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WINNER - AMIGAMEJAM 2022!
Highest Community Score and
Highest Judges Score

A challenging, procedurally generated, roguelite twin-stick shooter for the Classic Amiga platform!

"an absolute beast of a game ... frightfully addictive and taxingly torturous" - 92% SIZZLER - ZZAP! Amiga 13
"fantastically tricky, polished and varied gameplay ... frantic but immensely fun and rewarding experience which I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish" - 90% - Amiga Addict 24
"I love it!" - 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast
"It's bloody excellent!"

The wizards have been up to their tricks again, and this time they've accidentally opened Hell Portals under the castle! Now it's up to you, brave, brave Sir Declan, to delve into each procedurally generated castle dungeon and find enough magical shards to access and close its portal.

Armed with an enchanted Caster Sword, potions you find, and perhaps the occasional legendary charm, Sir Declan must fight demons, avoid traps, and collect treasures to trade for battle enhancements, before finally facing the portals themselves.

Brave, brave Sir Declan, how deep can you go?

Features

  • 50fps 2D hell-blasting action
  • Forty billion procedurally generated dungeons
  • Six play modes and two difficulty levels
  • Multiple control schemes, including the Dual Stick Retro
  • Many enemies to defeat and traps to avoid
  • Upgrades to unlock as you progress
  • Legendary magical artifacts to recover
  • Hapless villagers to save
  • Secrets to find
  • Online high score table for the Roguest Declans
  • WINNER of the AmiGameJam 2022

Minimum System Requirements

Classic Amiga OCS
Kickstart 1.3+
512Kb Chip RAM
512Kb Other RAM

Widely compatible with 68k Amiga systems and emulators.

Credits

Design & Programming - John Girvin
Audio - DJ METUNE, H0ffman
Graphics - Toni Galvez, 0x72
Audio Mixer - Jeroen Knoester
Music Player - Frank Wille
QA & Testing - CoffeeCupArcade, DDNI, Girolamo, Troupe, Retro32, JW

Press & Further Information

Please direct all enquiries to hello@nivrig.com
Access the Press Kit

Rogue Declan Zero, Rogue Declan © John Girvin. All Rights Reserved. Downloads may not be resdistributed in any form without prior explicit permission.

Updated 13 days ago
StatusReleased
Release date Jul 30, 2023
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Authornivrig
GenreAction
Made withAseprite
Tags16-bit, Amiga, Arcade, Procedural Generation, Retro, Roguelike, Roguelite, Short, Top down shooter, Twin Stick Shooter
Average sessionAbout an hour
LinksHomepage, YouTube, Twitter

Purchase

Buy Now$7.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Rogue Declan 1.2.0 (Classic Amiga ADF Disk Image) 880 kB
Rogue Declan 1.2.0 (WHDLoad Archive) 541 kB

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I just got this game a few days ago. Perfect bite-size dungeons ready to pick up any time and play a few or as many as you want. That's important for me.

i won a competition of the game

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congratulations!!!

Awesome fun game 🤘🏻love the music 🤘🏻

What do the different game modes change?

Check out the Post-Jam Version Update for details :) 

https://nivrig.itch.io/rogue-declan-zero/devlog/613617/rogue-declan-post-jam-update-released

Great title.

is there any chance you'd consider adding keyboard support for the controller selection?

You couldn't do separate movement and firing on the keyboard is the thing as the hardware can't detect enough simultaneous keypresses. One of the single joystick modes could probably be implemented though.

It is possible, I would do this with a heads-up text to put some on the modifier keys and the rest where not more than two rows/columns overlap. All keyboard players know this problem since 8-bit and PC; n-key rollover became popular in 2014-ish and these keyboards could be connected to the Amiga with a supportive adapter. Or they already know some good setups.

Yes, I understand the problems. Keyboard control is, of course possible, but with too many issues.

This looks really cool. I don't have a Gotek unfortunately, I'll have to wait until a WHDLoad version exists!

