The roguelite genre is such a flexible one. It goes well with platformers (Spelunky 2), metroidvanias (Dead Cells), deckbuilders (Monster Train), twin-stick shooters (Enter the Gungeon), FPS (Gunfire Reborn), and even rhythm games (Crypt of the Necrodancer). It’s like peanut butter and jelly, coffee and cream, or Netflix and chill. Well maybe not that last one, but you know what I mean.
But have you ever tried peanut butter and hotdogs? I have, and it actually wasn’t bad at all! The thing is there are a ton of things in the world that you thought wouldn’t go hand-in-hand until you actually tried it, and our featured game is no different. That’s right, for today, we’re going to combine peanut butter (roguelite) and hotdog, and our “hotdog” for today is good ol’ Mathematics!
Kingsguard Games has recently announced that they are currently working on Star Math: Interstellar Rogue 2, a turn-based strategy roguelite combined with Mathematics. You literally need to know your math in order to defeat multiple robotic threats from outer space!
The premise is that humanity is fighting a robotic threat from space of its own making! Known as the SIN (Synthetic Intelligence Network). The megalomaniac AI gone mad is sending hoards of starships in regular attacks against Earth. You must assemble a group of four ships to cut through the hoard (Using your math skills) to defeat the mainframe controlling them! You will need to fight through a huge 100 area procedural saga map to defeat 9 boss ships before you can square up to the mainframe in the final battle!
Now, onto the math! You’ll mainly use the four basic functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), but other special math functions may also appear here and there. The good news is that there are no time limits, giving you plenty of time to strategize your moves. The game features a massive deep adventure with hundreds of randomly generated missions that last from 5 up to 30 minutes per run.
Kingsguard Games notes that while the game is intended for teens and adults, they’ve also implemented a “Kids Mode” and even a “Baby Mode” feature so even the youngins can join in on the fun!
While there is no official date of release, Kingsguard Games has its sights on the third quarter of 2022, so if you’re down with some old-school arithmetic fun, click here and add Star Math: Interstellar Rogue 2 to your wishlist!