Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky. It's available now on Desura for $9.99. Buying the beta get's you all future updates for the game, as well as the full game when it comes out. Visit our webstite at CodeAvarice.com to stay up to date on upcoming patches, and the latest developments.
Everything about this game is fantastic. It might be a bit short on content in terms of enemies, weapons, traps and items; but that doesn't stop it from still being loads of fun and having amazing replayability.
It's a hybrid of Binding of Isaac and Doom, with the floor generation and item collecting of Isaac and fast-paced shooting of Doom, and it does it well enough that it's its own game and doesn't feel like it's trying to replace either of those two.
The art style, while simple, is well-done. It's appealing to look at despite textures being pixelated and models being blocky. The lighting is interesting as well; enemies, projectiles, and explosive barrels all stand out amongst the darkness in each room, making them easily recognizable even when you're running around the room too fast to get a good look at everything around you. It's exciting to see a thick blur of light on the ground because you know there's a large mass of coins laying there waiting to be picked up.
The electronic music is also good and fits the mood of the game very well. I enjoyed every track despite electronic not even being my preferred music genre.
Overall, this game is well deserving of a 10/10 score and for being only $6 to purchase a copy it's definitely worth buying and supporting the devs. I very much look forward to seeing what new content gets added in the future.
I recently just updated (it's AMAZING!) and I must say, THANK YOU for nerfing (did you nerf?) the first few floors, because I can actually play through the first floor (I still can't beat the boss and those big demon things though, those are annoying XD) and I love the new weapon(s?)! The Sickle is just awesome. Absolutely AWESOME.
The game itself is a work in progress, and it's constantly getting updated, it has everything a good rougelike should, and it's controls are fluid. Everything seems relatively balanced and it's generally great fun!