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INTRODUCTION

ROGUE SHIFT is a high-intensity rogue-lite experience with RPG elements, set on a harsh planet that will test your will to survive. To stay alive, you will pit yourself against hordes of relentless enemies in an unforgiving, hostile environment.

Level up, unlock perks, gain psionic abilities and find weapons to become progressively more powerful as you attempt to stay one step ahead of the enemy.

STORY

When your dropship is shot down by supposedly friendly defences, you find yourself isolated. Your oxygen is running low, dangerous creatures lurk, and hazardous environments separate you from the nearest outpost. Before you can even think about finding answers, your immediate concern is just to survive the first five minutes.

FEATURE SUMMARY

  • Survive insanely intense battles against relentless enemy hordes.
  • Explore, loot and shop to build up your arsenal of Psionics (powers) and Weapons.
  • Level up and unlock Perks to boost your character over time in a manner that suits your play style.
  • Three distinct gameplay modes, all with online scoreboards.

GAMEPLAY MODES

CRASHLANDER: This is the primary rogue-lite experience with story elements. You have one life. Death is permanent. But all hope is not lost. Level up to unlock Perks that permanently boost your character in small, incremental ways that suit your play style. This gives you the slight edge you need on your next attempt to survive.

DOOMED: Survive against never-ending waves of enemies as you move from zone to zone, rapidly upgrading your capabilities through Psionics, Weapons and Perks. Keep your score multiplier high by killing enemies faster. Take a short break between waves to find loot, buy items at shops, or to activate defensive turrets. You will eventually die, but will you reach the top of the online scoreboard?

ESCAPE: In this fast-paced arcade-like mode, you battle through waves of enemies to reach the exit in record time. You have 5 lives and play with a standard medium level character. Enemies drop power-ups for you to activate instantly: Dash, Blast and Daze your way through the masses. Your final score is determined by total enemies killed, a successful escape, bonus timer and spare lives remaining.

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Steam Playtest 2

During the course of our first Playtest in January, we received some amazing critical feedback and bug reports from our community. This gave us an immediate set of priorities to focus on. With the majority of critical bugs now fixed and some the most requested improvements in place, we feel we're almost ready for another round of Playtesting :)

Rogue Shift Steam Playtest

Preparing for Launch

We're launching our second Playtest on Friday, February 26, 11am PST. This gives us enough time to polish the new build and test it very thoroughly, to ensure a smooth and fun experience for all those who join the Playtest. The purpose of the Playtest should be for players to have fun and give us constructive feedback, not to stumble over nasty bugs and have a bad experience.

How to join

Signing up for the Playtest couldn't be simpler. Just click the Request Access button on our Steam Store page:

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Rogue Shift Playtest Request Access

Some footage from Playtest 1

I leave you with some unedited gameplay footage recorded during the first Playtest in January. Hope to see you during our Playtest!

Brand new trailer and an update on our short term plan

Brand new trailer and an update on our short term plan

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Every once in a while, you notice that the screenshots and trailer for your game suddenly looks a little dated compared to what you have in the latest...

ROGUE SHIFT at the Steam Game Festival

ROGUE SHIFT at the Steam Game Festival

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The Steam Game Festival, Autumn Edition is now underway! Our game demo is public during the festival, and for the first time ever, includes 4-player co-op...

Kickstarter, new trailer and a total rebrand

Kickstarter, new trailer and a total rebrand

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After a period of dormancy for our project, we have recently refocused our efforts, finally pinning down the game's essence as a very intense rogue-lite...

Story reveal trailer and KickStarter soon

Story reveal trailer and KickStarter soon

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We're delighted to present the first proper story reveal trailer! In other news, we're now fully focused on working towards a Kickstarter launch.

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SPY-maps

Great trailer video! Looks very professional and awesome. Just one very small remark i have. The part were the spaceship is hit by cannon and flies to ground, and then when it is crashed with player figure on forground. That felt a bit off. I mean, it was very clear to me that the ship had crashed, but i really did miss seeing that part. I assume you left it out because it was to hard to make or for some other reason. But it felt off, as player you really miss that part. So maybe you could see if you still can implement the crashing of the ship in some form or other. Maybe a big dust cloud only, from ship hitting ground or something. Because i really missed it, other then that, awesome game and trailer. The game gets better and better, am watching this one for a long time now.
much success,

Leon

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Arethrid
Arethrid

Looks nice, reminds me of Crimsonland a lot.

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ROGUE SHIFT
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Far-flung Games
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RT @rogueshiftgame: Aah... classic old-school color-coded security cards. The #doom fan in me just couldn't resist 😎.… T.co

Jun 12 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: Some basic power management can get you to the good loot, but it's not always this simple 🔌😎. ROGUE SHIFT Wishlist… T.co

Jun 5 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: Some snow cover for structures like walls, floors and buildings for a more cohesive look. Wishlist ROGUE SHIFT 👉… T.co

May 29 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: ROGUE SHIFT environment used as the backdrop of the main menu scene. #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #madewithunityT.co

May 15 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: A few still taken from the ROGUE SHIFT opening cutscene. Now using techniques such as 24fps with motion blur and a… T.co

May 13 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: Improving some of the Rogue Shift cinematics to be more... cinematic 🎞️📽️. Here's a few sample shots (out of sequen… T.co

May 8 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: Say hello to Zappy ⚡️⚡️⚡️! New robotic enemy coming soon to Rogue Shift 🤖. Wishlist 👉 Store.steampowered.comT.co

May 1 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: Added a new exploding barrel type (purple). Here's a little test in the special prototyping zone 🛢️🔥🛢️🔥🛢️. Wishlis… T.co

Apr 24 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: The Ripper minigun finally living up to its name! It still has spin-up and spin-down, but can now shoot continuousl… T.co

Apr 23 2021

RT @rogueshiftgame: Spent my entire Saturday on input upgrades 😅. All standard controllers now work (XBox, PS, general) and custom inpu… T.co

Apr 17 2021

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