Mana Spark is a top down dungeon crawling roguelike that plays like a blend of The Binding of Isaac and Titan Souls, with you exploring perilous dungeons filled with enemies with advanced strategic AI, armed only with a bow, and collecting lots of cool stackable power-ups.
Movement and combat in Mana Spark feels fondly reminiscent of Titan Souls, with you able to roll and use your bow. You’re not limited to just one arrow in Mana Spark, but there is a significant cooldown time between shots so you’ll have to be strategic with your attacks. You don’t get much health so any enemy can kill you if you’re not careful – and thanks to the advanced AI which sees enemies working together to finish you off, you’ll have to be very careful indeed.
It’s a challenging game, but you do get some aid in the form of upgrades that are found in chests or purchased from the mid-level shop. As in The Binding of Isaac, these power-ups are stackable, and can slowly turn you from a weakling into a ass kicking warrior. It’s still early in development, but it’s already a fun, challenging and addictive game that has that all important ‘one more go’ factor. Just watch out for those knights!
UPDATE: This Alpha Is No Longer Available