Rogue-lite with a side of DRM freedom.
Spawn Point OSK, the publishers of top-down rogue-lite Gerty, have today announced that a DRM-free version of their game will be available on the Humble Store on release day. With player preference and freedom in mind, the project leader Risto Ihalainen explained his reasoning for the decision: ‘We know there are many gamers who prefer to purchase DRM-free versions of games for various reasons, so it was really a no-brainer for us to offer this option (…) We hope to add Gerty to as many storefronts as possible.’
In Gerty you are a member of an elite mercenary group. A mining colony of critical importance is under attack by a hostile alien force. Armed to the teeth and equipped with your trusty laser-diggers, you must fight your way to the depths of the planet, find the source of the alien threat and eliminate it.
Carve your own path through replayable procedurally generated levels and create tactically advantageous situations to eliminate the alien threat in intense, tough but fair, action packed gameplay. Mine crystals to upgrade your gear, discover alien structures, and eliminate the source of the alien threat in singleplayer or local co-op mode.
Gerty is currently available to play in demo form on Steam, but if the prospect of receiving the game DRM-free is right up your alley, keep an eye on the game’s Humble Bundle page.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.