Gemstone Keeper is a twin stick shooter where avid explorers go down into the Cistershire Caverns, a large, dangerous and mysterious set of caves and caverns that are filled with vast amounts of rare and valuable gemstones.
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September 15

Build 1.0.3

It's been a while, but a new build is here with some significant improvements!



  • Two new creatures found in the caverns, Scorpions and Crabs.
  • Mouse Input additions and improvements, particularly in menus.
  • Laser bullets had issues which made them overpowered, this has been fixed to avoid easy kills, particularly with bosses.
  • Additional text in transitions and the base hub.
  • The Terminal Guide will now appear with controls during gameplay and the base hub menus (including the gallery and shop) at the press of a button. Bring it up with the H key on keyboards or the X Button on gamepads.
  • Low Level engine updates to improve performance and memory usage.

Hope you like the changes, I've also had to update the save format to make adding new weapons and items possible so more new things can come which will be completely free to those who own it on Steam.
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June 26

Build 1.0.2a

Just a small fix after someone reported to me outside of Steam. There was a crash that occured after the final boss in the main game mode. The crash has been resolved.

Thank you all for purchasing the game, including those who bought it on the Steam Summer sale!

Please write a review of the game on the Steam Store page when you get the time to. It's a great feeling as a games developer to see people play something you made and take the time and effort to give their feedback.
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Reviews

“you might quickly fire this up and have a small delve into the caverns, although don’t be surprised when 10 minutes soon becomes an hour.”
Early Access Gaming

“ASCII art seems to have been recovered from some way by the creators of video games to claim an aesthetic of the most viejuna which is of great importance thanks to the contemporary feel that is given in titles like [Gemstone Keeper].”
RetroManiac Magazine

About This Game

Gemstone Keeper is a twin stick shooter where avid explorers go down into the Cistershire Caverns, a large, dangerous and mysterious set of caves and caverns that are filled with vast amounts of rare and valuable gemstones. This game combines the quick and reactionary feel of a shooter with the exploration and decision making of classic roguelikes.

Using an ASCII art aesthetic in its purest form, all visual assets are produced from a single text font file, software rendering and visual effects. The weapon and bullet system is fully interchangeable, over 150 gemstones to collect, several creatures and bosses, different game modes and a soundtrack that echoes through the open spaces in-between the rocky walls. Gemstone Keeper is the shooter that is both fun and eerie.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 GT @ 512MB / ATI® Radeon™ X1900XT @ 512MB or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 27 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora based with Linux Kernel 4
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