It seems like Bit Kid will be injecting some roguelite elements into Metroidvania game Chasm quite soon.
The developer announced that it would be bringing its first content update (‘The Guilean Arcade Pack’) to the game free-of-charge. The update will add a mode that randomizes rooms in the game, and players will need to move fast or suffer an early game over.
While the update is only live on Steam now, Bit Kid has promised to get it to other platforms as soon as possible. We’ll report back when we have more information.
In the meantime, check out the details below.
OWINGS MILLS, MD – OCTOBER 29, 2018 – It’s 1992, and the arcade is the place to be for the most advanced and challenging experiences around. A mysterious new game has appeared that has all the kids at school talking. This map is different every time you play it, and the leaderboards reflect only those with the quickest wits to combat its twisting dungeons, ferocious enemies, and unpredictable nature.
When people first play Chasm, many may not even realize that there is a robust world building engine powering it. After all, it plays like a good old fashioned dungeon crawling Metroidvania. We had tons of ideas of ways we could leverage the procedural dungeon creation engine, so we set to work and built our first DLC for Chasm: the Guilean Arcade Pack. And best of all, it’s free!
Unlike the main mode, which generates a full world map when you start up your campaign, the new Arcade Mode generates a new layout of the world on the fly. Leave a room and come back, and it’ll be a completely new room. You have 8 minutes to explore each area of the world. If you don’t reach the next area or die along the way, your game is over.
The Arcade Mode is really three modes in one:
• Daily Challenge: Every day you get one shot to leave your mark on Guildean history. Stay alive, progress as far as you can, and rack up your kill count and reach the next area as quickly as possible for maximum points to earn your spot at the top of the daily leaderboard.
• Weekly Challenge: Same idea as the Daily Challenge, but you can take your time and get to know the map. Play through as many times as you like, finding the best shortcuts, loot, and power-ups along the way. Your highest score for the week will be recorded for posterity.
• Practice: No one’s keeping score but you, so just have fun in this mode. Use the randomly generated seed to explore a new dungeon just for you, or enter your own seed number to explore a dungeon you’re already familiar with.
The Guildean Arcade Pack is currently only available on Steam, but we are working hard to bring it to all platforms as soon as we are able.