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Similarity & Review

Review

Multiple Sources

Similarity

Compared to VS. Not a review!

Similarity Scale

Percentage of possible points earned scored -1 to 1 in tenths in 60 categories

Genre Controls Modes Progress Builds Stages Content Aesthetic Vibe

Dev Scores Submitted via Score Card (Released)

This section includes mostly upcoming games where devs themselves submitted a score card or filled the web form. Tags sugggested by devs.

They'll be moved up top after I've checked it all over and adjusted the feature scores to be in line with how other games are scored.

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Swarmcade

EA

Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard

Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Roguelite Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
9.2 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.4 Final Review
94% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
19 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
8.9 Similarity Score
95% Diagnosis:
Similar
1135/1200 Comparison Points
100% Genre 8/8 genre
100% Simple Controls 7/7 move
88% Survival Modes 3/4 modes
94% Power Progression 3.5/4 level
95% Buildcrafting Depth 4.5/5 build
82% Stage Features 4.5/7 stage
92% Content Breadth 7.5/9 stuff
96% Aesthetics 5.5/6 style
98% Gameplay Vibe Check 9.5/10 vibe vibe

Swarmcade Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/29/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Dev Scorecard Notes: "Vendor and some sort of endless/looping mode are planned. Soundtrack release TBC"

Swarmcade Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

8.9 Similarity Score
95% Diagnosis:
1135/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 1/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move 1/1
No Aiming 1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode Planned/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.5/1
Build Crafting 1/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.5/1
Explorable Map 0.5/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run Planned/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 0.5/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 1/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 0.5/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 1/1

Swarmcade Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.4 Final Review
94% Positive Steam Reviews
19 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Swarmcade Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Auto-ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalRogueliteSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

ControllerController 1 HandedController Move Only

Game Mode Tags

Unknown30m

Features and Extras

Holiday EventSteam AchievementsSteam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

Giggles Games

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 69
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Survive the relentless swarm in this arcade take on the Bullet Heaven'/Survivors-like Action Roguelite. Slay 1000s of foes, level up, loot chests and make your character more powerful than ever. Unlock perma-upgrades and more heroes, so you can even the odds on future runs."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

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BloodDome 99

EA Free Available

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on dev submitted scorecard.

Arcade Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Roguelite Single Stick Shooter Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Twin Stick Shooter Wave Survival
9.0 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
10.0 Final Review
100% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
25 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
7.9 Similarity Score
90% Diagnosis:
Similar
1075/1200 Comparison Points
94% Genre 7/8 genre
57% Simple Controls 1/7 move
100% Survival Modes 4/4 modes
100% Power Progression 4/4 level
100% Buildcrafting Depth 5/5 build
79% Stage Features 4/7 stage
89% Content Breadth 7/9 stuff
96% Aesthetics 5.5/6 style
100% Gameplay Vibe Check 10/10 vibe vibe

BloodDome 99 Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/29/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

BloodDome 99 Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

7.9 Similarity Score
90% Diagnosis:
1075/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0/1
Move Only 0/1
No Dash 0/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move 1/1
No Aiming 0/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 1/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 1/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 0/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 0.5/1
Lofi Charm 1/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 1/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 1/1

BloodDome 99 Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

10.0 Final Review
100% Positive Steam Reviews
25 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

BloodDome 99 Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

MacWindows PCEAFree Available

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

ArcadeAuto-ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalRogueliteSingle Stick ShooterSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricTwin Stick ShooterWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown15m

Features and Extras

Steam Achievements

Dev/Publisher

Halftone Gaming

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: Planned
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: Yes
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"80s arcade meets modern horde-survival roguelike. Create unique builds, master dozens of weapons, and kill ever-growing hordes of contestants in this retro-futuristic gladiator gameshow"

"Have fun mixing and matching by simultaneously wielding as many weapons as you can afford"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 15m

Run Time Notes

Dev: "Its score based. You earn money (mostly by getting kills) and when you earn a certain amount you win, but you also need to spend money to buy weapons/perks throughout the run. On average it’s probably around 15 minutes for a successful run."

Speed Settings

?

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Elewar: Fused Survivors

EA Free Available

Note: Feature comparison score based on dev submitted scorecard.

Action RPG Arena Shooter Auto-Shooter Roguelite Single Stick Shooter Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric
8.8 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.3 Final Review
93% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
33 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
8.2 Similarity Score
91% Diagnosis:
Similar
1092/1200 Comparison Points
95% Genre 7.2/8 genre
95% Simple Controls 6.3/7 move
81% Survival Modes 2.5/4 modes
100% Power Progression 4/4 level
95% Buildcrafting Depth 4.5/5 build
79% Stage Features 4/7 stage
94% Content Breadth 8/9 stuff
77% Aesthetics 3.2/6 style
97% Gameplay Vibe Check 9.4/10 vibe vibe

Elewar: Fused Survivors Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/29/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Game currently available in closed beta, Dev states will be totally free on upcoming Early Access release.

Dev Scorecard notes: "Elewar: Fused Survivors is a game similar to VS, enriches it with more player choices and hardcore difficulty. Enemies each have their own attacks, and there might be lots of enemy shots, if you don't overpower them with your build."

Dev Scorecard notes: "The map is fixed sized, but features different events spawning on it all the time, making exploring it well worth it"

Elewar: Fused Survivors Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

8.2 Similarity Score
91% Diagnosis:
1092/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.2/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0.8/1
Move Only 1/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move 0.5/1
No Aiming 1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 1/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.5/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 0.3/1
Subtle Humor 0.4/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 0.5/1

Elewar: Fused Survivors Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.3 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
33 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Elewar: Fused Survivors Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEAFree Available

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Action RPGArena ShooterAuto-ShooterRogueliteSingle Stick ShooterSurvivors-likeTop Down or Isometric

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Auto-AimAuto-FireControllerController 1 HandedController Move OnlyKeyboard 1 HandedKeyboard Only

Game Mode Tags

Endless ModeTimed SurvivalWave Survival20m

Features and Extras

Steam Achievements

Dev/Publisher

AL3xMKElewar Gaming

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: 21
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: Totally Free
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Slay, evolve and overcome! Packed with challenging events, deep ARPG-like systems and a hardcore difficulty! In this bullet heaven roguelite you use elemental powers to defeat terrifying monsters, while trying to become a godlike magician. 15+ spells, 70+ unlocks, over 30 random events and much more!"

Control Style Notes

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Primarily a single stick auto shooter, with a special move button.

Automated Features

Auto-Aim
Auto-Fire

"Some special rare utility spells may require one to press a trigger, everything else, especially offense oriented spells are automatic"

Supported Controls

  • Controller: Partial
  • Controller Move Only: Yes
  • Controller One Handed: Yes
  • Mouse Only: No
  • Keyboard Only: Yes
  • Keyboard One Handed: Yes

Game Modes

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Timed Survival

Endless Survival

Game Mode Notes

Dev: "There are several maps, to clear them one needs to reach 20 minute mark. Additionally there is a complex trial system, which changes monster moves/changes game rules and provided rewards for players. Clearing one game mode's objectives unlocks the next."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 20m

Run Time Notes

"20 min clock timer, which realistically becomes about 25 min per run, when including the times players need to think of making their builds"

Speed Settings

"You cannot set clock speed, but there is a special blessing that can be enabled before a run, which can halve the run length if used strategically"

Player Power Progression

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Detailed notes on progression systems.

In Run Progression

"Player can level up in a run. There are Relics to choose from on special occasions. Player can choose between different events, which come with different difficulties and rewards. So they have to decide if they can handle hard but rewarding challenges or go for easier and safer ones."

Meta Progression

"There are several layers of progression: Upgrades to buy for Gold, Unlocks for Challenges and Achievements, and Item crafting for gold. Those include new content unlocks, more events, more game systems as well as stat boosts. In Elewar once you clear the first map, you are not likely to instantly be able to clear the second as its much harder."

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Fantasy Survivors

EA

Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard. All other meta / additional notes via Daemonbound from Discord.

Bullet Heaven Roguelite Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric
8.4 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.3 Final Review
93% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
46 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
7.5 Similarity Score
87% Diagnosis:
Similar
1048/1200 Comparison Points
95% Genre 7.2/8 genre
99% Simple Controls 6.8/7 move
88% Survival Modes 3/4 modes
100% Power Progression 4/4 level
71% Buildcrafting Depth 2.1/5 build
87% Stage Features 5.2/7 stage
83% Content Breadth 6/9 stuff
73% Aesthetics 2.7/6 style
89% Gameplay Vibe Check 7.8/10 vibe vibe

Fantasy Survivors Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 12/6/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Full metaprogression notes by Daemonbound, possible spoiler warnings: "The player's goals is ever changing as there are numerous things to work towards that will increase the player's options and overall power. To start off the player will initially work towards finding chests on the map to unlock new armor sets, artifacts, weapons and characters."

"They will also be looking for means of getting gold, which is used to purchase unlocked items and to upgrade their stats, via the upgrades menu. Player's goals might shift then to finding the exit on a map to unlock the next one, so they can further increase their arsenal and selection of characters."

"Each character has their own unlockable main weapon and secondary weapon, which can be unlocked by finding a gold chest on any map. Furthermore, these characters all have a primary and secondary stat bonus, which can be increased by reaching higher levels in a run past level 100. Players can later through the collection of marbles, increase the base damage of weapons in their stash to further increase their power too."

"As the player collects more achievements, their Survivor rank increases too, which unlocks numerous other hidden features, such as a new tier of upgrades, the workshop, where some of your unlocked characters offer their services as artisans, that can craft weapons and offer many other services. There is also the tavern, where adventurers you have found and saved on maps, can be hired to aid you with their skills. Lastly there is also the Auras feature, where the player's characters now can have unique auras to further enhance their and other player's stats."

Dev Scorecard Notes: "The game has elements of Diablo 2. Over 100 updates released since the game's launch."

