Student Entrant 2014
University of California, Santa Cruz
Real Human Games
Asterogue is an iOS and Android game that combines the tension and discovery of a roguelike with a real-time combat system specifically tailored for touch controls. Explore the shifting layers of a mechanical planet that changes every time you play, take on an army of deadly robots, and salvage procedurally-generated weapons from the wreckage of your foes to build up your own strength. With its combo-driven, dodge-heavy combat and gripping risk-reward system -- you'll find better weapons the longer you play, but it is only by voluntarily ending a run that you can save your newfound weapons for later use -- Asterogue provides an exciting gameplay experience unlike anything else on mobile platforms.