From Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 20, 2021 – Akupara Games, alongside Brazil-based developer Little Leo Games, announces Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles, an all-new dice-deck-building roguelike. Using an ever-changing deck of dice and enchanted sentinels, Purify waves of Corrupted foes and a decayed goddess to save the Star System. The title makes its first appearance during Akupara Games’ 5th-anniversary event, during which the company celebrates its continued passion for supporting other indie developers.
The galactic-gothic 2D strategy game combines the deck-building genre with RPG elements. Astrea innovates the deck-building genre by adding six-faced dice in place of single-effect cards. This allows for the emergence of the game’s core mechanic, where the player will need to tactfully balance between the Purification and Corruption of their foes and themself. As one of six characters paired with guardian Sentinels, players must defeat rooms of enemies or bosses to obtain upgrades in the form of new dice and character enhancements paired against dynamically changing gameplay as the climb progresses. The new trailer is available to watch below.
“It’s an exciting time for Akupara Games! 5 years is a long time to be around,” said David Logan, the CEO. “We’re continuously humbled, especially when great titles like Astrea come to us for publishing; we’re always excited to continue being part of these journeys with such talented teams. Astrea, with its dark-centric artwork, expansive lore, and unique gameplay – it leapt off the page for us, and we’re excited to welcome the game to our growing family.”
Wishlist Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles:
- Fortify Your Astrarium – Choose among hundreds of different dice that suit your penchant; reliably safe, perfectly balanced, or powerfully risky
- Purify vs Corruption – Tactfully wield an innate risk vs reward system by pacifying enemies through Purification, or Corrupt yourself to unleash abilities that will help tip the scales
- Choose Your Path Wisely – Laden with bountiful boons to enhance your chances for success and encounters against waves of enemies that impede your progress, chart a course through the star system to the source of Corruption
- Choose from Six Brave Oracles – Each possessing their own unique dice sets, abilities, and playstyles
Alongside the new game announcement, Akupara Games launched their first-ever Steam Publisher Sale, starting today. To celebrate, users can find discounts up to 90% across multiple titles, DLC and even soundtracks for a limited time: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/akuparapublishersale