Golden Krone Hotel

Golden Krone Hotel

Latest (Experimental) Update Review

The updates for this game have elevated this game to the status of roguelike gem in my eyes. Before, I would have recommended this to anyone who is interested in roguelikes. Now, I would say it is an absolute must-play for any roguelike fan as well as point to it as THE quintessential introductory roguelike. I would say it is certainly better than the standard introductory roguelike recommendations (Brogue and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup) because of its streamlined controls, well-implemented mouse control (you can do everything there is to do in the game with a mouse), well-designed menus (best menus in any roguelike I can think of), high customizability (can play with 4 directional or 8 directional movement, with mouse+keyboard or controller, with tiles or ASCII), rebindable controls (surprisingly not common in roguelikes), gameplay that isn’t dependant on spoilers (lots of roguelikes require spoilers to progress), difficulty settings (so a new player can actually see the end of the game and learn of mechanics that would otherwise kill them), great visuals (Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has static and admittedly subpar tiles while Brogue has ASCII that Golden Krone Hotel simply beats with animated 8-bit tiles), music and sound (once again, not common in other roguelikes), and just the fact that it presents interesting mechanics and gameplay to players much sooner than any other roguelike typically does (a common complaint with Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is that the game isn’t interesting until you reach Lair).

Real player with 85.8 hrs in game

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Disclaimer: This review is for version 1.8 of the game which is the only one that I played. My understanding is that the game has improved significantly since its release and some of the features that I talk about here have been added after the original release (for example controller support).


  • The music is great and fits well with the vampire theme of the game.

  • I love the controller support. This is very uncommon for rogue-like games and allowed me to play the game exclusively on my tv.

Real player with 63.9 hrs in game

Golden Krone Hotel on Steam

Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi

Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi

Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi is the sort of game that feels like it’s flying apart as you play. It’s an authentically janky experience, filled with rough visuals, rough AI, and rough edges of all sorts… but a surprisingly playable, unique, charming, and fun “janky experience.”

At heart it’s actually a fairly simple FPS–traditional, even, with its backtracking and weapon inventory and twitchy gunplay. You’re tasked with exploring a pseudo-random castle to rescue various family members and deal with the local vampire population. “Deal with” in this case meaning “slaughter.”

Real player with 13.4 hrs in game

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In the endless search for quality in the bargain bin of the Steam catalog, there lies a special category for games that many have purchased on a whim, but never played. These tend to be older games, created under time crunches or by small studios. They became either punching bags for being mediocre crap, or things that are actually worth talking about, but fly under the radar because everyone’s backlogs are constantly filled with superior products purchased on sale. It’s a shame, as Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi is an interesting experience that provides quite a bit of bang for the buck (or 3, if you’re not getting it on sale.)

Real player with 9.8 hrs in game

Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi on Steam

Aberration Analyst

Aberration Analyst

You are an analyst in a very secretive, underground organization. Scour tabloid headlines, police reports and other sources in order to locate supernatural threats to the safety and sanity of your fellow citizens.

Players have various tools at their disposal in order to achieve their goal.

Tabloids are a great place to start looking for information about monster sightings and attacks. Unfortunately, the tabloids also have two major weaknesses. First, they are almost totally unreliable, and should not be trusted by themselves. Second, their availability is limited, only ten headlines are released per day. Still, they make a good place to start identifying possible monster activity.

More reliable than tabloids, reports come in two varieties, Police and Coroner. Reports are available for each city, but will cost money to access. They provide factual information, but will not mention monsters or anything that might threaten the reporter’s credibility.

Selecting your team is an important step in the process of monster research. Make sure you try to identify the type of monster you are going after, otherwise your team may not be properly prepared.

Lore is collected as a player progresses through the game. Each attempt to take down a monster will result in small, but helpful hints that will make it easier to identify possible monster activity.

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Aberration Analyst on Steam

Wanted in Hell

Wanted in Hell

Wanted in Hell™

Rumors of a hellish creature terrorizing the frontier have spread to every saloon West of the Mississippi. Grab a gun and saddle to join the hunt or become the beast for a wild west monster hunt game like no other.

Wanted in Hell™ is developed in Unreal Engine 4 and currently in pre-alpha testing.


Multiple Play Styles

Turn in monster heads for bounties as a Hunter.

Haunt the lands and attempt to return to the land of the living as a Ghost.

Terrorize hunters and slay innocents as a Monster.

Randomized Environment

Every match you play of Wanted in Hell™ is different. In addition to randomized loot found in most battle royale games, entire buildings and environment areas are randomized. You will ride into the hunt aboard a steam engine train with randomized train tracks and disembark at the Terminus; a 4x4KM map that has four distinct biomes including desert, snow, canyon, and forest as dusk turn to night. Be prepared for every match to be just different enough to keep you on your toes.

Wild West Gunplay

Wield the legendary weapons of the wild west to face off against player-controlled hunters and monsters. These old gunpowder weapons have limited ammo and there’s no automatic fire. You will need to carefully time your shots to outplay your enemies with simulated physics projectiles that can ricochet off metal and penetrate wood. Ride to victory on over 30 breeds of horses with unique appearances and statistics in skill based mounted combat.

In Match Leveling System

Fortune favors the bold and hiding won’t help you. As a Hunter, you start at level 0 in every match. Reap the rewards of a stone cold killer by improving your stats and unlocking unique abilities to stand toe-to-toe with the monster and live to tell the tale.

Character Customization

The hunt has attracted folk from all walks of life. Stand out from the rest by customizing your Hunter with over one million face, body, and hair combinations. Dress to tell your story with a modular clothing and dye system featuring signature styles of the old west including lawmen, outlaws, cavalry, native American, and more.

Wanted in Hell on Steam