Fantasy Survivors Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

7.5 Similarity Score
87% Diagnosis:
1048/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0.5/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.9/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.9/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.9/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 1/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move 1/1
No Aiming 0.8/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 0.8/1
0.8/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.4/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0.8/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 0.8/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.8/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.8/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.8/1
Bosses / Elites 0.6/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.9/1
Many Challenges 0.7/1
Multiple Stages 0.3/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.5/1
Bestiary / Lore 1/1
Achievements 0.9/1
Secrets 0.3/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.8/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm 0.5/1
Bumpin Music 0/1
Fun Writing 0.7/1
Subtle Humor 0.7/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.7/1
Over the Top 0.7/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.8/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.8/1
Fun Ramp 0.8/1
Low Price 0.7/1
Technical Check 0.9/1
Controls Check 0.9/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.7/1

Fantasy Survivors Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.3 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
46 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Fantasy Survivors Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Bullet HeavenRogueliteSurvivors-likeTop Down or Isometric

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Auto-AimAuto-FireControllerController 1 HandedController Move OnlyKeyboard 1 HandedKeyboard Only

Game Mode Tags

Difficulty ModesTimed SurvivalWave Survival30m

Features and Extras

Steam Achievements

Dev/Publisher

ButtonSoft

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: Co-Op
  • Player Count: 4
  • Leaderboards: No

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: 100
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"A rogue-lite where you fight hundreds of creatures to unlock more characters, weapons, artifacts and armor to challenge deeper levels. Team up with friends or go solo; all drops are instanced so you don't have to share. Casual gameplay combined with smart choices makes "one more run" a no-brainer."

Control Style Notes

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Single Stick Shooter

The game is single stick, you only use direction inputs and occasionally either button press or mouse for choice selection or other inputs you can bind.

Automated Features

Auto-Aim
Auto-Fire

"Most attacks are auto aim, some are direction you are facing. All attacks are auto-fire."

Supported Controls

  • Controller: Yes
  • Controller Move Only: Yes
  • Controller One Handed: Yes
  • Mouse Only: No
  • Keyboard Only: Yes (outside of menu)
  • Keyboard One Handed: Yes

Game Modes

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Timed Survival

Difficulty Modes
(Rush Mode, Runners,
Blood Moon, Grim Reaper)

Game Mode Notes

There are currently 4 game modes.

Rush mode - Reduces the overall game time by making waves come sooner.
Runners - Which doubles all enemy movement speed, except for bosses
Blood Moon - Which doubles the enemy spawn rate and slightly increases their movement speed.
Grim Reaper - Mini-bosses are replaced by a slow moving Reaper that progressively gets faster and harder to kill as the player levels.

Game modes are available for all maps. The feature however must first be unlocked for that map, by unlocking everything that map has to offer.

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

The runtime is determined by the selected game mode. All modes take up a little over 30 minutes except for Rush mode, which takes up to 20 minutes.

There are no rounds and there is a constant shift between the spawn rate of groups of mobs and mini-bosses as time progresses. There is always a guardian spawn at the 30 minute mark. When all of them are defeated the spawn stops and the map is empty. The run technically continues indefinitely, until the player either leaves via a exit or uses the portal, but is functionally complete at this point.

Speed Settings

You cannot set clock speed. But the Rush game mode affects the time at which mobs spawn and when guardians show up, which allows quicker completion of the map, around 20m instead of 30m.

Player Power Progression

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Detailed notes on progression systems.

In Run Progression

Players start with one weapon, defeat enemies, pick up xp gems and level on xp gain event. Streamlined level options (3 random choices) are determined by available slots and loadout.

Each map offers unique weapons. Lastly players can also increase their power through the act of "armor fusion", which is to have a full armor set equipped and the corresponding artifact for that set, fully upgraded. This moves the artifact over to the armor slots, leaving a new slot available and also further increasing their overall damage reduction stat.

Meta Progression

There are both currency and find/goal based unlocks. Found chests on each stage unlock new armor sets, artifacts, weapons and characters. Map "exits" unlock the next map once found.

Currency gathered, gold, is used to purchase unlocked items and upgrade their stats. A later game currency, marbles, can increase base damage of weapons.

Reaching high level in run with a character earns permanent bonuses. Achievements unlock numerous other hidden features and upgrade mechanics - for full spoiler details see the review notes.

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Survivor Mercs

EA

Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard

Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Roguelite Survivors-like Twin Stick Shooter
7.8 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
7.4 Final Review
74% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
47 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
8.1 Similarity Score
91% Diagnosis:
Similar
1088/1200 Comparison Points
96% Genre 7.3/8 genre
77% Simple Controls 3.8/7 move
85% Survival Modes 2.8/4 modes
96% Power Progression 3.7/4 level
85% Buildcrafting Depth 3.5/5 build
92% Stage Features 5.9/7 stage
93% Content Breadth 7.8/9 stuff
99% Aesthetics 5.9/6 style
94% Gameplay Vibe Check 8.7/10 vibe vibe

Survivor Mercs Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/29/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Devs note they have a lot of planned features and currently feel the game is in ok shape in early access, but not meeting their full 'fun check' expectations. Some features planned to be added or expanded (notes made in columns)

Dev Scorecard notes: "Dash, trigger, action buttons: we have certain Commander heroes with active abilities and twin-stick shooting, but the main part is moving and auto-shooting. Active abilities and twin-stick shooting may become slightly more prominent features in the future."

