Steam’s Going Rogue: A Festival of Persistence celebrates dying and trying again with a sale on Soulslikes, Roguelikes, and Metroidvanias.
players in Steam are getting a huge sale that puts Roguelikes, Soulslikes, and Metroidvanias on full display. Steam’s celebration of these famously challenging genres is aptly called Going Rogue: A Celebration of Persistence, and fans of the genre can expect to see plenty of exciting titles available at generous discounts.
Roguelikes, Soulslikes, and Metroidvanias are extremely popular game genres that center around the idea of persistence in the face of challenge. The roguelikes are inspired by the 1980 game Rogue, which was procedurally generated and had a permadeath system, meaning that once players died, they had to start over from the beginning, just with new knowledge. Soulslikes are inspired by the souls of the devil Y Dark souls, where combat is punishing and pattern-based, and progress is incremental. Metroidvanias, a combination of metroid Y Castlevaniausually the player gradually unlocks abilities that allow them to traverse new areas of the map, going back to previous locations to take advantage of their newly acquired abilities.
A wide variety of titles are on sale during this event, spanning each of the sub-genres and including many of the biggest hits, as well as some lesser-known entries hoping to gain recognition during the celebration. big names like nioh, hollow knightY Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order They have up to 75% discount. sekirothe extremely challenging ninja Soulslike developed by Dark souls Y elden ring FromSoft creator is also available at a rare 50% discount. Many highly praised indie games are also celebrating with sales, like Skul: The Killer of Heroes, kill the needleY FTL: faster than light. The event will take place from May 2 to 9.
Steam frequently hosts themed events of this nature to celebrate various genres, publishers, franchises, and seasons. Concurrent with Going Rogue is the May 4th sale, which celebrates all things Star Wars. Recently there was also the Alien Day sale, which hosted the sales of many popular titles from the Alien franchise, like aliens vs predator Y Alien: Isolation. Two other popular events are the Steam Summer Sale and Steam Winter Sale, which provide significant discounts and are a notorious threat to players’ wallets and free time.
Due to the variety of Steam sales throughout the year, frugal and patient gamers know that it’s only a matter of time before something on their wish list ends up at a significant discount. These events serve as useful ways to promote various genres, publishers, and franchises while also introducing gamers to titles they might have missed. Those not interested in Roguelikes, Soulslikes, or Metroidvanias probably won’t have to wait long before their favorites are the stars of the next Steam event.
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