Teleglitch: a shooty real-time roguelike with crafting, Science

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If you've room in your life for another sci-fi (opens in new tab) roguelike (opens in new tab) , then you might want to give Teleglitch (opens in new tab) a look. It's a top-down real-time roguelike shooter that reminds me of Alien Breed, and those are some words that look very good together indeed.

As IndieGames (opens in new tab) note, it's been a year since a demo version of the game cropped up, and three years since development first started. Those three years of developers Johann Tael, Mihkel Tael and Edvin Aedma's lives have resulted in a shooty roguelike (a... shoguelike?) with crafting, "a sinister narrative filled with greedy military corporations", and 10 randomly generated levels that "radically change their structure every time you play". If that sounds like something you might enjoy, there's a demo here (opens in new tab) , which I can happily report offers a lot of twin-stick-style (as in, you move with WASD and aim with the mouse) shooty fun. The full game's (opens in new tab) available for $13 or £7.83. Teleglitchy video below.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.