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Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles Is A Deck-Building Roguelike With A Dicey Twist

by Jason Guisao on Oct 20, 2021 at 11:40 AM

Akupara Games is an indie developer/producer known for its ambitious forays into multiple genres of digital games storytelling - point and click adventures, puzzle RPGs, rhythm brawlers, and platformers. The company is pairing with Brazil-based developer Little Leo Games to create Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles, a deck-building game with roguelike mechanics and a “dicey” twist. Literally.

Instead of just collecting and mastering conventional decks of cards, you’ll roll six-faced dice to enable a range of abilities. Then you’ll take those skills and attempt to Purify/Corrupt the foes you face. Watch the trailer above for gameplay details.

With over six characters to choose from – each with their own set of playstyles – and deep progression linked to upgrades and classes, you’ll have your work cut out for you as you climb the ladder to face stronger foes. The 2D art style and unit placement UI remind me of Astria: Ascending’s visuals. If you enjoy deck-building games with a hint of magical whimsy, then Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles might be the next indie title for you. 

Astrea’s features overview can be read below:

  • Fortify Your Astrarium - Choose among hundreds of different dice that suit your penchant; reliably safe, perfectly balanced, or powerfully risky
  • Purify vs Corruption - Tactfully wield an innate risk vs reward system by pacifying enemies through Purification, or Corrupt yourself to unleash abilities that will help tip the scales
  • Choose Your Path Wisely - Laden with bountiful boons to enhance your chances for success and encounters against waves of enemies that impede your progress, chart a course through the star system to the source of Corruption
  • Choose from Six Brave Oracles - Each possessing their own unique dice sets, abilities, and playstyles

You can add Astrea to your Steam wishlist right now. A release date has not been announced.