Ziggurat (2014 video game)

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Ziggurat
Ziggurat 2014 cover art.jpg
Developer(s)Milkstone Studios
Publisher(s)Milkstone Studios
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U
ReleaseLinux, Microsoft Windows, OS X
  • WW: 23 October 2014
Xbox One
  • WW: 20 March 2015
PlayStation 4
  • NA: 21 April 2015
  • WW: 22 April 2015
Wii U
  • WW: 18 August 2016
Genre(s)First-person shooter, dungeon crawl
Mode(s)Single-player

Ziggurat is a first-person shooter dungeon crawl video game developed and published by Milkstone Studios. The game was released for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and OS X in October 2014 after being available for two months in early access. The game was later released for the Xbox One in March 2015, and the PlayStation 4 in April 2015. The game is largely inspired by Heretic and Hexen: Beyond Heretic, classical first-person shooters.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Ziggurat is a first-person shooter dungeon crawl video game with roguelike elements.[2] Levels and encounters are procedurally generated and include bosses, trap rooms, spells, and treasures.[2] During gameplay, extra weapons and perks can be unlocked, and leveling up and randomly generated content to add additional variety.[1]

Development and release[edit]

Ziggurat was developed by indie video game developer Milkstone Studios. The game was initially released in early access on Steam for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and OS X.[2] The game left early access with a full release on 23 October 2014.[3] On 20 March 2015, the game was released for the Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program.[4] A PlayStation 4 version was released in North America on 21 April 2015, and Europe on 22 April 2015.[5]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic76/100 (PC)[6]
79/100 (PS4)[7]
76/100 (XBO)[8]

Ziggurat received generally positive reviews from critics upon release. Aggregate review website Metacritic assigned scores of 76/100 for the PC and Xbox One versions,[6][8] and 79/100 for the PlayStation 4 version.[7] Some critics likened the game to Raven Software's shooters Heretic and Hexen: Beyond Heretic.[2][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ziggurat". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Morrow, Rob (15 August 2014). "Milkstone's dungeon-crawling FPS Ziggurat now available on Steam Early Access". Destructoid. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ Fiel, Alejandro Gonzalez (23 October 2014). "Ziggurat available now!". Steam Community. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Ziggurat coming to Xbox One on March 20th!". milkstonestudios.com. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (16 April 2015). "Ziggurat brings procedurally-generated first-person shooting to PS4 next week". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Ziggurat for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Ziggurat for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Ziggurat for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  9. ^ Rignall, Jaz (27 April 2015). "Ziggurat PS4 Review: Fashionably Roguelike FPS". USgamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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