room with a few crates and little to no meaningful height variety; the doors close and lock and a horde of badguys spawn, forcing you to clear them out before you can move on. Repeat ad nauseum.
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Zatchooze
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I'm more of a mixed bag of opinions about this game. Its not bad. It does roguelike and shooting alright but it just could've been much better.
I just wish it had more of a variety to the weapons and characters. A bigger difference between the weapons to make them feel more distinct.
It feels as though the developers put a lot of emphasis on making it fair and balanced to the point that most runs don't feel very different from one another.
But for what it is, its a decent game. The shooting is alright and it is perhaps one of the few roguelikes that do good in full 3D.
Just don't expect to find it interesting after playing it as long as Binding of Isaac.
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Fallout Crash Vegas
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Good rogue like fps dungeon crawler with fast paced game play similar to quake. Lots of weapons and enemies.
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Eotorm
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun, fast, sometimes furious. Lots of unlocks. Funny enemies models. Good "break time" game.
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Vinnycakes
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I was really hoping this would have some depth and variety but it's shockingly limited. I'm a bit surprised that Totalbiscuit recommended it. The weapons are dull and few, levels are empty and repetitive, enemies run in place against walls with little to no AI, and the biggest problem is that the combat just isn't enough fun to give you any reason keep playing after you reach the end, which takes less than an hour. There's a hint of nostalgia with the fast movement and slow projectile speed, but the whole thing is just incredibly stripped down and bland, albeit disguised by a pleasing aesthetic. With tighter combat, more interesting items, and more to see this could be a great game, but it just feels so bare bones and dull as it stands now. I don't hate it, but I feel no desire to play it again after 3.2 hours.
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Ubeek
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Pretty solid little roguelike. Not the most depth to it, but certainly fun.
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Jupitris
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
>Id Software won't make a new Hexen
Play this instead.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
79.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Remember those old EA Harry Potter PC games you used to play as when you were a kid? (Awnser is most likely no, but still)


Well, make them a roguelite FPS game with unlockable skills, and there you go. This game eerily captures the atsmosphere of those games, and you'll feel nostalgic as f*ck while playing it.

Just keep in mind this game is ball-bustingly hard at first, so expect a lot of death at first. However, with every single death, you gain at least one new skill/weapon/amulet to add to the game's item pool, so you feel like you at least accomplished something after every run.

And to top it all off, there's multiple playable wizards to unlock and play as, each with some unique gimick to keep you playing.

But no really, if you like wizards, FPS games, and Roguelites, this is the game for you.

But hey, I only have +70 hours in this game, so what do I know?
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This, as some other people already pointed out, it's an FPS-roguelike with roots in Heretic or Hexen.

Fun game. Very fast paced. Responsive controls, satisfiying weapons, unique graphic style. It's a blast.

Also, quite a challenge IMHO.

Recommended.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Pros:
-Levels and enemies are interesting.
-Controls are smooth and responsive.
-Gameplay is difficult, but not cruel.
-Variety of skills and abilities, but done in a way that it never becomes burdensome or confusing.
Cons:
-None worth mentioning.

This is exactly what a polished FPS Roguelike should be. Great game.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Don't wanna see carrots ever again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
There are just alot of really nice things in this game.

The differing playstyles offered through the different weapon types.

The majorly varying playstyles offered by the different classes.

The well balanced perks.

The interesting and fun and varied and well designed weapons.

The way that you can see everything just feels really ♥♥♥♥ing cool.

But the thing I like most about Ziggurat is how brilliantly it captures the vibe and feel of a magic based fantasy land. The music. The Backgrounds. The descriptions. The little set pieces. It all just comes together immensely nicely.

The actual gameplay is quite good. Hard, with varying difficulties and playstyles. An alright mix of strategy and skill. Quite a bit on the skill side, but still, I like it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Good rogue like fps dungeon crawler with fast paced game play similar to quake. Lots of weapons and enemies.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Old school feel, new school design. Ziggurat was a bit of an impulse buy, and I'm glad I am impulsive. There is a ton to love about this game, if you have any interest in roguelikes and/or FPSes, you may enjoy Ziggurat. While nothing about it is going to blow your mind, if you enjoy game loops that involve killing hordes of enemies using a varied arsenal and slowly levelling and upgrading your avatar to take on increasingly difficult maps/bosses, you will find plenty of that here. Tons of unlockables from heroes to weapons to upgrades and randomly generated maps composed of hand built rooms, Ziggurat is built to be played over and over. The game is sufficiently difficult to challenge you and draw you in, and the highly polished gameplay and randomized content will make you say, "One more run, I can do better."

Worth full price, easily.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
>Id Software won't make a new Hexen
Play this instead.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I didn't have the highest of expectations for Ziggurat, expecting there to mostly just be stat-cranking, awkward controls and overly important and restrictive meta-progression. But it turns out that the shooting is very reminiscent of 90s shooter (this game feels and looks a lot like Heretic), meaning that there's a lot of fast movement and, if you're up for it, dodging, weaponswitching and aiming (mostly chaining or timing).

I'm pleased with it, even if I would've prefered it to be longer and have a million, (semi-)randomised weapons and equipment, but that's all fine, because in the end the game feels good to play and the world really needed a decent FPS-rougelite. <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It's a bit of a swing and a miss

It has the right movement, and a good formula, but the combat variety is lacking.

It feels like amateur Doom WADs where you enter a room with a few crates and little to no meaningful height variety; the doors close and lock and a horde of badguys spawn, forcing you to clear them out before you can move on. Repeat ad nauseum.
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