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DESCRIPTION


In Rogue Invader, YOU are the invader attacking the alien horde in this genre-flipping roguelite shooter. Game-play resembles 1-Bit black and white old-school games, with modern touches and HD graphics.

Twenty years ago, the Zenos began invading Terran colonies, leaving a trail of death and tears in their wake. Terrans fought back, one planet at a time, while building a fleet to stab at the Zeno home-world.

You arrive with that fleet, just after a series of massive space battles in which all supply ships have been destroyed. You are left with a huge invasion army but no supplies to invade with other than one drop-pod, and one pistol.
Your standing orders are clear: END THIS WAR!

HISTORY


Back when Nathan Rees (the creator of Rogue Invader) was a kid, he made animations of games he wished to play on his old black and white Macintosh computer. One animation depicted a soldier fighting aliens on an alien planet, for some reason. Nathan had no idea why back then. 20+ years later, he came up with the reason why the soldier is taking on an alien horde solo. The attacking fleet can only drop one soldier at a time. Thus Rogue Invader was created from that original animation. The game keeps the old 1-Bit look, but has modern gameplay, roguelike features and sound. See the original animation featured here.

FACTSHEET


Developer:
Squishy Games
Based in Vancouver, WA

Release Date:
Dec 15, 2021

Platforms:
Steam PC/Mac

Website:
rogueinvader.com

Price:
$19.99


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FEATURES


  • 24 weapon types, incuding heavy explosives and airstrikes
  • Customizable gun modifications
  • 1-bit graphics throughout, created at 720p resolution
  • Rogue-lite: static and procedural levels, and permadeaths
  • Persistent damage: destroyed objects are rebuilt over subsequent runs
  • Multiple enemy classes, mini bosses, and side quests
  • Send resources back to your orbiting fleet to rebuild your arsenal or use loot-drops in the battle.
  • Original orchestral music score composed by Caleb Blood calebblood.com
  • Full 360° isometric battlefield shooter

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SELECTED ARTICLES


“Yes, indeed. Distinctive visual gimmick aside, it's a robust sounding package - complete with minibosses, sidequests, procedural generation and weapon modification.”

PC Gamer

“Rogue Invader's art style confounds my ability to form opinions. It's described as "1-bit HD", in that it has smooth animation, 3D models and physics, but they're hidden behind rendering that only uses black and white pixels.”

Rock Paper Shotgun

 

ABOUT SQUISHY GAMES


Squishy Games was founded in 2015 with a desire to create games that harken back to the days of the black and white Macintosh computer. Having grown up with MacPaint and starting on a Mac 512 at age 5, the founder has always wanted to return to the 1-bit art he created as a kid.

 

PERMISSIONS


Squishy Games gives permission to use the content on this page for commercial and non-commercial use.

CREDITS


Nathan Rees
Creator, Director,
Animation, Graphic Design

Kit Rees
Animation, Dialogue,
Graphic & UI Design

Will Petillo
Lead Programmer

Tyler Edwards
Programmer

Jethro Bell
Programmer

Caleb Smith
Programmer

Lee J Hinkle
Lead Prototype Developer

Brian Fa Si Oen
Additional Programmer

Curtis Wilson
Contract Programmer

Caleb Blood
Composer, Sound Designer

Noam Guterman
Additional Music

Jared Martzell
Voice of King Zeno

Larry Hudson
Voice of The Commander

Heidi Rees
Voice of VAL

Joelle Reid
Voice of Bridge Officer 1

Jordan Stufflebeam
Voice of Bridge Officer 2

Taylor Jensen
Voice of Bridge Officer 3

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