Roguelikes/lites are ten a penny these days and not all of them great, but I’m quietly impressed with the direction and ambition of Streets of Rogue, which is available to play now as an impressively featured alpha demo. Inspired by genre classics The Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne (aren’t they all!) as well as the RPG elements of games like Deus Ex and Fallout, it has shunned the dungeon in favour of a procedurally-generated city.
A living, breathing city where its many denizens, from all walks of life, go about their daily business – shopkeepers, bar tenders, doctors, scientists, cops, slave traders, bums and criminals, to name just a few. And for the most part, unless provoked, they’ll leave you alone to explore the streets and establishments in peace.
Read more via Gaming Respawn at Streets of Rogue: Procedurally-Generated Sandbox Mayhem