Loot Rascals

A science-fiction RPG belonging to the roguelike subgenre; it is the debut project of Hollow Ponds - a studio founded by the creators of Hohokum. In Loot Rascals, the player assumes the role of an astronaut whose ship crashes on an unknown, hostile planet. The game's randomly generated world is made up of hexes, most of which are hidden at the beginning. The player often encounters aggressive monsters that are fought in real time. Interestingly, defeated enemies leave cards for the player to pick up - those represent different skills. Since the player has a limited number of slots for cards in their equipment, it is important to select them carefully. When the player dies, they lose a number of their cards, but what is another interesting feature, those are picked up by the creature that defeated the player - the monster later on makes an appearance in another player's adventures. If that player manages to slay the monster, they can return the card to its previous owner or simply keep it. In case of the latter option however, the player has to remember that someone can be after them.

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PC / Windows
Game Loot Rascals (PC) Cover
Loot Rascals

Loot Rascals | PC

RPG, science fiction, roguelike

Companies responsible for Loot Rascals

Hollow Ponds | game developer

Hollow Ponds | publisher   Official website

Loot Rascals release date for PC:

game language:
English

07 March 2017 | Worldwide

07 March 2017 | Europe

07 March 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Loot Rascals (PS4) Cover
Loot Rascals

Loot Rascals | PS4

RPG, science fiction, roguelike

Companies responsible for Loot Rascals

Hollow Ponds | game developer

Hollow Ponds | publisher   Official website

Loot Rascals release date for PS4:

game language:
English

2017 | Worldwide

2017 | Europe PAL

2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 3.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Loot Rascals for PC / Windows is a science-fiction RPG belonging to the roguelike subgenre. The game is the debut of Hollow Ponds - a studio founded by the core members of the crew that had once produced Hohokum, under the auspices of Sony Computer Entertainment.

Plot

Loot Rascals takes the player to the future times when mankind is conducting large-scale operations aiming to colonize different "corners" of space. The player takes on the role of an astronaut whose ship crashes on an unknown planet filled with aggressive, organic life forms, as well as murderous robots. One's goal is mainly to survive; finding a way to return home is a secondary task.

Mechanics

In Loot Rascals for PC / Windows, the player explores the game world made up of hexes. The surface of the planet is randomly generated and most of it remains hidden at the beginning of the adventure. Through exploration, the player gradually discovers neighbouring hexes, which leaves them with feelings of uncertainty as to what could be discovered next. The main threat to the player is constituted here by aggressive monsters - those are fought in real-time. The game's combat system is simplistic and the outcome of an encounter depends mainly on the character's stats and how good the player is at using their character's abilities.

What distinguishes Loot Rascals from typical roguelikes, is an unusual system of looting present. Defeated enemies leave cards for the player and those represent skills. Since the player has a limited number of slots for such cards in their equipment, it is important to select the most appropriate cards in order to configure the most useful abilities.

Death always means losing several of the most valuable cards. The monster who collects them is then transferred to the game's servers in order to make an appearance in adventures of another player. When the monster gets defeated, the person who slained it can return the card to its previous owner or keep it. The latter option can be less beneficial however, because the players can also create AI-controlled, holographic copies of their characters in order to have an indirect influence on another player's experience. Such a "bot" can attack other players during their adventures or aid them the AI makes this decision, based on the character's deeds.

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card GeForce 9800 GTX/Radeon HD 5850 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7

Loot Rascals trailer #1

Loot Rascals trailer #1 | 1:30

Zwiastun Loot Rascals, RPG-a typu roguelike, utrzymanego w klimatach science fiction. Jest to debiutancka produkcja studia Hollow Ponds.

Hohokum devs announce Loot Rascals, a light-hearted sci-fi roguelike

News 27 May 2016 11:57

Loot Rascals is the new project from the developers of Hohokum. This new game is going to be a light-hearted sci-fi roguelike with an innovative skill system.