To clarify from that headline, Max Mraz is not the developer of Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos. He is, however, the developer of Ocean's Heart, another recent Zelda-like that captured our attention in recent weeks. With Max's expertise in Zelda-like game design, we thought that he would be a perfect addition to our Rogue Heroes stream (and we were right). Rogue Heroes is actually developed by Heliocentric Studios, and published by Team17.
We had a blast playing Rogue Heroes, and of course being a game dev, Max had played much more of the game than Joseph or Eric, so he was able to act as our tour guide/instructor/skull destroyer as we played through the first few dungeons of the game. Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a very surprising title, offering a mix of roguelike dungeon crawling, town building, and overworld questing and exploration. You also get to ride around in a frog's mouth, and that ain't nothing. Check out our stream here:
It's an understatement to say that both the folks playing Rogue Heroes and the folks watching the stream were enthusiastic. One viewer was even talking about switching regions on his Switch so he could get started early. So yeah, people were digging this one.
Despite some confusion early in the stream, we eventually determined that Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is being released today, February 23, 2021 on Nintendo Switch and Steam. Though I think our stream offers a pretty good look at the game, I'm gonna go ahead and include the official launch trailer for a more official look at the title:
Max Mraz's game Ocean's Heart is available here on Steam (where it is currently rocking a 9/10 rating). Follow us on Twitter for announcements about when Games N Moorer is going live at @GamingNexus and @GamesNMoorer. Joseph streams on Facebook at http://facebook.com/gamesnmoorer/ and on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/gamesnmoorer .