Starbreak is a new Metroidvania 2D side-scrolling MMO, beta is open

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StarBreak is a free-to-play 2D side-scrolling MMO from one of the developers (Alexander Carobus) of Realm of the Mad God. This game has just entered Steam Greenlight and is getting a lot of attention thanks to its beautiful hand-drawn graphics, frantic action and impressive boss battles, being something of an homage to classic 32-bit platformers.

While you should definitely give it a look on Steam Greenlight, you can do even better by playing the browser-based beta build on www.starbreak.com – this should be more than enough to give you a good taste of StarBreak and you can run the game on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Dragon Raja X Evangelion collaboration event

There are over seven different environments and you can take control of four combat Shells (the soldiers), each with its own style: Wildfire (Long-range combat expert packing an array of high-tech firearms), Duskwing (Excels at air combat (and ideal for quick surgical strikes)), Ironclad (Meant to take a beating and dish it right back to the enemy with a variety of heavy weapons), and Fabricator (enters the fray by creating devastating machinery that can tip the scale at a moment’s notice). You can seamlessly swap between StarBreak’s different character classes and the developers at Crunchy Games say that there's no level grinding; instead “players are rewarded for skill, cooperation, and improvisation though the game’s clever loot system — which features more than 200 items.”

Alexander Carobus, founder of Crunchy Games said: “StarBreak is an MMO take on the Metroidvania sub-genre. Imagine having dozens of players tackling a level simultaneously, fighting bosses, and unearthing the best loot. The game takes things even further with a procedural level generation engine that ensures players never have to play the same level twice. If you’re a fan of 32-bit platformers with hand-drawn graphics — and want to take friends along for the ride instead of playing alone — you’re in for a nice surprise with StarBreak.”


Dragon Raja X Evangelion collaboration event

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