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Ampersat is a shooty, slashy, RPG-y game mixing old-school/retro and modern sensibilities. A blend of influences from Gauntlet and Smash TV to Zelda and a dash of Angband, this is a handcrafted adventure with much appeal to fans of Roguelites.
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About Ampersat

About this game

Ampersat is a shooty, slashy, RPG-y game mixing old-school/retro and modern sensibilities. A blend of influences from Gauntlet and Smash TV to Zelda and a dash of Angband, this is a handcrafted adventure with much appeal to fans of Roguelites. A labor of love from a solo developer, Ampersat distills some favorite childhood gaming experiences into a fresh, fun hybrid that sees you killing a lot of monsters, finding a lot of loot, freeing captured letters (um, what?) and growing from a world-weary warrior mage into a powerful smashing/blasting machine!

Main Features

  • More than 50 handcrafted levels, many with exploration and light puzzles
  • Optional endless procedural area
  • Original gameplay elements based around freeing and capturing letters
  • Flexible character progression with extensive skill tree
  • Hundreds of unique pieces of loot find, buy, sell and augment
  • Upgradeable town hub
  • Tackle stages in the order you choose
  • 50 unique creature types with individual AI, 10 fiendish bosses
  • Drop-in local async co-op (and online using Steam Remote Play Together) - suitable for young players to team up with their parents


You may notice the main character and enemies are ASCII letters - yes, this is an aesthetic throwback to the original Rogue games, and the blending of these with colorful 3D top-down environments was the idea that first spawned Ampersat. Likewise, Commodore 64 SID chip sound effects are used alongside real-world music for a distinctive experience. But just what is an "ampersat?" It's the leading contender for the official name of the @ symbol, of course!

Overview

Gentlheim has been invaded by Lord Z, who has surrounded the village with 5 extraplanar towers and the dungeons beneath, filled with evil creatures. Even worse, he has stolen language itself from the townspeople! As the warrior mage Ampersat, you must venture deep into the dungeons and high above the land in the treacherous towers, defeat countless minions and restore language to Gentlheim so the townsfolk can communicate properly and help you defeat Lord Z himself.

Gentlheim

Gentlheim has shops to buy and sell goods; an Inn to heal up, level up, and stash gold to retrieve after death; and a deep Well leading to randomly generated procedural levels. There are various structures you can pay to upgrade and, as language returns to the village, townsfolk who may need something... Gentlheim hides a few surprises for the inquisitive gamer and provides a hub area to approach different stages in any order you like, or revisit levels you’ve already beaten.

The Well is where the “roguish” aesthetics are turned up to 11, providing short, sharp, loot-gathering deep delves once you repair it. There’s an old rumor that something very special is buried at the bottom of the well… but no one has ever reached those depths.

Co-op

Ampersat’s async co-op is true drop-in, drop-out at any time. The second player controls a fairy that hovers around Ampersat and also launches attacks. Will you trust them with your best spell? No? They might steal it anyway... While the fairy’s shots aren't as powerful and contribute to overheating, it has the huge advantage of being invulnerable. The perfect partner... if you can get along.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 06, 2022
Developer:
Gaterooze Ink
Publishers:
Gaterooze Ink
GrabTheGames
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Action RPG
CRPG

Roguelite

Dungeon Crawler

Hack and Slash

Traditional Roguelike

RPG

Action

Roguelike

Adventure
Themes:
Voxel
Pixel Graphics

Loot

Old School

Fantasy
Play Styles:
Procedural Generation
Open World

Singleplayer

Combat
Features:
SharedSplit Screen Coop
SharedSplit Screen

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Remote Play Together

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 980 or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
  • Processor: 2.8ghz dual core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or higher
  • Processor: 3.2ghz quad core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 980 or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

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Frequently Asked Questions

According to ACB, Ampersat is suitable for players aged 6 and above.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 980 or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
Ampersat was released on May 06, 2022
Yes, Ampersat supports Linux.
Ampersat is published by Gaterooze Ink and GrabTheGames
Ampersat was developed by Gaterooze Ink
Fanatical users tagged Ampersat as Action RPG, CRPG, Roguelite, and Dungeon Crawler
Fanatical users tagged Ampersat as Voxel, Pixel Graphics, Loot, and Old School
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Ampersat as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ampersat as Action RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ampersat as CRPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ampersat as Roguelite

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