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Inspired by Boulder Dash and Supaplex, Gem Worlds is out now

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Oh the nostalgia is heavy with this one! Gem Worlds is inspired directly by the likes of Boulder Dash and Supaplex. I didn't play either, but it's also very similar to one I did play and LOVED on Amiga called Emerald Mine.

This will be something of an acquired taste I think, more for my older readers, since it's not especially flashy but plays on nostalgia from the classics and I love to cover everything from tiny solo games to the latest AAA as long as they could be interesting. I also spent far too many days inside playing the likes of Emerald Mine.

Have a little look at the trailer below:

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Game features:

  • Explore 50 uniquely-generated levels across 5 unique worlds.
  • Collect gems, dodge boulders, escape to survive.
  • Fight monsters (or avoid them) using melee or a variety of skills.
  • Unlock and upgrade more than 10 diverse skills as the game progresses.
  • Exploit biome-specific obstacles including mines, icicles, cactii, and more.
  • 3+ hours of play time.

Available on Steam with Native Linux support.

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6 comments

pb Jan 31, 2023
Gotta say... it looks absolutely terrible. Maybe I'd enjoy it but the trailer is wholly unconvincing.
I think I'll stick to Rocks'n'Diamonds for now.
axredneck Jan 31, 2023
Rogue-Dash ?
Mohandevir Jan 31, 2023
Boulder Dash! OMG!... Lol!

Used to play this game on an Apple IIE!
slaapliedje Jan 31, 2023
Quoting: MohandevirBoulder Dash! OMG!... Lol!

Used to play this game on an Apple IIE!
I used to play it on my Atari 800xl, where I believe it was developed originally.

The version on the AtariVCS is amazing, not sure if they released it on Steam or not. I played it a lot when I first got my VCS just over a year ago.
Pit Feb 1, 2023
Quoting: slaapliedjeI used to play it on my Atari 800xl, where I believe it was developed originally.

Ha, same here. Sort-of my number two favorite after <see_my_avatar>

(And those liking BD should definitely check out Rocks'n'Diamonds!)
slaapliedje Feb 2, 2023
Quoting: Pit
Quoting: slaapliedjeI used to play it on my Atari 800xl, where I believe it was developed originally.

Ha, same here. Sort-of my number two favorite after <see_my_avatar>

(And those liking BD should definitely check out Rocks'n'Diamonds!)
There is also another clone of Boulder Dash called Epiphany. Yup, it's the reason the gnome browser package in Debian is called epiphany-browser instead of just 'epiphany'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO9al2Gapvo The new one on the VCS.
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