As some of you guessed, The Binding of Isaac will be launching on Valve's Steam service in August (not sept.).
We haven't settled on a price yet, but it definitely wont put much of a strain on your wallets.
ok, so details about the game.
Isaac is a roguelike shooter based on the dungeon structure of Zelda (nes). At its core it controls like Smash TV / Robotron in a randomly generated semi RPG world filled with powerups items and special abilities.
There is not a traditional leveling system in Isaac, instead we used an item system. Every level will have a treasure room, shop, boss and other secret/special rooms that might contain unique items. Special items come in 4 sets, Usable items, Special Weapon upgrades, Passive upgrades and stat boosters. 90% of items in the game stack, so as you progress your character will change into a monstrous powerhouse not only in stats and abilities but also in appearance.
There are currently over 70 special items in Isaac, not counting pickup items.
Aside from these core items, Isaac uses its pickup items as resources in what i call micro puzzles. the core resources in the game are Coins, Bombs, Keys, Hearts, cards and pills each of these pickups can be used in different ways to acquire special items, gain access to shops and hidden areas, kill enemies and also affect gameplay in many other ways.
The game currently has 6 "dungeons" spanning 3 chapters, 6 bosses, 36 enemy types, 4 unlockable characters and tons of dynamic happenings.
in the end we hope to top out at 8 dungeons with 10+ bosses and 42 enemy types.. we have our work cut out for us for our aug. launch.
As mentioned before Danny B will be doing the music, so you can expect an EP's worth of new Danny Awesomeness as well, we are also featuring Jordan on sound effects (he did the sounds for smb and donkey kong country wii)!
anyway, its exciting to finally announce all this. Florian just made it so neutral flys are attracted to piles of shit and if they eat too much of the shit they get fat and become bloated flys that poop blood at you... im very happy with this game so far.
here are some beta screen shots!
Till next time!