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Aeruta: A Foxy Adventure in Baking and Battling

Move over, Moonlighter! There's a new roguelike in town that's turning heads and stirring taste buds. Get ready to embark on a tantalizing journey in ...

Jordan Gerblick Feb 02, 2024
Aeruta: A Foxy Adventure in Baking and Battling

Move over, Moonlighter! There's a new roguelike in town that's turning heads and stirring taste buds. Get ready to embark on a tantalizing journey in Aeruta, a game that blends dungeon exploration with the art of managing a bakery. That's right, folks, it's time to satisfy your cravings for both adventure and freshly baked goods!

Picture this: a whimsical world where a mischievous fox girl named Chaya stumbles upon a bakery, her senses tingling with a longing for delectable treats. But hold on tight, because things are about to heat up—literally. Chaya's curiosity leads her to touch the bakery's oven, causing an explosive mishap. Determined to make amends, she strikes a deal with the store's owner, pledging to gather ingredients to repair the damage and help run the bakery.

Prepare to conquer Aeruta's challenges through 2D platforming combat. As you slice and dice your way through the game's monstrous inhabitants, you'll collect the essential ingredients needed for your bakery's culinary creations. But here's where things get interesting: the dungeon exploration is laid out on a board, with each node housing a unique map filled with treasures and enemies to overcome. It's like a gastronomic chess game, where you strategically navigate the board and savor the rewards that await.

Now, let's talk about the visuals. Aeruta's art style is a feast for the eyes, with vibrant pixel-based sprites breathing life into its charming characters. Each delectable dish and delightful monster is meticulously crafted, immersing you in a world that's as visually enticing as the aroma of freshly baked bread. It's a true testament to the power of pixel art, stirring up nostalgia while delivering a fresh and appetizing experience.

If you're a fan of Moonlighter, another hidden gem in the roguelike genre, then Aeruta will surely whet your appetite for adventure. Moonlighter allowed players to manage a general store and explore treacherous dungeons, selling their hard-earned loot back at the shop. It's a game that didn't receive the recognition it deserved, but perhaps Aeruta will shine a spotlight on its predecessor and encourage players to revisit the captivating world of Moonlighter.

Exciting news, folks! You can already sink your teeth into a demo of Aeruta on Steam, tantalizing your taste buds with a tantalizing glimpse of what's to come. Don't forget to add it to your wishlist, as Aeruta will be launching into early access later this year in the glorious season of Spring.

As we eagerly await the release of Aeruta, let's not forget the multitude of other indie gems waiting to be discovered this year. Check out our upcoming indie games guide for a sneak peek at the small-time bangers that will captivate your imagination and make your gaming experience truly unforgettable.

So, grab your apron, sharpen your blades, and get ready to embark on a foxy adventure filled with baking, battling, and a dash of rogue-like spice. Aeruta is here, and it's ready to whisk you away on a delectable journey you won't soon forget. Bon appétit, adventurers!