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The following animated screenshot is from an older version of the game (e.g., smaller game window), but it's a fine example of small scale gameplay fun that we strive to preserve regardless of game expansion and changes. It also fits pixel-perfectly on this page, unlike the standard size game window. Shown is a fully automatic run of the ambush scenario with decently effective use of explosives. All footage shows ingame content.

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See more screenshots at Roguebasin.com


Allure of the Stars is a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game in full 16-color 7-bit ASCII. Binaries and the game manual are available at the homepage, where you can also try the game out in the browser (allureofthestars.com/play).

Not a single picture in this game. You have to imagine everything yourself, like with a book (a grown-up book, without pictures). Once you learn to imagine things, though, you can keep exploring and mastering the world and making up stories for a long time.

The game is written in Haskell using the LambdaHack roguelike game engine. Please see the changelog file for recent improvements and the issue tracker for short-term plans. Long-term goals are high replayability and auto-balancing through procedural content generation and persistent content modification based on player behaviour.

Also, making aliens bitterly regret the idea of plotting against Earth.


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0.11.0.0 of Allure of the Stars

0.11.0.0 of Allure of the Stars

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Allure of the Stars v0.11.0.0 Windows installer. See the homepage for binaries for other operating systems and for source code.

0.10.3.0 of Allure of the Stars

0.10.3.0 of Allure of the Stars

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Allure of the Stars v0.10.3.0 Windows installer. See the homepage for the browser version, other binaries and source code.

0.10.2.0 of Allure of the Stars

0.10.2.0 of Allure of the Stars

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Allure of the Stars v0.10.2.0 Windows installer. See the homepage for the browser version, other binaries and source code.

v0.9.5.0 of Allure of the Stars

v0.9.5.0 of Allure of the Stars

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Allure of the Stars v0.9.5.0 Windows installer for the reddit's Feedback Friday; see the homepage for the browser version, other binaries and source code

v0.8.0.0 of Allure of the Stars

v0.8.0.0 of Allure of the Stars

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See the homepage for newer releases! v0.8.0.0 explodes with many new features, backstory elements and a dashboard! Alternatively, try it out in the browser...

v0.7.1.0 of Allure of the Stars

v0.7.1.0 of Allure of the Stars

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v0.7.1.0 surprises with new sentences of English by @Peritract, Windows installer that automagically shortcuts to desktop and a fix of a bug! Alternatively...

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Bazlik_Commander
Bazlik_Commander

Happy to see you returned with update, old friend.

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ManOfLetters Creator
ManOfLetters

The freshly released Allure of the Stars v0.9.5.0 stars in today's reddit's Feedback Friday. Please come over, play, share your scores, offer feedback and have fun!

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Browser play and binaries are available. Note that Mac OS X binaries are accessible from Homebrew via `brew install allureofthestars`. Dear sight-impaired players, please use the screen reader binary (for Linux) and offer feedback especially about how to improve the text UI to be more accessible to you.

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ManOfLetters Creator
ManOfLetters

I'd like to thank all people engaged in the giveaway event: the organizers and the hundreds of contestants and also those that didn't register, but vociferously participated in the festivities on various fora. If you didn't win, don't despair --- you are cordially invited to name the price of your choosing at Man-of-letters.itch.io and enjoy the game to its fullest. If you won, you rock and you are entitled to all future versions of the game (though not necessarily all DLCs), no matter how high the minimal price rises when the game exits Early Access (in a decade or so). Now let's go claim from the pesky aliens what is ours!

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ManOfLetters Creator
ManOfLetters

The giveaway has started!!! Indiedb.com

Excitement! Emotion! Thrill, Tumult, Rush and Commotion!

Details at Redd.it

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Bazlik_Commander
Bazlik_Commander

To be honest, but this will be epic game with some sprites in use. Forget this dwarf fortress tricks for the moment, and take a look.

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ManOfLetters Creator
ManOfLetters

Thank you for your kind words. Still not sprites/tiles, but the feature request is on the development issue tracker, so who knows, a contributor may add them some day. Enjoy the new release!

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