Survivor Mercs Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

8.1 Similarity Score
91% Diagnosis:
1088/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0.8/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.9/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.9/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.7/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -0.2/1
Move Only 0.7/1
No Dash 0.5/1
No Trigger 0.6/1
No Special Move 0.5/1
No Aiming 0.7/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode Planned/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.9/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.9/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0.9/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.8/1
Build Crafting 1/1
0.5/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.5/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.6/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.9/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 1/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.9/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.8/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers Planned/1
Bestiary / Lore 1/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 1/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 0.9/1
Subtle Humor 1/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.7/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 0.8/1
Technical Check 0.7/1
Controls Check 0.8/1
Fun Check 0.7/1
Feels like VS 0.4/1

Survivor Mercs Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

7.4 Final Review
74% Positive Steam Reviews
47 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Survivor Mercs Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

LinuxMacSteam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Auto-ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalRogueliteSurvivors-likeTwin Stick Shooter

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown20m

Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam LeaderboardsSteam Workshop

Dev/Publisher

Wandering WizardWolpertinger Games

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 26
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: Planned
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: Planned
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: Planned

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Survivor Mercs is a squad-based bullet heaven and extraction shooter. Survive the onslaught of a robot army on each Operation, including dangerous mini-bosses. Explore the map to capture objective ... and extract or try to survive to meet the unique final boss in each of the various maps.Complete missions to unlock more Mercs (weapons) and Gear (squad-wide modifiers)."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 20m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

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Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood

Released

Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on game designer submitted scorecard

Arcade Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Roguelite Single Stick Shooter Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
7.7 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
7.8 Final Review
78% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
549 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
7.5 Similarity Score
88% Diagnosis:
Similar
1050/1200 Comparison Points
94% Genre 7/8 genre
71% Simple Controls 3/7 move
81% Survival Modes 2.5/4 modes
94% Power Progression 3.5/4 level
80% Buildcrafting Depth 3/5 build
75% Stage Features 3.5/7 stage
96% Content Breadth 8.3/9 stuff
98% Aesthetics 5.8/6 style
92% Gameplay Vibe Check 8.4/10 vibe vibe

Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 12/19/2023

dracula-from_renfield-bring-your-own-blood.gifScale scoring from scorecard submitted by the publisher. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

teddy-lobo-from_renfield-bring-your-own-blood.gifDesigner note: "It's a lighter Vampire Survivors Game w/ tuned up pixel graphics. If you're looking for an affordable game with a survivors-like feel, then Renfield is one of many options you can pick up on Steam."

Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

7.5 Similarity Score
88% Diagnosis:
1050/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0.5/1
Move Only 0/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming 0.5/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.5/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.5/1
Build Crafting 0.5/1
0/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 0/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.5/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.8/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 1/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0.5/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.8/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 1/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.3/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.8/1
Fun Ramp 0.5/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 0.8/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 1/1

Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

7.8 Final Review
78% Positive Steam Reviews
549 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Windows PCReleased

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

ArcadeAuto-ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalRogueliteSingle Stick ShooterSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Auto-AimAuto-FireControllerController 1 HandedController Move OnlyKeyboard 1 HandedKeyboard OnlyMouse Only

Game Mode Tags

Auto-AimAuto-FireBoss EndedCustom ModeEndless SurvivalLevel BasedUnintrusive Tutorial25m

Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam CloudSteam LeaderboardsSteam Trading Cards

Dev/Publisher

Mega Cat Studios

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: Yes

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 93
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: Steam

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Slash and survive a typical workday as Dracula's overworked and underappreciated servant! You'll have a bloody good time as you rampage through New Orleans to find fresh victims for your narcissistic boss."

Control Style Notes

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"It's currently a movement only game."

Automated Features

Auto-Aim
Auto-Fire

People can toggle manual aim in the menu.

Supported Controls

  • Controller: Full
  • Controller Move Only: Yes
  • Controller One Handed: Yes
  • Mouse Only: Yes
  • Keyboard Only: Yes
  • Keyboard One Handed: Yes

Accessibility & Tutorial

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Accessibility Notes

Colorblind mode in options

Tutorial Notes

Skippable in game popup during first run

"They plan to add a Tutorial Menu in the game soon."

Game Modes

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Boss Ended Survival
Endless Survival
Level Based

Custom Mode

Game Mode Notes

Designer: "Nightmare Mode is our Custom Mode where players can add difficulty modifiers during their run.

