Devolver Digital and developer Four Quarters released the first major update to their roguelike deckbuilder Loop Hero that focuses on player feedback, quality of life improvements, new titles, and enemies. The pixelized old school endless adventure has seen over 800,000 players on Steam alone.
In the new update, players can now save on the go. An new option allows players to save and exit the game in the middle of an expedition preserving their progress. Heroes who focus on safety can now escape during battles with 30 percent of their resources.
Inventory management has been updated to include item locking by right-clicking on the item. The speed button now includes up to a 4x expedition speed in addition to a 2.5x battle speed. In the cards, supplies, and perks menus decks can be switched. A new option that locks boss perks so they don’t drop in the expedition pool. Three new titles and two new enemies have been added to the game and it is up to the heroes to find them. A more complete list of changes in v1.1 for Loop Hero can be found here.
Along with the update comes a film that charts the creation of Loop Hero from Ludum Dare game jam to a Steam best seller. The full documentary from acclaimed video game documentarians Noclip is viewable below or on their YouTube channel.
The story of Loop Hero begins with a Lich that has thrown the world into a timeless loop creating endless chaos. To stop the madness a brave hero must restore their memories using an expanding deck of mystical cards to take on various enemies and terrain in unique expeditions. No two expeditions are the same. For the different classes of heroes, as more powerful equipment is recovered and equipped, the survivor’s camp will expand adding to each adventure through the time loop.
Loop Hero is available on PC for Windows, MacOS, and Linux through Humble Bundle, GOG, Epic Games Store, and Steam for $14.99 USD. For more information about Loop Hero visit the game’s website at loophero.com.
Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital Twitter) is an Austin, Texas based video game publisher and film distributor. The company specializes in publishing indie games. Founded in June 2009 by Mike Wilson, Harry Miller and Rick Stults, along with business partners Nigel Lowrie and Graeme Struthers the company immediately started work the high-definition remake of Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. In 2013 Devolver Digital Films, a film distribution subsidiary was launched. Recent projects from Devolver Digital include Fall Guys and GRIS.
Four Quarters (@_FQteam Twitter) is an independent video game development studio. Based in Russia, the team started off as a team of two ambitious developers that later expanded to a four-person studio which became Four Quarters. The indie studio is best known for Please, Don’t Touch Anything and Loop Hero.
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