Two procedural games stood out at the PC Gaming Conference- Strafe and Enter the Gungeon. Strafe for the sheer amount of pixel blood and bile, and Enter the Gungeon for the number of bullets filling up the screen and a sweet, sweet dodge roll.
Strafe entered this world with a face-melting trailer on Kickstarter. After successfully being funded, Strafe made an appearance during the PC Gaming conference to show off what all backers had been hoping for–bullets flying everywhere and blood splattering the wall. An homage to older games, Strafe spices things up by adding a procedural element to the game, providing a different experience every time. Developers felt the need to create Strafe because they felt games from the 80’s and 90’s could benefit from today’s technology (mainly pixelated blood splatter technology). Players will have the pleasure of choosing between one of three guns as their core weapon throughout the game. There will be plenty of other guns to flirt with as the game progresses, but the core weapon will be the player’s main bread and butter. The great thing about weapons in Strafe is that when you run out of bullets, you can simply throw the weapon. Bam! Instant melee weapon.
Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell shooter that features procedural generation, and over 200 hand designed guns.
Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past. Select a hero and battle your way to the bottom of the Gungeon by surviving a challenging and evolving series of floors filled with the dangerously adorable Gundead and fearsome Gungeon bosses armed to the teeth. Gather precious loot, discover hidden secrets, and chat with opportunistic merchants and shopkeepers to purchase powerful items to gain an edge.
Enter the Gungeon will be available later this year on Steam for all your shooting needs.