The New Orleans Apartment is our stage for the Endless Mode where players can go through waves of enemies and aim to survive.
"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 25m

Run Time Notes

Designer: "Every level has around 13-15 stages except for the "Endless Mode". It may take around 3-5 minutes to accomplish per stage unless you enter a Challenge Room which makes it around 5 minutes - 7 minutes to accomplish but with better rewards."

Speed Settings

No

Player Power Progression

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Detailed notes on progression systems.

In Run Progression

Designer: "They need to gather an xp resource and then level-up. They only have 3 randomized options and those options are either a weapon or a talent. You can only have a set number of weapons and talents, so players must choose carefully. There is an unlockable re-roll and Banish feature to allow players more chances to get the weapon/talent they want."

Meta Progression

Designer: "You can buy more stages in the 'store' along with features and stats. You can also buy weapons and talents in the in-game store. These need to be first unlocked by fulfilling a condition then buying using the in-game currency."

UI Walkthrough: Main Menus

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Any other accessibility or menu options not mentioned already in the game modes. Instead of deciding what to list here, I'm going to just list it all. This should make for a pretty interesting UI study, actually, but probably won't be needed by most players. These are all likely missing late game unlock options! Please comment in corrections! From top left, back or close buttons are assumed. Spoiler Warning! Menu unlocks often happen later in play. See also meta unlock menu walkthrough.

Main Menu

Designer Note: "When you enter Renfield, the Main Menu houses most of what you need. You can access the Store, Settings, Compendium, and the Stages. Before you start with a stage, you select a character first. After that, you are flung into the first room of the stage and start your run."

Display & Sound

?

Gameplay / Input / Other Options

?

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Raining Blood: Hellfire

EA

Top down "COD Zombies inspired bullet Hell." Note: Feature comparison score reported based on dev submitted scorecard.

Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Wave Shooter Wave Survival
7.6 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
10.0 Final Review
100% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
13 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.1 Similarity Score
76% Diagnosis:
Similar
907/1200 Comparison Points
80% Genre 4.8/8 genre
0% Simple Controls -7/7 move
91% Survival Modes 3.3/4 modes
79% Power Progression 2.3/4 level
91% Buildcrafting Depth 4.1/5 build
86% Stage Features 5/7 stage
87% Content Breadth 6.7/9 stuff
92% Aesthetics 5/6 style
86% Gameplay Vibe Check 7.1/10 vibe vibe

Raining Blood: Hellfire Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/6/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Raining Blood: Hellfire Similarity Scale Heatmap

- +

Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.1 Similarity Score
76% Diagnosis:
907/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite -0.2/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -1/1
Move Only -1/1
No Dash -1/1
No Trigger -1/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty -1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0.4/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.9/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event -0.2/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 0.8/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.7/1
Build Crafting 1/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.7/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.4/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0.7/1
XP on Ground 0.6/1
Health on Ground 0.7/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.7/1
Bestiary / Lore 1/1
Achievements 0/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 1/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0/1
Over the Top 0.2/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.9/1
Fun Ramp 0/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 0.4/1

Raining Blood: Hellfire Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

10.0 Final Review
100% Positive Steam Reviews
13 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Raining Blood: Hellfire Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Bullet HeavenHorde SurvivalSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricWave ShooterWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown20m

Features and Extras

Dev/Publisher

INDIECNMr Granade

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: No
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Annihilate countless hordes of enemies while unraveling the mysteries of the demonic invasion in this COD Zombies inspired bullet Hell. Kill, upgrade, explore, die, repeat."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 20m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

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Nebula

Free Available

Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard and follow up interview. (currently tweaking)

Bullet Heaven Roguelite Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Twin Stick Shooter
7.3 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.2 Final Review
92% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
98 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.5 Similarity Score
77% Diagnosis:
Similar
929/1200 Comparison Points
86% Genre 5.7/8 genre
76% Simple Controls 3.6/7 move
68% Survival Modes 1.4/4 modes
88% Power Progression 3/4 level
80% Buildcrafting Depth 3/5 build
81% Stage Features 4.4/7 stage
66% Content Breadth 2.8/9 stuff
68% Aesthetics 2.1/6 style
82% Gameplay Vibe Check 6.4/10 vibe vibe

Nebula Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/28/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Nebula Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.5 Similarity Score
77% Diagnosis:
929/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0.5/1
Real Time 0.5/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.3/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.8/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.6/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0.7/1
Move Only 0.3/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move 0.6/1
No Aiming 0/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0.8/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.6/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 0.4/1
0.9/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.7/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.2/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.8/1
Explorable Map 0/1
BIG Maps 0.6/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.8/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.3/1
Bosses / Elites 0.4/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.4/1
Many Challenges 0.5/1
Multiple Stages 0.2/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.9/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.2/1
Bumpin Music 0/1
Fun Writing 0/1
Subtle Humor 0/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.4/1
Over the Top 0.6/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.7/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.6/1
Fun Ramp 0.6/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 0.8/1
Controls Check 0.9/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.5/1

Nebula Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.2 Final Review
92% Positive Steam Reviews
98 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Nebula Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCFree Available

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Bullet HeavenRogueliteSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricTwin Stick Shooter

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown15m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

JuTek Pixel

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 26
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: Yes
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Survive in the deep void of the galaxy against thousands of invaders! Nebula is a challenging bullet hell, twin stick shooter where you have to face endless waves of space enemies. Additional map resources and space drones can provide you a support but be wary..."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 15m

Run Time Notes

Dev note on average run time: "I would say 15-20 minutes."

