“One of the game’s defining mechanics is that you have no direct control of the player character. You choose what items to equip, which location to visit and chill out while an artificial intelligence does all the exploring, combat and looting. That doesn’t mean this is an idle game. Potions and special abilities are maximized by good timing.
“Boss fights are intense and can keep you at the edge of your seat, requiring quick item swaps if the boss changes patterns. Additionally, an expansive item crafting system allows you to combine otherwise disposable items–rewarding experimentation, giving you interesting choices and making full use of all the gathered loot.”
A sci-fi roguelike with both ASCII and pixel art. Play as the Cogmind and explore an expansive living world (inhabitants have their own routines and reactions to your presence), building yourself up through parts you find and those taken from robots that you destroy. There are various ways to play other than all out destruction (such as hacking and stealth), depending on what parts you discover and decisions you make.
An ASCII puzzle platformer. Your energetic avatar auto runs through the level, and you must choose the correct path (by jumping/falling) in order to obtain various items that are necessary to survive the obstacles in your way, and reach the exit. For example, if you don’t get Scuba gear before entering the water, or you don’t get an antidote for poison, you die.
Though, I must admit that dying doesn’t look too unpleasant for your character, as they seem to do ASCII versions of various popular dances. ;)
It’s already out on iOS and PC, and is currently going through Greenlight. I really like the music in the Steam trailer. There are 64 single screen levels, and you can read a full review on Touch Arcade.
Cogmind by Grid Sage Games – a sci-fi roguelike with beautiful ASCII art, something I didn’t think was possible. Play as a robot that attaches the body parts… err.. components of other salvaged machines to itself. Build yourself into an assassin bot, tank bot, hedonism bot (OK, maybe not the last one); explore and destroy your enemies.