A roguelite labyrinth lodged in the side of a star. Dodge gorgeous waves of bullets, claim weapons and upgrades, defeat The Warden, and rescue... Rodney?
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Release Date:
Jan 22, 2016

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December 8

Hey, there's a beta version!

New mechs! Free new content always comes alongside our paid expansions, and this one is no exception. Check out the properties for this game under steam, and go under the betas tab and choose beta if you'd like to be a beta tester for our 1.700 version: https://wiki.arcengames.com/index.php?title=Starward_Rogue:Post-1.5_Release_Notes#BETA_Version_1.700

There's a whole lot of new goodness in there, and that's all for the base game.

If you'd also like to test for the expansion, then please feel free to post here: https://forums.arcengames.com/starward-rogue/sr-expansion-alpha-testing/

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September 28

Announcing AuGMENTED, the upcoming expansion for Starward Rogue!

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, but we've been super busy working on the upcoming Starward Rogue paid expansion: AuGMENTED! This is going to be a DLC content pack that will add a ton of new stuff to the game. Here's the list of things you can expect:

* A New Golden Floor (a new level design added for this expansion)
* 100+ New Rooms
* 3 New Mechs, The Zephyr, The Paladin, and the Warhog
* 80+ New Items
* 30+ New Unique Enemies
* 6 New Minibosses (sneak peak link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmT3YA3d0iU )
* 8 New Bosses
* 10+ Challenge Rooms (a new style of room)
* 8 New Tile Types
* 4 New Tracks composed by Pablo Vega, and The Overthinkers

In addition, for those with just the base game, there will be 2 new mechs, Penumbra and Roulette Mech Alpha, created in collaboration with community member Logorouge. These designs are based on a couple of Logo's mech mods, which you can find over at the Starward Rogue modding forum

Of course, we're still doing our usual bugfixes and improvements for the base game, which includes this hefty changelog.

We are also currently running a small Alpha test for the expansion, which you can be a part of! It is important to note that this build is a very early version, and is not a smooth ride. If a smooth experience is important to you, we recommend waiting until the beta or full release. However, if you're one of the people who like to try out games in early development, we would love to have you give us feedback!

We would also like to give a shout out to Youtuber Windless Zephyr, who is part of the inspiration for the upcoming Zephyr mech. Thanks for your Starward Rogue series, Zeph! :)

If you have any questions, the Official Arcen Games Discord Server is a good spot to ask! You can also reply here and we will try to respond back as soon as possible.
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“Starward Rogue is easily the best arcade roguelike since Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.”
4.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“I've had a hoot of a time playing this game so far.”
Scott Manley

“The Flame Tank I saw and instantaneously went "Yep, that's my guy!"”

About This Game

  • Roguelite catacombs that evolve and expand with each of your successes.
  • Hundreds of items, enemies and rooms, and dozens of epic boss fights.
  • Fully playable with keyboard+mouse or gamepad.
  • 5 difficulty levels range from "Relatively Easy" to "Nigh Impossible."
  • Play as a "head in a mech" harvested from the neck of everyone's favorite Hydral.
  • Find secrets of The Megalith, a giant structure lodged in a star, as you lose many heads.
  • Figure out what happened to Rodney, an AI redshirt of uncertain motives.
  • Over-the-top mod support. Detailed wiki: create enemies, items, weapons, and rooms.
  • Secrets! Among them "incredibilities" that massively change the way the game plays.
  • Varied mech suits: dipole magnetism, time control, and more.
  • Upgrade during each "run" via EXP/Perks, shops, and items found while exploring.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX Intel CPU and 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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