DESERT KILL is a roguelite top-down shooter where you have to destroy evil forces in the most brutal way!
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Apr 17, 2019

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have been developing DESERT KILL for two years and we believe that now is the time to introduce the game to a wider audience. We can bring the game to the final release and make it better with your help!

First of all, we want to build a cohesive community. We created a Discord server for this: there you will be able to communicate with us and other players who play the game and want to improve it. There we tell about all the updates of the game and carefully analyze your feedback. If you find a mistake or have an incredible idea, we are always happy to discuss it with you!

Be warned that errors may be present in the game, some game mechanics may be revised and improved in the future. We will improve gameplay, work on performance, fix errors and add new features.

Your feedback and suggestions will help us in the development process.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to introduce all the main content of the game and do a full release in the second half of 2019. Moreover we also hope to continue to release major updates after the release.”

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

“Creating a version in early access first of all we pay attention to the “core” of the game, that is we make sure that its main elements work as we intended. We plan to add more content, bring the game to perfection and at the same time translate it into other languages in the full version.

The full version will include:
  • At least three bosses for each level
  • More varied types of missions at levels (including secret ones!)
  • Superior AI enemies that will test your strength
  • Several new game characters
  • More items and weapons
  • Less bugs and more optimization
  • Localization for other languages

There are a lot of little things and final touches in our plans that a complete game should have. Any interesting ideas? Write to us about them and we will add them to our todo list!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

The main part of the game has already been completed, so now you are waiting for a full-fledged gameplay.

And although the game is fully ready for your playing, it will undergo many changes and improvements at the early access stage. For example, in addition to the development plans already mentioned in the previous question, we will continue to hone the game balance and visual component.

Currently available in the game:
  • 4 unique game characters
  • 5 levels with random generation
  • 5 different types of tasks
  • 5 bosses, each with their own mechanics
  • 10 different types of enemies
  • 10 types of weapons - from melee weapons to heavy weapons
  • 10 modes of transport to quickly move through the levels

In addition, we plan to constantly add new content and improve existing mechanics, so don’t be bored!”

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

“There is a chance that the price will change in a big way because the game will improve significantly during further development. In any case, we recommend you to try the game and leave your wishes – your feedback and suggestions will help us improve the game for you and other players!”

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

“Community is a vital part of the development process. We want to create a community in which any player can communicate with us directly and we will pay close attention to the player feedback to improve our game.

Nothing planned is the final option, we constantly implement new and interesting ideas and listen to our community. We know that often players feel the needs of the game much better.

We recommend you to subscribe to our social networks for comfortable communication. Our goal is to keep players informed in exchange for their feedback on the game and new content. You can share your wishes regarding the development of the game in social networks:

We thank you for your support!”
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May 1

Bloody Update

We are pleased to present the first major update for the game!

Now blood is everywhere! When enemy hit by bullets, when limb seperates and explosion tears the enemy to shreds, leaving a pool of blood.

Throwing grenades improved
We heard your pain about how difficult it is to aim with a grenade or dynamite, and changed the mechanics - it became more convenient, try it!

Try your luck between levels! Do not wait to return to base to spend diamonds.

Cars is dangerous
You can easily shoot down trees and break through enemies, leaving a trail of blood.

Loading Tips
Now you can read tips between level loading.
By the way, you can send your advice to our Discord

Other improvements

:fpplus: The new character - Terminator - will be available after passing the 5th level.
:fpplus: Armor now drops out of enemies, if health is full.
:fpplus: Added sand particles under the player and helicopter.
:fpplus: The sound of car collision now depends on the type of surface, speed and impact force.
:fpplus: New animation - hostages in captivity are on their knees.
:fpplus: The player pays for destruction of car in the store - be careful.
:fpplus: Added logo DESERT KILL when starting the game.

:orwell_check: Set up the shadows, now the objects are not floating in the air.
:orwell_check: Changing weapons by pressing 1,2,3,4 ... 9 works.
:orwell_check: Fixed 34 other minor bugs.

What's next?

We have a plan for the coming months and we will talk about it soon.
We have already started working on some cool features - they will appear in the next updates.

Controller support
We brought to our office all gamepads that we found and we already started working on adding contoller support to the game!

Thanks for support!
Thanks to all the players, especially those who stream and upload videos on youtube!
We watch every video and fix bugs thanks to you!
Join Discord!
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April 17

DESERT KILL – a roguelite top-down shooter is now available on Steam

DESERT KILL from IO Games – a roguelite top-down shooter where you have to destroy evil forces in the most brutal way is available on Steam for $9.99!

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About This Game

DESERT KILL is a roguelite top-down shooter where you have to destroy evil forces in the most brutal way!

The world was stuck in endless wars. Сonflict of interest led to a global cataclysm and a most of our planet became a lifeless desert.

Taking advantage of the global chaos, the terrible villain tries to muster his personal army to seize power over the rest of the world.

The toughest and incredibly dangerous killers splitted in two camps - those who want to save the remnants of our world and those who are eager to seize absolute power!

Choose your hero and stop the evil!

  • huge arsenal – more than 80 deadly weapons
  • badass characters
  • powerful items
  • drive awesome vehicles and destroy crowds of enemies
  • intense boss fights
  • low poly visual style

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Game has cartoon violence: our characters can bleed, be damaged or ripped to pieces. But nobody gets hurt.

Sometimes there may be alcohol or a cigarette but it's only for making suitable atmosphere.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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