30XX, the new Megaroguelike action platformer from Batterystaple Games is springing into Steam Early Access.
Alongside the classic roguelike Arcade Mode and permadeath-free Mega Mode campaign, 30XX empowers fans to design levels. This is known as Maker Mode. Modelled after the tools used to develop the game, this level editor allows the community to craft custom stages and share them.
Not only that, popular player-made creations will be vetted by Batterystaple Games. Then other adventurers will have the option to shuffle these gauntlets into their journeys. This will then help keep the experience fresh and new for millennia to come.
The Steam Early Access release debuts with six level themes to sculpt and explore. These include Penumbra, a cathedral with reflective surfaces that encourage explorers to utilize their surroundings to take down foes, as well as the twitchy thrill ride Deepverse, a synth-wave holo-jungle with intense timing-based hazards that test precise mastery of 30XXs crisp controls.
The pixel art beauty of 30XX
Hi-bit pixel art from art director Glauber Kotaki (Rogue Legacy, Chasm) ties the aesthetic of one stage to the next along with an energetic chiptune soundtrack that propels the action forward. No matter the arena, 30XXs heroes have a myriad of ways to tackle the obstacles ahead.
Harness abilities from vanquished bosses. Then, using Nina’s new Power Fusion system, synthesize them into 64 hybrid moves to surmount any stumbling block. Alternatively, wield Ace’s fearsome Techniques to chain together devastating combos and slice through anything in his way.
“Early Access was hugely influential in shaping 20XX into something special, and our team can’t wait to invite the community back into the process to help us reach new heights with 30XX, said Chris King, founder, Batterystaple. Thankfully, that time isn’t far off now and we’ll be doing just that on the 17th of February. We look forward to fans leaving their mark on the game with feedback and their own designs in Maker Mode and hope to have you along for the ride.