Speed Settings

?

[edit]

HaHa

EA

Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard about early version of in progress game

Arena Shooter Bullet Heaven Roguelite Survivors-like Wave Shooter Wave Survival
7.4 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
10.0 Final Review
100% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
24 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
4.8 Similarity Score
74% Diagnosis:
Similar
888/1200 Comparison Points
54% Genre 0.6/8 genre
55% Simple Controls 0.7/7 move
53% Survival Modes 0.2/4 modes
73% Power Progression 1.8/4 level
85% Buildcrafting Depth 3.5/5 build
79% Stage Features 4/7 stage
97% Content Breadth 8.5/9 stuff
79% Aesthetics 3.5/6 style
83% Gameplay Vibe Check 6.6/10 vibe vibe

HaHa Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/19/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

HaHa Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

4.8 Similarity Score
74% Diagnosis:
888/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.3/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 0.3/1
Top Down or Isometric -1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style -0.1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.5/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.6/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -0.1/1
Move Only 0/1
No Dash 0/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move 0/1
No Aiming 1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty -0.2/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival -1/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.7/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0.8/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 0/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.5/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 0.7/1
BIG Maps 0.6/1
XP on Ground 0.7/1
Health on Ground 0.8/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.4/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.2/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0.6/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.5/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.7/1
Bumpin Music 0.6/1
Fun Writing 0.6/1
Subtle Humor 0.6/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 0/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.4/1
Fun Ramp 0.4/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 0.6/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.6/1
Feels like VS 0/1

HaHa Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

10.0 Final Review
100% Positive Steam Reviews
24 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

HaHa Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Arena ShooterBullet HeavenRogueliteSurvivors-likeWave ShooterWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Boss EndedDungeon CrawlNo TutorialTimed SurvivalWave Survival5m

Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam Leaderboards

Dev/Publisher

2E

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: No
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: Direct from Dev

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Are you ready for an adventure in a visually appealing, arena shooter roguelite style where you can survive against hordes of incoming enemies? You can bravely engage in battles against the oncoming enemies alone, or if you prefer, you can play cautiously."

Game Modes

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Timed Survival
Boss Ended Survival
Dungeon Crawl

Game Mode Notes

Dev: "Each level in the game has different mechanics."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 5m

Run Time Notes

Dev: "Game duration depends entirely on the player's gameplay, maybe 10m, maybe 3m"

Speed Settings

None

[edit]

Talented

EA

A Little Different. Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard about early version of in progress game

Horde Survival Roguelite Single Stick Shooter Top Down or Isometric Wave Shooter Wave Survival
7.2 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.4 Final Review
94% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
92 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.1 Similarity Score
75% Diagnosis:
A Little Different
905/1200 Comparison Points
85% Genre 5.6/8 genre
54% Simple Controls 0.5/7 move
79% Survival Modes 2.3/4 modes
50% Power Progression 0/4 level
88% Buildcrafting Depth 3.8/5 build
51% Stage Features 0.1/7 stage
74% Content Breadth 4.3/9 stuff
88% Aesthetics 4.5/6 style
98% Gameplay Vibe Check 9.5/10 vibe vibe

Talented Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/15/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Talented Similarity Scale Heatmap

- +

Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.1 Similarity Score
75% Diagnosis:
905/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.8/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 0.5/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.3/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0/1
Move Only -0.5/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -0.5/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0.5/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0/1
Endless Mode 0.5/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.8/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 1/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.8/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 0/1
BIG Maps -1/1
XP on Ground 0.5/1
Health on Ground 0.3/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.3/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.7/1
Bosses / Elites 0.8/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.5/1
Many Challenges 0.3/1
Multiple Stages 0/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm 1/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 0.5/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 0.4/1

Talented Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.4 Final Review
94% Positive Steam Reviews
92 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Talented Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Windows PCEA

Sorting Categories

A Little Different

Genre and Control Style Tags

Horde SurvivalRogueliteSingle Stick ShooterTop Down or IsometricWave ShooterWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown30m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

TurtleFox Games

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 52
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

- +

Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Slay waves of spooky enemies for 20 nights to survive 'The Demonic Conveyor Belt'. Talented is an arcade roguelite with randomly generated skill trees. Choose your upgrades and abilities wisely and you might just make it out alive. Are you truly Talented?"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

[edit]

Ragnarok Survivors Valhalla

EA Free Available

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on dev submitted scorecard.

Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven City Builder City Management Horde Survival Roguelite Single Stick Shooter Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric
7.0 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.3 Final Review
83% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
6 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.7 Similarity Score
78% Diagnosis:
Similar
941/1200 Comparison Points
90% Genre 6.4/8 genre
93% Simple Controls 6/7 move
75% Survival Modes 2/4 modes
88% Power Progression 3/4 level
75% Buildcrafting Depth 2.5/5 build
64% Stage Features 2/7 stage
75% Content Breadth 4.5/9 stuff
64% Aesthetics 1.7/6 style
78% Gameplay Vibe Check 5.5/10 vibe vibe

Ragnarok Survivors Valhalla Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/1/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Ragnarok Survivors Valhalla Similarity Scale Heatmap

- +

Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.7 Similarity Score
78% Diagnosis:
941/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.7/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.7/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 1/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move 1/1
No Aiming 0/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 0/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.5/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 0/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 0/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.5/1
Bosses / Elites 0.5/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.5/1
Many Challenges 0/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.7/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0/1
Bumpin Music 0/1
Fun Writing 0/1
Subtle Humor 0/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0/1
Over the Top 0/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.5/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 0.5/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.5/1
Feels like VS 0.5/1

Ragnarok Survivors Valhalla Review Scale Heatmap

- +

The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.3 Final Review
83% Positive Steam Reviews
6 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Ragnarok Survivors Valhalla Tag Cloud

- +

More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEAFree Available

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Auto-ShooterBullet HeavenCity BuilderCity ManagementHorde SurvivalRogueliteSingle Stick ShooterSurvivors-likeTop Down or Isometric

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown30m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

Koding Nights

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 34
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: Yes
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Prove to Odin that you deserve a place at the table in the afterlife and survive Ragnarok. Or die, and leave your worldly belongings to the next Viking. Unlock new characters and buy new weapons and abilities to improve your chance of survival."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

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Mutagenic

EA

Bullet heaven with pretty deep potential builds, currently in development. "A mashup of survivors and Path of Exile style systems." Note: Feature comparison score reported based on dev submitted scorecard.

Action RPG Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Dungeon Crawler Roguelite Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
7.0 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.3 Final Review
93% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
33 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
4.7 Similarity Score
73% Diagnosis:
Similar
879/1200 Comparison Points
80% Genre 4.8/8 genre
70% Simple Controls 2.8/7 move
75% Survival Modes 2/4 modes
71% Power Progression 1.7/4 level
100% Buildcrafting Depth 5/5 build
66% Stage Features 2.2/7 stage
67% Content Breadth 3/9 stuff
56% Aesthetics 0.7/6 style
76% Gameplay Vibe Check 5.2/10 vibe vibe

Mutagenic Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/3/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Dev Notes from scorecard: "The game is a mashup between Path of Exile and Survivor-style gameplay, borrowing elements from both game/genres."

Mutagenic Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

4.7 Similarity Score
73% Diagnosis:
879/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.7/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0.5/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.6/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) -1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0.5/1
Move Only 0.8/1
No Dash -0.4/1
No Trigger -0.5/1
No Special Move 0.4/1
No Aiming 1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0.7/1
Endless Mode 0.5/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.8/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event -1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.7/1
Build Crafting 1/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 0.6/1
BIG Maps 0.6/1
XP on Ground 0/1
Health on Ground 0/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.5/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.5/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.4/1
Bosses / Elites 0.6/1
Many Interesting Characters 0/1
Many Challenges 0.5/1
Multiple Stages 0.6/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.9/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 0/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.7/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0/1
Bumpin Music -1/1
Fun Writing 0/1
Subtle Humor 0/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe -1/1
Over the Top 0/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 0.6/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.6/1
Feels like VS 0.5/1

Mutagenic Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.3 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
33 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Mutagenic Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

LinuxMacSteam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Action RPGAuto-ShooterBullet HeavenDungeon CrawlerRogueliteSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown5m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam Leaderboards

Dev/Publisher

Zediven

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 15
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Mutagenic: A mashup of ARPG and Survivor gameplay, bridging the best of both genres. With unrivaled depth to character customization, Mutagenic has the depth of high-budget ARPG games with the simplified controls of a Survivor-style game. Can you craft a build to outdo everyone else?"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 5m

Run Time Notes

Dev: "It kinda depends which content you’re doing. I’d say between 30s and 10 minutes"

Speed Settings

?

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Crimsonland

Released

A Little Different. This classic wave shooter is credited with being highly influential on the survivors-like genre. We got some survey data from the dev, who tagged it as a survivors-like themselves! Dev: "The game is old! It was originally released in 2002 (freeware), then 2003 (shareware), then 2014 (remastered with very little gameplay changes)!"

Arcade Arena Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Score Attack Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Twin Stick Shooter Wave Shooter Wave Survival
6.7 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.3 Final Review
93% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
1868 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
4.1 Similarity Score
71% Diagnosis:
A Little Different
848/1200 Comparison Points
71% Genre 3.4/8 genre
60% Simple Controls 1.4/7 move
100% Survival Modes 4/4 modes
74% Power Progression 1.9/4 level
68% Buildcrafting Depth 1.8/5 build
62% Stage Features 1.7/7 stage
75% Content Breadth 4.5/9 stuff
55% Aesthetics 0.6/6 style
79% Gameplay Vibe Check 5.8/10 vibe vibe

Crimsonland Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/20/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Dev: "The game is a horde shooter very much like VS, but you have to aim and fire yourself. The game is older than VS, so no major inspirations, HOWEVER, there is a new version (currently in Steam beta) coming some time in the future and it does have an option for auto-firing, and there may be one new game mode which is auto-fire only."

Crimsonland Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

4.1 Similarity Score
71% Diagnosis:
848/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite -0.6/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -0.7/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.5/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.2/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -0.5/1
Move Only -0.5/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 0.2/1
No Special Move 1/1
No Aiming -0.8/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0.9/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks -1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 0.8/1
0.8/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.6/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible -0.9/1
Explorable Map -0.7/1
BIG Maps -0.9/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.3/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.3/1
Bosses / Elites 0.5/1
Many Interesting Characters -0.9/1
Many Challenges 0.7/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.8/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.1/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art -0.8/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm -0.5/1
Bumpin Music 0.5/1
Fun Writing 0.7/1
Subtle Humor 0.7/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 0.8/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.2/1
Fun Ramp 0.2/1
Low Price -0.5/1
Technical Check 0.6/1
Controls Check 0.9/1
Fun Check 0.9/1
Feels like VS 0.4/1

Crimsonland Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.3 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
1868 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Metacritic Scores

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This title has metacritic data! The "fuck the man" score is adjusted so each person's review is equally weighted, regardless of critic or fan status.

Critic

6.8 Converted 10 Point Score
8 Number of Critic Reviews

User

7.6 User Review Average
47 Number of User Reviews

Average

7.2 Direct Average
7.5 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Crimsonland Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

AndroidiOSLinuxMacPS3PS4PS5Steam DeckSwitchVitaWindows PCXboxReleased

Sorting Categories

A Little Different

Genre and Control Style Tags

ArcadeArena ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalScore AttackSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricTwin Stick ShooterWave ShooterWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Boss EndedCampaignDifficulty ModesEndless ModeLevel BasedScore AttackSpeed UpTimed SurvivalWave Survival8m

Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam LeaderboardsSteam Trading Cards

Dev/Publisher

10tons

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: Co-Op
  • Online: Co-Op (Remote Play)
  • Player Count: 4
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 22
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: YouTube

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? Crimsonland is a top-down shooter with a touch of RPG. Unlock over 30 weapons and over 50 perks from quirky to brutal. Complete the quest and show your skills in five survival modes."

Game Modes

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Timed Survival
Boss Ended Survival
Endless Survival
Level Based
Campaign
Score Attack / High Score
Difficulty Modes

Game Mode Notes

"Campaign/Quest mode with six chapters with 10 levels each (each ending with a boss level). Completing levels (and some achievements) unlocks more weapons. Five different survival modes."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 8m

Run Time Notes

Dev: "There are several game modes with different run lengths."

Speed Settings

1.5x
In Menu

"There's also a Blitz game mode that runs faster by default."

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Mage Lords of Brams

Released

Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard

Arena Shooter Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Mowing Game Roguelite Summoning Game Survivors-like Twin Stick Shooter
- Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
- Final Review
-% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
1 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
6.3 Similarity Score
81% Diagnosis:
Similar
977/1200 Comparison Points
93% Genre 6.8/8 genre
64% Simple Controls 1.9/7 move
88% Survival Modes 3/4 modes
99% Power Progression 3.9/4 level
68% Buildcrafting Depth 1.8/5 build
72% Stage Features 3.1/7 stage
86% Content Breadth 6.4/9 stuff
72% Aesthetics 2.6/6 style
89% Gameplay Vibe Check 7.8/10 vibe vibe

Mage Lords of Brams Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 12/19/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Dev Notes: "The concept is a traditional fantasy VS clone. The base gameplay is mostly the same, build up powerful attacks and kill lots of monsters on a timed level.

It differs on some things: There are lots of summons (which have their own health and fight with enemy monsters), and the levels are small with solid borders, in some cases intentionally made to add to the difficulty. The mana (equivalent to vs experience) also gets vacuumed up by the player by default, mostly to avoid late game clutter, and because I hate the way VS did it. Give me my levels and leave me alone!
"

Dev Notes: "Best played with mouse & kb. The controller gameplay is ok but some players have complained about the interface being annoying to navigate (in part because the cursor will stop on stat symbols since you can toggle tooltips). I'm fine with it but I'm also not a typical controller user so they're probably right."

Mage Lords of Brams Similarity Scale Heatmap

- +

Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

6.3 Similarity Score
81% Diagnosis:
977/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.5/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0.8/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 0.7/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.9/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.9/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0/1
Move Only 0.2/1
No Dash 0/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move 0/1
No Aiming 0.7/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0.9/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 0.7/1
0.7/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.4/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0/1
Explorable Map 0.2/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 0.7/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground