A lovely pixelized combination of shoot-em-up and roguelike, Steredenn changes every time you play, which is the excuse I’m using for all the deaths.


Oh come on, it’s hard enough playing a shmup when you aren’t trying to talk about it at the same time. At least if this glorious beast were a standard shooter I could rely on muscle memory, but the ever-changing nature of Pixelnest Studios’ game means renders my muscles useless.

The game’s Early Access Steam page backs me up.

Steredenn is a frenetic and chaotic space shooter, carved in big beautiful pixels, with insane boss battles. Embark in your ship and engage the fight against dreadful space pirates in a never-ending combat for your survival. Steredenn is at the crossroads between a shmup and a rogue-like. Enjoy the infinite replayability of the game with its unforgiving gameplay, intense boss fights, (almost) randomly generated environments, twisted space events and a surprisingly large arsenal of weapons.


Games with built-in excuses are the best.

The First Five is the first five minutes of a game with light commentary. Once the five minutes are up, so am I.

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