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You discover a hollow asteroid filled with procedurally generated mines, facilities, alien creatures, and space-loot.

Available for Windows, Linux and Android.

It's a fast, light, minimal, roguelike* that is easy to pick up and put down, with sci fi pixel aesthetics and juicy game-feel. A turn-based "coffeebreak" roguelike RPG game with pixel art graphics and random procedurally generated levels. Balance futuristic hand weapons, armour, chemicals, nanotech, medkits and food as you battle weird creatures from outer space.

* "Roguelike is a subgenre of RPG games that are characterized by random level generation, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics, and permanent death of the player-character."
-- Wikipedia

✓ Procedurally generated.
✓ Gorgeous 8-bit pixel art by Oryx.
✓ Descend through 17 unique and challenging levels.
✓ Battle futuristic aliens to gain XP and loot.
✓ Drink chem beakers, use nanotech, collect weapons to level up.
✓ Carefully tuned controls for keyboard and mobile devices.
✓ Authentic roguelike permadeath mechanic.

Defining characteristics

↠ Roguelike. Not a roguelite. Inspired by the original Rogue.
↠ Minimal. Not a "kitchen sink" roguelike.
↠ Juicy. Lots of game-feel and animation.
↠ Simple controls. You can play "without having to overcome super convoluted controls with a million key commands."
↠ Coffeebreak playable. Aims to be "just big enough to make victories feel fun and worth it but short enough that losses don't feel like you've thrown away your afternoon."

About me

I'm a solo developer and I've wanted to make a roguelike since I was a kid. Releasing this I'm fulfilling my dream! I grew up on Nethack and Rogue and lately I've been inspired by Patient Rogue by Watabou. You can find me on Twitter.

Sound track

Get the original sound track, a chiptune rendition of Holst's The Planets, sliced and diced.

Dev logs

This game is hand crafted with Roguelike Browser Boilerplate.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tags2D, Asteroids, Hack and Slash, Pixel Art, Retro, Roguelike, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Space


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

asterogue-windows.zip 108 MB
asterogue-linux.tar.gz 104 MB

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I just got stuck in level 5:

As far as i could find, there was no way out of these two rooms and could not descend to the next level.  The only thing i could do is die of starvation.

Is that on purpose?

Other than that, cool game.

And i kind of got surprised to recognize Ayaka Hirahara’s Jupiter as the music for the main menu :)

Thanks for reporting the level generation bug. It is in the issue tracker to be fixed. Sorry you got stuck because of the bug!

I thought the music was from Holst’s The Planets suite. I think Ayaka Hirahara used the theme in her music too. Or did I use the wrong version?

Thanks for playing the game and giving me feedback - much appreciated!

No no, you are right: she used the same music as you. I just did not know and assumed; what an ignorant fool i am.

Well, live and learn.

Thank you.

Ah I understand. Don’t feel bad - it’s a confusing time with so much sampling and remixing!

Fail to pay for it with paypal...wonder why :(

Your game looks so cool, loved the art style! Great job! Are you interested in a co-op bundle? I recently finished an update for my game ([DIS] Assemble) and we are making a pre black friday bundle with another art asset pack

Sounds good. What do I do?

Heyy, sorry for the wait! I'm glad to hear that you liked the bundle idea, we are assembling a sci-fi bundle, so your game fits the theme perfectly! Anyways, here is my discord : roguetaver#7994 , DM me there so that we can talk about the details :)

The bundle is ready to be launched, we  only need you to accept the invite:)