Update: Starward Rogue Launches, Arcen and Humble Celebrate with Catalog-wide Sale

Update: The Bionic Dues free gift promotion has now ended — though our whole library will continue to carry major discounts on Humble store through this week.

Original Post: We’ve teamed up with Humble to offer a special free download of Bionic Dues in celebration of our new release, Starward Rogue — out now on Humble Store and Steam. For the next 24 hours, the Humble Store is carrying both the DRM-free and Steam versions of Bionic Dues on Windows, Mac, and Linux for the price of $0.

Starward Rogue launches today at a discount of 10% off in the Humble Store, and customers who claim their free copy of Bionic Dues will also receive a coupon for an additional 15% off Starward Rogue during its launch week. Here’s a quick word about our new game from Arcen’s founder Chris Park:

“Starward Rogue is a passion project designed not just by myself but by a team of other hardcore fans of this subgenre. We have several thousand hours in similar games, and we wanted to do something excitingly new without being completely alien. We had a very tight timeline, so as far as the rest of the world is concerned this game is coming out of nowhere. After months of crunch-mode development we’re still finding it hard to stop playing after each run, so hopefully you enjoy it as well as we do!”

Humble’s free offer on Bionic Dues will end tomorrow (Saturday, January 23) at 10 AM Pacific Time, while the 10% launch discount on both Steam and Humble Store wraps up next Friday, January 29 at the same hour.

About Starward Rogue

Starward Rogue is a new sci-fi, top-down action roguelite. Filled with secret rooms, hundreds of interesting items and enemies, challenging bullet patterns in a SHMUP-inspired style, and more. Features per-run leveling and perks, as well as a meta-progression between runs where you find out more about the story, delve deeper into The Megalith, uncover rare “incredibilities,” and experiment with mechs with powers of time control, magnetic dipoles, and more. Five difficulty levels run the gamut from very easy to incredibly hard.

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5 Responses to “Update: Starward Rogue Launches, Arcen and Humble Celebrate with Catalog-wide Sale”

  1. Xoph says:

    Sadly no DRM-free versio non GOG or Humble… :-(

    It seems that the version on Humble store only provides Steam keys which is a no-go for me. Any plans for a DRM-free version?!?

    • Erik Johnson says:

      The DRM-free version is in development for Humble Store as we speak. We were hoping to have it ready for launch, but we weren’t able to get it done. Will have it out and up on Humble as soon as possible.

  2. cloudpersona says:

    SOOOO glad you guys are giving away Bionic dues, it’s my favorite game of yours and i hope more people learn to love it.

  3. George says:

    Link for the free game gives a 404 error :(

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