Each week NVIDIA aims to keep gamers happy with a new game on Geforce Now or the Android platform and usually it’s exclusive to the SHIELD platform. This week they’ve take an old-school hack-and-slash dungeon crawler and merge it with an art treatment reminiscent of Tron. Called [email protected] I’d watch the trailer below to learn more.
Cool trailer right? If you’ve seen Tron you’ll see the similarity but rated R. [email protected] is re-imaging of some of PC gaming’s earliest life forms – multi-user dungeon (MUD) adventures that were rendered completely with letters and numbers from the ASCII programming language. We’re talking 1980’s Rogue and the subsequent “Roguelike” sub-genre of games that followed, paving the way to present day mega-hits like Diablo. [email protected] takes this foundation out of the past and back into modern-day PC gaming, merging this now-classic gaming recipe with a stunning visual style that evokes that old-school charm while retaining a modern feel.
So how do you play? Choose your hero – Ranger, Mage, Warrior or Amazon – and explore a labyrinth of dungeons that descend deep underground to find their fearsome Guardian and strike it down. Just remember this is no cakewalk and it’s called [email protected] for a reason. [email protected] supports local co op so grab some friends, because you’ll need it.
From now through February 20 you can purchase the game for $12.99, which is 20% off the regular retail price of $14.99. This price includes unlimited streaming rights on SHIELD along with a digital download code you can use on Steam. [email protected] is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board and is recommended for players over the age of 13.
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