Japanese Themed ‘Coffee-Break’ Roguelike Yōdanji Hits Steam Greenlight

Japanese Themed ‘Coffee-Break’ Roguelike Yōdanji Hits Steam Greenlight

KEMCO recently sent out a press release shedding some light on their latest Steam project, Yōdanji. The retro dungeon crawler is now on Greenlight waiting for enough votes to make it available for the platform. The Japanese developer (Known for Revenant Saga and Asdivine Hearts) is focusing on bringing their library of handheld JRPGs to Western PCs.

Yōdanji is a roguelike that has the player searching caverns for wild yokai. You can trap these mischievous spirits and then use them for your own devices. As the press release states:

Your computer gets the ability to summon and trap yokai – numerous spirits that have been living hidden among us (until now). Admire them and give them witty nicknames and then put them through the brutal ever-changing dungeon to try and summon even more yokai! Spooky cute graphics and powders made from various body parts included.

While the game is now available for Android devices for $2.99 USD, the gameplay still looks addictive in a Nethack meets Yo-Kai Watch way. The mix of Japanese folklore give a nice little shakeup to the usual medieval inspirations for roguelike games.

The game also features:

  • Traditional roguelike, simple and to the point
  • Spooky cute pixel-art graphics
  • Huge variety of playable characters
  • Fancy “ō” letter that destroys our SEO (Yodanji and yokai, anyone?)

You can vote for the game on Steam right now and help KEMCO out by expanding their range from mobile devices. Will you be dusting off your yokai hunting outfit to prepare for the hunt?

There’s a small gallery of screenshots for Yōdanji below but as the Greenlight page warns, ‘Screenshots do not represent the final look of the PC version’.