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A top-down roguelike heavily inspired by Binding of Isaac. A peaceful science vessel is attacked by a punk teenager named Brandon driving his dad's luxury space cruiser. The scientist is forced to eject and crash land on an alien planet. Fight your way through a wide range of randomly generated levels on a quest for vengeance. Unlock and collect over 100 unique items such as armor, weapons, and powerups. Weapons: Pistol, Shotgun, Laser rifle, Sniper rifle, Maggot cannon, Spark pistol, Magic staff, Gatling gun, Flare gun, Rocket Launcher, Flamethrower. Level styles: Jungle, Canyon, Crypts, City street, Spaceship, Moon base.

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PianoHandsThePerson May 11 2014 says:

So, I just got the beta today, and I'm happy I own it, but I have some problems with the game as it currently is. First off, it definitely pulls from Isaac like it says, while adding it's own spin on a few things. Which in some cases is good, in other cases I feel it hurts the game by trying to be different. First off, reloading kills the pacing in a game like this for me. I rather not have to keep an eye on ammo with bullets + enemies flying everywhere, then realize I couldn't shoot for a moment, and get smacked because of it. Maybe others like the added complication of this, I feel it adds a problem though. Next, many of the enemies do feel quite fair, and a lot of the AI is very solid! But, there are some exceptions to this, where I die and think "Man, what the hell is wrong with this enemy?". Trust me when I say I'm no stranger to hard games, but I feel the deaths should be an error on my end, not something charging so incredibly fast that it's nearly impossible to avoid (Wasp boss on stage 1, the boxer on stage 2 in particular so far). My last problem with this game, may be just due to the ridiculous amount of time I've put in to Isaac.. It feels weird that my movement speed doesn't affect the direction of the shots. I'm very biased on this particular point though. Overall, I feel it needs a lot of polish at the stage it's in now,but has the potential to be a solid game.

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ruffdogobgyn Apr 19 2014 says:

Fantastic roguelike... Screw Isaac!

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Draegast Apr 17 2014 says:

A fun little top-down roguelike. I felt it was almost too closely related to Binding of Isaac, so much so that I feel it's a dulled down version of the real thing. This game draws a fine line between being inspired by and full-blown copying Binding of Isaac.

That being said it's a great little game, it has great mob mechanics and feels quite polished. I enjoy it but I can't help but feel like I would enjoy just playing Binding of Isaac a little more.

Checkout my first look if you want to see some gameplay:

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thejamesanderson Apr 9 2014 says:

Just hit that YES button on the Greenlight page! All the best with this the game looks amazing!

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Martanz Mar 4 2014 says:

Reminds me of the Binding of Isaac. Looks really cool! Gonna get this when it comes out

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StatusOffline Feb 21 2014 says:

Looks great dude. Am really looking forward to getting this when its released. Did a small article to help promote it Statusoffline.com

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Dr_Ebenstedt Nov 25 2013 says:

Just set up an official subreddit for anyone wanting to subscribe on reddit.com


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ordoabchao Nov 15 2013 says:

This game sounds like it will be fun when/if it is finished, can't wait to try it out. Good Luck on the development of this game

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