⟪Golden Record Retriever⟫ is a rogue-like DICE building game in which a golden retriever kidnapped by aliens grows into a space hero by retrieving the golden records that have become a "space headache.”
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Mostly Positive (24) - 79% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 2, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“"Golden Record Retriever" is a dice building game with a unique mechanic at its core. As much as we wanted to introduce new mechanics, we felt that internal testing wasn't enough to refine the player experience.
Our team's previous game, No Umbrellas Allowed, also went through Steam Early Access, which resulted in significant changes to the original design and plans. We hope to get feedback from players beyond our wildest dreams, and we're looking forward to refining the game together before we officially release it.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Realistically, we're looking at 6-7 months. We expect to need that much time to get enough players and their feedback, improve the graphics/performance, add story and mission content, etc. right after the Early Access period.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The biggest difference is the overall amount of content. Since the roguelike genre almost always involves repetitive play, we'll be adding more content during the Early Access period to determine the optimal amount to reduce boredom and fatigue. Examples include: the dice (teammates) that are a key component of the game, the "situations" you have to solve with the dice, and the number of scouting events that can occur when visiting planets.
In addition, Golden Record Retriever has its own world and story. The story revealed in Early Access is the first 40-50% of the entire plot, and the full release will include the remaining 50-60% of the story and the ending.
In addition, the overall graphics of the game and the dice actions will be improved to best support the gameplay experience, and then we'll move forward with the full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“There's enough content to support multiple playthroughs. This version includes 60 teammates and 100 or more pieces of gear, which is the minimum for a meaningful deck-building experience, as well as the first 40-50% of the game's story and about a third of the story cards that will be gradually unlocked as you progress, so you can experience the world and early story.
There are also encounter events, where you meet someone or something in space, and scouting events, where you make choices instead of solving puzzles to resolve a situation, although some of these may seem a little rough around the edges.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We have no plans to raise the price. However, there may be a slight increase depending on the amount of content we add before the full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're open to any suggestions from the community as long as they help make Golden Record Retriever fun. In addition to the Steam Community Hub, you can always reach us on our Discord channel (in-game link attached). We've been communicating with players on Discord throughout GRR's closed playtest and will continue to do so throughout Early Access.”
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About This Game

Retrieve Golden Records scattered across the universe and save endangered planets!

In Golden Record Retriever, you become a golden retriever named River. You are captured by aliens after your owner sends his Golden Records across the universe. As the records continue to fly in and endanger innocent planets, a space organization called the CSO (Cosmic Security Organization) brings you into space to give you missions to retrieve the records. So you start building your team.

But there is a problem.
The CSO says you should stay in the captain's quarters and your only options are troubled aliens.

You feel stuck and want to go back to Earth? Sorry, you can't. Because the die has been cast.

Combination Of Engine-building And Puzzle-solving

Every time the CSO gives you a new mission, they will tell you where your destination is. It's not just a click away, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to recruit your teammates along the way.

Each time you recruit a new teammate, you will be given a die that represents the new teammate. And each die has a unique set of skills & abilities(dice sides), but most of their activities add up to leave "auras" on the board.

Auras are used to solve puzzles that are given in each situation. Most of the time, the puzzles require a certain array or number of new auras, while you have a limited number of dice and attempts. So you have to use your dice wisely.

Above, there's a "situation". A situation consists of "quests" and a quest consists of its "solution(=puzzle)" and results. You can choose which quest to solve first, but it may not be your choice, because depending on your dice set, some of the quests may be unsolvable. That's why you need to choose your teammates carefully and aim for the best teamwork. Depending on how you build up your team, they can make auras as many as you want or as exactly as you want.

Legacy Board Game Inspired Stories

⟪GRR⟫ is heavily inspired by the legacy board game genre. Each mission follows the roguelike format, but the choices and actions you make will ultimately affect the universe.

When visiting a planet to resolve a situation, it's good to go for an easy and quick option. But try to consider other options if they can buy you the planet's favor. Then the planet will remember your warm heart and repay you one day.

Besides, the planets you helped and those you didn't will meet different fates in the great vortex created by the factions of the universe. To make matters worse, as the number of decaying planets increases, your mission may become more difficult to complete.

But don't limit your imagination before you play GRR, because it also includes:

  • 70 characteristic teammates
  • 3 destinations
  • 200+ visitable planets and countless routes
  • 100+ gear items
  • Formula deck and story deck

All names and stories in this game are fictional and have nothing to do with actual events or history.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-760 (4 * 2800); AMD Athlon II X4 645 AM3 (4 * 3100)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (3072 VRAM); Radeon HD 6850 (1024 VRAM)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 (4 * 3200); AMD FX-4350 (4 * 4200)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 2048 VRAM; Radeon RX 460 4096 VRAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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