WHDLoad now available :)

Thanks. I like it, this breathes quality throughout. One suggestion would be about the font used for the passcode on the dungeon load screen, it's not super readable. I have a hard time differentiating B and 8, L and 1 :-)

Unfortunately, I cannot open version 1.1.3 via the Wb (3.2.2.1).

That is correct. The ADF is NDOS and does not run from Workbench, only autoboot. 

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A WHDLoad version will follow soon. That can be started from Workbench as normal.

WHDLoad now available :)

Good news :)

now only a CD32 version with 2 player simultaneous ;) 

I have to leave something for the sequel ;)

Finally got around to picking this up today, great game and well worthy of your AmigaGameJam success! Congratulations and thank you for contributing a great game for the Amiga!

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Awesome game!

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Congratulations on winning the AmiGameJam!!! Well deserved!!
Great game!! Feels like an NES quality game!
The game plays so smooth, tunes are excellent and game is really addictive!! Difficulty advances smoothly!
You have really cracked the code on the gameplay..
Can see some good gameplay mechanics applied!
I can see some elements of Turbo Tomato in it too (throwing shards etc.)!

PS. Can you enable the gift option for this upon purchase? I want to gift to a friend!

PS2. I added a configuration for Dual-Stick support on AmigaLive so you can use any Dual Stick controller through emulation.

PS3. Not sure if open to apply a minor tweak but I will ask anyway.
Is it possible to slightly increase the speed while stuck and pushing walls to go around corners? in other games I'm used to pushing on a wall near corner exits and character manages to go through almost at same speed as normal and this feels natural to me.. but in this game it feels the speed is reduced a bit too much during the same process and enemies catch up with you quickly..  this is not a problem with early levels but on higher levels slowing down too much can be unforgiving..

PS4. Another minor issue I had was while holding fire button, whenever a dialogues appears it quickly disappeared before I could release the fire button to read it. This happens only while using a single joystick controller but not with the Dual Stick controller.

Thank for the kind words, and putting the game on AmigaLive.

I think the gift option isn't available as the game is PWYW.

I will look at the wall slide speed for the upcoming update. The update also fixes the message box cancel timing. Stay tuned!

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Great game, and not just because it's a great game made on Amiga, it's just fun and addictive! Congratulations! I bought it here on Itch.io, but a proper boxed edition would be great to collect!

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Nothing definite yet, but wheels have been set in motion...

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I'm currently gauging interest in a limited run boxed edition of Rogue Declan Zero...

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*waves*

Very nice action shooter with cute graphics! Our German-language review can be found in our recorded livestream starting at 02:18:17. Automatic subtitles should be available soon (switch on, if necessary). Subscription to our YouTube or Twitch channel is welcome. 🙂

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Danke!

Love this game! Making so much fun! :-) One day I will go into all 40 billion dungeons. ;-) And of course I paid the developers! 

A wonderful game! I am working on a video review of it right now. One thing that is needed is "Button Two" needs to have a keyboard alternative (Like Gauntlet II) - I often play with single button joysticks, and not having access to bombs is a bummer. Space for bombs would be useful.

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Did you try pressing space? :)

Sorry. Space has almost no weight at all. It's mostly a vacuum... ;)

Amiga Space, has a nice ring to it! but you can't hear that ring :-(

Today I demoed this game at VCF West using a Unijoysticle + DualShock4 controller  in Twin Stick mode, and works great! (both joysticks controlled from the DualShock4 controller)

Great game. Congratz!

Thanks for demoing! Glad you enjoyed it :)

I'm taking two Unijoysticle2's and PS4 controllers to Amiga Ireland in January for a Rogue Declan competition. They work really well!

Oh, super cool!

There was an Amiga convention in Sacramento, California (USA) a few weeks ago. 

I also did a demo of Rogue Declan + Unijoysticle there :)

Would you please consider providing a standard LhA-archive on Aminet for easy access, too?

Sorry, but the only place to download the game from will be this page.

Why? What's wrong with Aminet? What's wrong with LhA?

It’s nothing against Aminet, it’s that the game is not freely distributable (which is different from free to download from here). I’d consider uploading a  demo version to Aminet but not the full game  

As for lha, the game isn’t file based so a lha version wouldn’t really be useful.

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Oh, BTW, may I send you a few suggestions ? 

- is it possible to have some kind of visual feedback when the XP limit per screen is reached ? (or even better, to visualize the limit) Because otherwise I keep staring at the XP count which is kinda distracting :-)

- regarding the weakest enemy : would it be possible to tweak them a little bit ? Because they look like a Pi symbol and not an enemy to me ;-)

- could the game remember the last control mode selected ? (in my case : it is detected as CD32 but actually I have 2 CD32 to arcade interfaces in an arcade cabinet so I have to switch to 2 sticks :-)

Again : congrats, super game !!!!!

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Why would I want to make getting a high score easier? :)

Adding saving of any kind would be complex, prone to problems, and complicate the WHDLoad, so I'm afraid I'll leave that out too.

Woohoo ! It's here ! Great accomplishment, super enjoyable game ! Love it ! And it supports my twin-sticks setup !!!

BTW, I'm not sure what the weakest enemies are supposed to be ? They look like Pis ! Hehe ! :)

Really looking forward to playing the finished game tonight!

Love this type of game!!!
On every level, I can see a text, is this a level password?

That is the level seed.  It's really only useful if you encounter a weird or broken dungeon as I can use the seed to recreate it and see what is going on. Press F1 in game to display the seed again.

I thought there was a password system :-)

I will if something goes wrong and report it.

Thank you.

Totally classic! Love the game and the way it can be controlled with 2 pads or joysticks. Thanks :)

First run and I already LOVE it! Great game, buddy!

The game is really great. A beautiful implementation and the graphic style has a modern design. A 2 player mode would have been nice but you can't have everything.

The CD32 control also worked without problems with the gamepad on the Amiga 1200.

Will there be a CD32 version? 

Thanks :)

2P mode isn't impossible but would be a lot of work to add. 

It should work fine on a CD32. Perhaps when the jam ends and uploads are enabled again I can make an ISO for the next release.

Great to get hold of this - brilliant work @nivrig! Hoping to get something respectable on the score board soon. Not sure if anyone's managed to get CD32 pad mode working with The A500 Mini Gamepad, tried a few launch options but the buttons don't shoot (at least, not in the desired direction ;) - single button locked mode works well.

Did you set the ports to CD32 mode in the Game Settings menu?

Yeah I tried that, both for the ADF and WHD - if that should work I'll keep trying some combinations (which ports etc) and report back. 

Got it working. Here's what I did:

1. Plug the game pad into the 3rd USB socket and unplug USB 1 (which had an empty USB hub attached), USB 2 is the memory stick.

2. Set joystick port 1 to Mouse and joystick port 2 to CD32 Pad.

3. Set memory to 2MB chip, 4MB fast (was maxed out) and Blitter to Normal (was on Wait).

Not sure if it was just one of those things. But it's working 👍

Thanks for the information, and I'm happy you got it working. I suspect the key would be setting port 2 to CD32 mode.

me esta gustando mucho,gracias por este buen juego

Well done mate! 

Awesome game!

It's HEEEEEEEEEERE!!!!!!

Not long now 😁

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This game is so much fun, easy to get into and totally exciting to complete. My daughter literally kicks me away from the joysticks so she can have a go. She proudly is playing it on her Amiga Mini with Twin Joysticks! Was an absolute pleasure to work with you Nivrig and I hope to do it again for many more projects in the future. 10/10 would highly recommend folks! Yeah I'm slightly bias, but still... would highly recommend!

hype!!!

What I saw while AmigaBill was streaming the game it seems it is too easy to click out game messages without reading them.

Bill played an unfinished version that had a few bugs and rough edges. That particular issue with the hint clickthroughs has been fixed now  👍🏻

Thank you so much ! Seems super fun & playable :) And thank you so much for supporting twin-sticks ! (so far in 38 years there only were 3 if I'm not mistaken : llamatron, Smash TV, Super Obliteration) :)

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Yeeeesssss !

Thank you for this!!!

I saw it at SAUG, looking forward to release and seeing you at Kickstart. Something to enjoy on my Steamdeck ❤️