PAX Indie Highlight – Roundguard
When you took the traditional informal recreation Peggle and doused it in Dungeons & Dragons, that is the core philosophy behind Roundguard. At PAX West 2019, Roundguard’s playful artstyle caught my eye throughout a trek by way of the large Indie Megabooth – however the gameplay saved me round.
Wonderbelly Video games is hoping to attain one thing particular right here by bringing two quite disparate genres collectively. Combining the pachinko-esque pinball bounces and bloops with all types of RPG components works fantastically might seem to be a wierd combine, but it surely’s fairly wondrous alchemy when it comes collectively. As a warrior, rogue, or wizard, the trek by way of Fort Springbottom is a tricky one. Loot, gadgets, randomized dungeons, quests, particular talents, and all these nice issues match right into a map the place you may choose your path and perils as you’re employed towards the massive boss.
Whereas there’s permadeath and also you solely have one life, your achievements and acquisitions throughout a run may be helpful towards your subsequent makes an attempt to traverse the lethal citadel by supplying you with particular gear that may give you an enormous increase in energy.
This unusual pairing of genres seems extraordinarily promising, and I am unable to wait to provide it a whirl when it arrives early subsequent 12 months.