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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Includes 2 items: Starward Rogue, Starward Rogue: AuGMENTED

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June 5

SR 2.004 (Refiiiinement) plus AI War 2 news

Hey everybody. Things have been pretty busy over at Arcen with AI War 2 set to launch into Early Access in July. You can wishlist that here to be notified when that launches if you're interested.

But now onto Starward stuff. This update mostly contains a bunch of fixes and quality of life refinements, including aesthetic improvements to certain shots, clarified descriptions, item tweaks, 15 updated rooms, hitbox adjustments to some enemies, and more. Here's the whole changelog. A few other notable changes are that some of the late game star backgrounds have been tweaked to reduce glare, we've added outlines to all the enemies to make them stand out more, player location and warp pad destination visibility on the minimap has been improved, and all slot based items now have a colored text prefix signifying which slot they fit into. In addition to that we have the following new achievements:

Perfect Clear Boss -- Periphery
Perfect Clear Boss -- Metal Legion
Perfect Clear Boss --Sunder
Perfect Clear Boss --Largesse ("The Humbled")
Perfect Clear Boss -- Valor
Complete Run With Incredibility - Creator
Complete Run With Incredibility - Lilliputian
Complete Run With Incredibility - High Speed Danger
Complete Run With Incredibility - Corrupting Power

Time to hunt down foes and grab some of the most dangerous incredibilities available.

Plus, there is also some new content, we have 9 new rooms and one new enemy variant for AuGMENTED -- the Gold Zombot! Additionally, there is a small bit of "new" content, too. Basically, there have been two perks in the code for a while which we thought were appearing but apparently haven't been due to a typo. Ahem. Sorry about that! In any case, those have now been fixed. The "new" Deep Blue mech specialist perks are Beam Buddy Ver2.0 and Beam Buddy ver3.0.

We hope you enjoy this update! :) Cheers!
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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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