Roguelite Shmup HyperParasite Revealed

By Sam Quirke, 10 months ago
About a year ago, Troglobytes Games revealed that their 2.5D Metroidvania style action-RPG Tenebrae – Twilight of the Gods was headed to consoles as well as Steam. A steady trickle of news followed, culminating in an announcement that the game had left the prototype phase.

Significant progress milestones disappeared shortly after, save the occasional gif. Sadly, we now know why the development team went dark: Troglobytes is simply struggling to find a "suitable financial partner/investor/publisher". While the team very much intend to continue working on Tenebrae, they have decided to focus on projects with a smaller scope in order to scrape together some extra cash on the road towards independent publication.

This is where HyperParasite comes in.


Drenched in 80s pop culture, the rogue-lite shoot 'em up sees you play as the titular Parasite on a quest for global domination. As a body-snatcher, you will need to adapt to various different character classes and skills as you play. It will lean heavily into the modern rogue-lite archetype with procedural levels, multiple objectives and permadeath. The developer is also planning to bring in local co-operative multiplayer. You can check out a glimpse of the game, as well as its last eight months in development, in the below video.

Troglobytes plans to show off a playable build of Hyper Parasite at Milan Games Week. There's nothing concrete in terms of a release schedule, only that the game is due to arrive in 2018 on Steam while "console versions" will follow.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016. He's also been gaming long enough to know what a text parser is. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books and podcasts or trading Pokémon with his wife.