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Roguelike news out of Slovakia, where new publishing label Grindstone have formed and announced their first project via a short teaser trailer. Described as a “gun-toting, roguelike dungeon crawler with retro-style pixelated graphics”, Hellmut: The Badass from Hell certainly has the title to stand out from the crowd.

Hellmut hopes to target hardcore roguelike players who have blown through other titles in the genre, sporting that unique updated retro look that so many games in the genre share. The included screenshot gives a few more hints as to what players can expect, featuring multiple player characters, glowing green laser guns, and an unruly shopkeeper.

Grindstone has been founded by Peter Nagy, the CEO of Games Farm. This team developed games such as Air Conflicts: Secret Wars and the upcoming Vikings: Wolves of Midgard. The release we received did not specify who was developing Hellmut: The Badass from Hell, but a quick Twitter search located Lukáš Sedlák and the Volcanicc team. Their website provides a bit of background on the proceedings.

Our first game is about mad scientist whose experiment went terribly bad and he end up nearly dead (like only a skull and spine is left of him) in universe full of strange monsters which tries to kill him. During his journey he tries to get back to his original form but he soon discovers that thanks to his condition he can become something far more… different.

Hellmut Shop Enter the Gungeon

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

If this sounds interesting at all, you can follow the game’s progress on their brand new Twitter page. You can also follow Grindstone’s feed for further updates about additional titles that are already promised to be in development.

What do you think of Hellmut: The Badass from Hell? Can you welcome another roguelike into your life? Let us know in the comments below!


Alex Santa Maria

Reviews Editor

TechRaptor's Reviews Editor. Resident fan of pinball, Needlers, roguelikes, and anything with neon lighting. Owns an office chair once used by Billy Mays.