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Allure of the Stars

near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad combat game

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Allure of the Stars is a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad combat game.

This is not a "video game", nor is it an interactive novel. It's more like non-verbal daydreaming about adventuring with a band of trusted friends. They know each other so well they need no more than an occasional nod, a cry of warning or a quick gesture to fully share their situational awareness. They fight as one organism, attack, escape, guard each other's back, explore spaces no human ever saw before, expertly appraise their spoils dividing scarce supplies in a dark nook of an abandoned hall. This is an adventure and a world you creatively imagine, you master, you live through (or die) and afterwards you tell stories about. And even if you don't tell, if you keep the stories to yourself, this doesn't make them any less true.

The gameplay manual may help when initially developing the personal game-to-brain interface pathway that supplies game state information. The user interface tries to engage the brain visual and aural processing centers only marginally and instead let their full capacity be used by personal imagination for sensory world-building in a fully original, uncoerced, true-to-dreams way. Like when reading a book, but with less words and more action.

The game is written in Haskell using the LambdaHack roguelike game engine. See the changelog file for recent improvements and the issue tracker for short-term plans. Long-term goals are high replayability and auto-balancing through procedural content generation and persistent content modification based on player behaviour.

Also, developing brain implant game interfaces that bypass the visual cortex.

Also, making aliens bitterly regret the idea of plotting against Earth.

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