Roguelite cult hit Unexplored receives two new game modes
AMSTERDAM • Unexplored , the roguelite action rpg known for its unique dungeon generation, added two new game modes. Two exact opposites, to be precise. The Arcade Mode pits players against a ridiculous amount of enemies, whereas the Desolate Mode removes most combat.
The latter offers an experience where you really have to consider every encounter: do I attack or sneak past the creatures? Desolate mode is tense and suspenseful, Arcade mode is a hectic, kill-or-be-killed experience.
DLC: Mithril Run & Ripley Run
Beside the new play modes, Unexplored previously launched two DLCs which overhaul the gameplay in different ways: the fantasy-themed Mithril Run and the alien-themed Ripley Run. A third DLC will launch soon.
Unexplored is currently on sale on Steam, offering a 20% discount and all DLC for free at 7.99 dollar or equivalent.
Unexplored’s composer and marketing lead, Matthijs Dierckx, will deliver a talk at the inaugural Devcom/Respawn game developers conference in Cologne: “Do Articles on PC Gamer help your Sales? Kotaku? Polygon?”
the roguelite that feels like a roguelike
Unexplored is an accessible yet challenging roguelite action rpg, featuring fantastic dungeons and a surprising amount of content and depth.
Press on Unexplored
Rock Paper Shotgun:
"...one of my favourite games of the year".
"Even in a year with so many incredible games, Unexplored is a gem"
"...more interesting, well-designed environments than in your average, relatively rigid roguelike"
The game launched recently to great critical response and currently has a 95% positive review score on Steam. The developers keep updating the game with new features and content. Since the launch, Unexplored received as much as 15 major content updates.
Three pieces of DLC are available for free with the game: the Original Soundtrack (composed by Matthijs Dierckx of TwoComposers), the fantasy themed Mithril Run, and finally the alien themed Ripley Run.
Introducing "Cyclic Dungeon Generation"
The launch of Unexplored also marked the first official release of a game using Cyclic Dungeon Generation, the new way of creating -less- random levels and emergent gameplay.
In the this video, the creator of Unexplored explains Cyclic Dungeon Generation in 47 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wvkTT-6P3Q
The game is created by Ludomotion, the studio of famed developer Joris Dormans, known for his research in the field of procedural content generation, emergent gameplay and the highly acclaimed math game, Sumico (rated 9/10 by Nintendo Life).
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