Glaive Games‘s rogue-lite action-platformer Collapsed brings the apocalypse.
The post-apocalypse setting has been done to death in games, but this doesn’t mean that it can’t be used for some shooting-and-platforming fun without an intricate plot. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that the only premise is that one plays one of 4 hunters who have to track down their prey and obviously kill whatever it is. With each one having their own special abilities, skills, and combat style, one experiences each procedurally-generated level in a different way.
Fighting all sorts of enemy types and big bosses isn’t the only thing one has to do in the game, as one also collects items and combines them to gain new traits, while experience points have to be distributed in skill trees. As one doesn’t lose all the progress if one dies (loot and items are therefore carried over), frustration is kept to a minimum. If dying alone isn’t too much fun, then playing together with a friend in the cooperative mode should make it less of a problem. Aesthetically, the game looks rather great with a cell-shader comic vibe, so anyone who hasn’t become tired of the roguelike/roguelite platformer genre, should give this a try.
The game is now available on PC with a 10% launch discount that will last until August 8th, 5pm UTC.