Allure of the Stars
|Allure of the Stars
|Andres Löh, Mikolaj Konarski
|Aug 05, 2011 (v0.4.1)
|Dec 17, 2021 (v0.11.0.0)
|GNU AGPL3 (Free Software)
|Browser, Linux, OSX, Windows
|Keyboard, Mouse, ASCII (Browser or SDL or Teletype terminal or Screen reader)
|Official site of Allure of the Stars
Play it in the browser! http://allureofthestars.com/play
Allure of the Stars is a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game. Binaries and the game manual are available at the homepage, where you can also try the game out in the browser. (http://allureofthestars.com/play --- It runs fastest on Chrome. Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)
Not a single picture in this game. You have to imagine everything yourself, like with a book (a grown-up book, without pictures). Once you learn to imagine things, though, you can keep exploring and mastering the world and making up stories for a long time.
The game is written in Haskell using the LambdaHack roguelike game engine. Please see the changelog file for recent improvements and the issue tracker for short-term plans. Long term goals are high replayability and auto-balancing through procedural content generation and persistent content modification based on player behaviour. Contributions are welcome.
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Lots of maps and decks to get lost on.
Actual in-game footage.
A terminal console frontend fine-tuned for screen-readers, for sight-impaired gamers:
A fully automatic run of the ambush scenario with decently effective use of explosives --- in particular, for illuminating opponents to be targeted with ordinary projectiles: