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Goblinz Studio, developer of Legend of Keepers, a dungeon advocate for dungeons, has announced Sandwalkers, a new rogue-style game that changes dungeons for deserts. Set in a world devastated by climate change, the game puts you in front of a caravan carrying a botanist who can still bring the world back to life.
Despite looking like any other roguelita for turn-taking glances, there are some new ideas in Sandwalkers, as explained in the Steam page. There is acid rain, for example, which is joined by sandstorms and heat waves as environmental hazards that try to kill you.
On Steam, Goblinz says, “Don’t underestimate the weather! It influences the movements of the characters and the results of the confrontations. ”I haven’t seen any significant weather system in one game since, ooh, Mad Max, and I’m very ready for another.
Aside from the weather, it seems like it’s also a very eco-friendly game, which makes sense as you try to repair the weather. More specifically, your goal is to "find rich arable land to plant a new tree city for your people." It’s weird to see a game where your goal is to plant trees instead of cutting them down, and it can help give Sandwalkers a different flavor than the desperately shady, dungeon-set roguelites that will soon be scrubbed on Steam and GOG.
There is no release date yet, but you'll find the ad trailer above. Inspire a caravan of heroes to somehow restore our own messy climate.