Jupiter Hell was released into 1.0 out of Early Access on August 5th, and since then the reviews coming in have been nothing short of glowing! Many of you may have missed out on this one, but if you’re interested (or if you’re on the fence about requesting a key) take a look at just a few of the positive pieces of feedback we’ve seen come in since launch!
- Screen Rant – Jupiter Hell is one of those Early Access projects that really used its time well. Two years of development make this finished product feel like a polished and definitive roguelike experience.
- God is a Geek – Jupiter Hell is a thrilling turn-based roguelike with stripped-back mechanics that make every playthrough more exciting than the last.
- NME – The game is a must-have for strategy fans and curious Doom fans alike – the unique pacing brings something new to the turn-based genre, while demon-slaying hobbyists will find that Jupiter Hell scratches the same itch for satanic butchering as all the greats.
- ReformistTM – Jupiter Hell Gameplay | It’s So Good, I Can’t Stop Playing…
Prepare to bathe in the warm glow of an old-school CRT monitor experience with Jupiter Hell 1.0 which includes:
- Dante Station – The 4th and final act in the gripping story of one hero’s survival against Jupiter Hell. Final boss battle included!
- Trials Mode – a new customizable and moddable way to enjoy Jupiter Hell your way – it’s your run, your scenario, your funeral.
- Arena Mode – Defend against wave-based attacks of enemies, with quicker levelling and item acquisition between waves.
- Endless Mode – Go through fully randomized levels without episodes, branches etc, and see how deep you can get.
- Classic Mode – No story, no branching areas, no special levels, nothing to distract you from sweet, sweet ripping and tearing through demonic hordes.
- Oh, hey, did we mention Mark Meer VO? – Enjoy the vocal styling of none other than Commander Shepard himself, the legendary Mark Meer.
Jupiter Hell is a classic, turn-based roguelike set in a 90s flavored sci-fi universe. Set on the moons of Jupiter, this spiritual successor to classic DRL (originally known as Doom, the Roguelike) pits a lone space marine against overwhelming demonic forces. Rip and tear zombies, demons, and unmentionable monstrosities, using classic weaponry such as shotguns, chainguns, railguns, and the trusty chainsaw. All to the shine of CRT monitors and the tune of heavy metal.
In Jupiter Hell, traditional roguelike turn-based gameplay meets with modern shooter sensibilities. Controls are immediate and accessible while retaining the back-end depth of a turn-based RPG. You can customize your character with new weapons, items, and abilities gained as you progress through a permadeath-prone hell. Blast through procedurally-generated civilian sectors, military space bases and mining colonies on the violent moons of Jupiter. Like every roguelike worth its salt, you’ll find new ways to experience familiar settings in every playthrough.
The 1.0 release of Jupiter Hell marks the completion of the base campaign and ChaosForge’s original vision, but by no means the development is to cease. The open-ended, infinitely replayable nature of a classic roguelike will allow the spiritual successor to Doom, the Roguelike to continue expanding and evolving.
Some key features include:
- Tactical, turn-based combat with real-time responsiveness – Benefit from classic roguelike turns with modern shooter sensibilities. Controls are immediate and accessible while retaining the back-end depth of a turn-based RPG.
- Meaningful RPG progression – Customize your character with new weapons, items and abilities gained as you progress through a permadeath-prone hell. Beat the game to unlock more difficult challenges rather than grinding to make the game easier.
- Randomized levels set all over Jupiter’s orbit – Blast through procedurally-generated civilian sectors, military space bases and mining colonies on the violent moons of Jupiter. Every playthrough you’ll find new ways to experience familiar settings.
- Original shooter roguelike lineage – Jupiter Hell is the crowning achievement of a 20-year roguelike development saga, coming from ChaosForge, the team that’s been making top-down, cosmic hell roguelikes since 2002.