Steam Marines is a Squad-Based Tactical Roguelike being developed by Worthless Bums. It features: - 2D retro-styled art and turn based action. - Procedurally Generated Levels. - A squad of combatants fighting for their lives in monster filled levels. - Use your squad to cover defensive positions or funnel enemies into chokepoints to blow them up. Steampunk spaceship under attack by aliens, you say? The aim of the game is to progress through the various decks of your besieged steampunk spaceship in order to repel the alien invaders and get out of dodge. It features permadeath and will have a recruitment system. Build your squad members into deadly, long-range marksmen, or up-close-and-personal death machines. But no one is invincible, and if someone dies you'll have to replace him/her with a raw recruit. If the entire squad dies it's game over.
Steam Marines v0.7.2a brings Promotion overhauls for each class, tile indicators for mouse actions, dressier window GUI, and more!
Posted by Worthless_Bums on Apr 5th, 2013
If you enjoy Steam Marines please do head over to Steam Greenlight and vote for it!
It's been about a month and a shiny new update is here! Promotions/talents have been overhauled. Each class now has a choice between an active and a passive talent at each rank. Some new stuff and some old - Scouts still get Scoped and Grenadiers can destroy landmines, kill with aoe, or prevent friendly fire.
But the first thing you'll probably notice is this little ring:
It's to better help players navigate with the mouse cursor, and to inform new players that you can actually do so! Eventually the animation will be context sensitive, giving you a visual indicator of what you can do on that tile, like select a marine by clicking directly on him/her or smash down a wall, or using a dispenser or terminal.
The ring should also slide under or over objects depending on what is on the tile:
The windows/popups in Steam Marines also got a facelift (Options Menu is a work in progress) to make them all consistent. Also, transparency looks nice:
Lots of other goodies in this build, from sound effects, ammunition in magazines instead of being loose rounds, and variable class sight radius - use your flashlight/laser sight wisely! Steam Marines also now has gamepad (and technically joystick support. Yell at me with your OS/hardware of choice if something is funny :)
Last but not least, I'd like to showcase two YouTube videos made of Steam Marines, one by Juicy Hippo Time: