is series of free Science Fiction roguelikes
that focus on Humongous Mecha
while still retaining some traditional Dungeon Crawling
Atypically for roguelikes, GearHead has plenty of important NPCs
and a developed Back Story
about the power struggles between totalitarian empires and opportunistic corporations. The game world is also remarkably open - the first game features several cities with factions to join and arena combatants to challenge. The games also utilise random plot generation for quests and main storyline alike - The Villain may be a criminal overlord in one game, and a totalitarian government's agent in the next.
The first game, GearHead, focuses on the player creating a career in East Asia, near the fictional city of Snake Lake. The second game, currently under development, takes place in space instead.
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