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Ruin of the Reckless
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
May 12, 2016 @ 11:54am
Apr 26, 2017 @ 7:10am

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Ruin of the Reckless releases 4-26-2017
Ruin of the Reckless is now on the steam store!
Release date: Q1 2017
Official Website:
Twitter: @FauxOperative

"What is that music in the trailer", why... It's slime girls, vacation wasteland intro

Music by Slime Girls:

---- THE GAME ----

Ruin of the Reckless is a 2D action rogue-like with a focus on fast-paced melee combat, speedy movement, and co-operative play.

We want to capture the feel of 16-bit classics while providing a major graphical update, upping the pace, adding challenge and randomness and letting you play with your friends.

We have focused a huge amount of our time so far on game feel, making sure that just moving around the environment, attacking enemies, and exploring the tower feels good on it's own.

- Speed through the environment at lightning pace, crush giant hordes of enemies with melee combat-focused abilities. Upgrade your weapons, find new equipment, level up your hero.

- Explore a detailed, mysterious, randomly generated tower that changes with each ascent. Discover the purpose of the tower and see your one true wish granted.

- Accessible and easy to pick up and play, but ascending to the higher levels of the tower will take intense skill.

- Bring your friends, the game will ship with co-op play for at least two players.

---- MECHANICS ----

Weapons: Wield two weapons at a time. Begin the game with a *weaksauce* primary weapon and find better ones as you traverse the tower

Spellsbooks: Ancient secrets lie within these tomes. Spellbooks contain a set spell and a set amount of charges, when your spellbook is spent, it's time to switch! All spellbooks can be charged for more powerful effects, and you can augment your spells by leveling up.

Skill Orbs: Dangerous and fragile shards of knowledge. Consume them to permanently gain a new ability, or use them as powerful weapons to strike down your enemies. Or maybe just mess up and have them blow up in your face instead.

Dashing: Every one knows that you can't dash without boots! Explore the tower to find all kinds of stylish boots to modify your dashing capabilities. Perhaps you want to leave a trail of fire in your wake, or dash longer and further, or maybe you want to be able to chain multiple dashes at a time, or maybe you just want to fly over hazards like they weren't even there, It's all possible if you have the right boots!

Cards: Complete special challenges to collect persistent cards which you can keep between runs. Don't worry, cards are always optional. But maybe the game is too hard for you. Go ahead and equip the 'baby-mode' card and all the monsters will treat you like the big baby that you are. Or maybe you just want to add some variety to your play experience; to change things up, say by equipping 'deaths door' and making it so every thing dies in one hit... including you. Most cards have a benefit and a drawback, so choose carefully. Combine different cards to create your own custom ruleset before your run starts.

---- THE STORY ----

Since the beginning of time, or maybe longer, this place has been here. It is a beacon of sorts, attracting the souls of those who both lived and died with recklessness in their hearts.

Bound by some unknown force, these wayward spirits cannot leave.

And so they remain… With time their souls will rot. They will fade away and they will be forgotten.

But even here there is hope… a legend whispered among the ghosts and specters. That any spirit to reach the tower’s peak will be granted one wish…
Popular Discussions View All (4)
May 19, 2016 @ 12:31pm
PINNED: Welcome to our Greenlight page, and a FAQ
Jul 13, 2016 @ 12:15pm
Oh good I'm the first one
Sep 3, 2016 @ 9:19am
I made a "Let's look at" video of Ruin of the Reckless, awesome game! Enjoy!
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fauxoperativegames  [author] Feb 22, 2017 @ 4:28pm 
Hey misfitz, please emil us at or DM us on twitter.
xxMisfitzxx Feb 21, 2017 @ 11:24pm 
hey faux i still dont have the game from that giveaway toat scoot or andy did a while back i got the key but when i tried adding it i remember letting you know it was not in my game list and i tired reentering it and it said i owned the game this was back before beta
Creasu Feb 17, 2017 @ 9:21am 
in some a video i saw a character he's head followed you are those 3d thinfs converted into sprites because that's realy cool
fauxoperativegames  [author] Feb 15, 2017 @ 4:05pm 
Thanks Scorpio 757, we're still hard at work over here! :)
RAENIN Feb 14, 2017 @ 10:21pm 
Saw this while using Gamemaker, looks great! :steamhappy:
breadedporkcutlet Nov 2, 2016 @ 4:34pm 
looks awesome! :D
JVSTGEOFF Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:21am 
I know I'm a little late to the party, but I'm ready to play. :3
fauxoperativegames  [author] Sep 27, 2016 @ 2:58pm 
Hey Ryuuhei, we hear a lot of comparisons to Hyper Light Drifter's visual style. That's a real honor since we think that HLD looks very good. However, I think that if you play RotR or watch any of the available streams on twitch you will find that the many, many drastic gameplay differences are immediately apparent. Also, our visual style is noticeably more cutesy and cartoony than theirs! I really think that RotR plays unlike any other game on the market, so I hope you'll give it another look!
Unknown Sep 25, 2016 @ 10:42am 
Very visible inspiration of Hyper Light Drifter. Maybe I'll give it a chance when it'll come out, but I do not support this. Developers today should be more original, not just rewriting existing ideas.
Krimzen Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:19am 
I made a "Let's look at..." video of Ruin of the Reckless, and you can check it out here:

Thank you! ^_^