Gemstone Keeper is a 2D topdown dungeon crawler where you explore caves and caverns, defending yourself against the creatures that reside and go as deep as you can to collect the rare and hard to find gemstones. Any minerals and gems you find deep in the caverns will earn you enough money to afford better weapons, items and other advantages to go as far down as possible to find the rarest and elusive stones to become the ultimate Gemstone Keeper.

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Factsheet

Developer:
Gamepopper
Based in United Kingdom

Release date:
March 30 2017

Platforms:
Windows

Website:
gemstonekeeper.co.uk

Available From:
$9.99 - Steam

Description

Gemstone Keeper is a twin-stick shooter/roguelike dungeon-crawler where daring explorers travel through the ever changing world of the Cistershire Caverns, travelling through the rocky underground of fire and ice to collect rare and elusive gemstones, while fighting deadly creatures along the way. Players will be able to earn money from their trips down below, to spend on new weapons, items and upgrades. Weapon and ammunition unlocked is modular and can be interchanged to make various combinations to suit an explorer's style of play, and items can vary from helping players find more rewards, to provide additional offense or defense capabilities. Gemstone Keeper takes a fresh approach on both the twin-stick shooter and roguelike genre, as well as an interesting twist on the ASCII visual style.

History

Gemstone Keeper began in April 2015 as a demo, called Gem Finder, for a Procedural Level Editing tool, which was a University Thesis project. The game went through a change in art style, from sprites to ASCII, the following month so it can follow in the style of roguelikes.

Then the game was completely redone in July in a whole new engine, and development has carried on since, with game composer Vincent Rubinetti (INK, High Noon Revolver) joining on in the winter of 2016.

Gemstone Keeper was Greenlit for Steam release on the 11th June 2016 after a month long campaign and it is planned for a 31st March 2017 release.

Features

  • Full Real-Time ASCII Graphics
  • Modular Weapons System
  • Large and Dynamic Bosses

Videos

Steam Release Trailer YouTube

Steam Greenlight Trailer YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & photos as .zip
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Monetization Permission

Gamepopper allows for the contents of Gemstone Keeper to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Gemstone Keeper is legally & explicitly allowed by Gamepopper. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.indiedb.com/games/gemstone-keeper/presskit.


About Gamepopper

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Indie Games Developer behind niche and challenging titles from a diverse range of genres, working in the region of Staffordshire in the UK, and have been active since 2013. The studio has worked on games for multiple platforms from Desktop, Web and Smartphones, and will be releasing our first game on Steam in 2017!

More information
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Gemstone Keeper Credits

Tim Stoddard
Developer and Programmer

Vincent Rubinetti
Music


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks