Published on March 27th, 2013 | by Joshua Philipp
Chasm Is One Fine Looking Dungeon Crawler
There’s nothing like a good dungeon crawler, especially when it includes procedurally-generated maps, Metroidvania-style platforming, and a graphics style reminiscent of the golden age of the SNES and SEGA Genesis. This is what Chasm will bring, and it’s already looking awesome.
Chasm is a 2D action-RPG platformer inspired by hack ‘n slash dungeon crawlers and Metroidvania-style platformers. The devs state, “the game aims to immerse you in its 2D fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets.”
You’ll be playing as a soldier returning home from a long war, and pass through a mining town on the way back. Miners have been disappearing after they opened up a forgotten temple beneath the town, and woke something up. You’re trapped in the town by some dark magic, and you’ll need to venture down to defeat enemies and bosses, and eventually free yourself and the town from evil.
There will be a main boss and mini-bosses. There will be plenty of loot, including unique and legendary drops. And for those feeling hardcore, you can even enable permadeath.
Chasm is currently on Steam Greenlight, and will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.