Ailment mobile game came out this last summer and in just a few months’ time it has proven to be an addictive hit game worthy of every mention. After our initial overly positive impressions and an interview with the game’s creator, Ivan Panasenko, we left things at a positive note some 4 months ago. However, during that time, the game has surpassed 400k downloads on iOS and Android, while Mr. Panasenko was busy by adapting the game to PC, and it’s now available on Steam.
That’s right, the crazy action non-stop fast-paced rogue-like fun is now available on steam for just under $5 bucks, and it brings the whole pure pixel-art action space extravaganza. If you haven’t yet tried or read up about Ailment, the story of the game is set in space where the main character is waking up in a spaceship after being unconscious for a few days. The last thing he remembers was that he, along with the rest of the crew, was going to answer a distress call somewhere in space.
Now, after waking up, Jonathan can’t seem to remember what happened. Furthermore, he can’t find anyone of his former crewmates, until he encounters one of his comrades who is…different now. Not to give too much away, but blood is drawn and shots are fired as you need to stay alive and get a hold on the situation again.
Ailment is a rogue-like game with fast-paced action where enemies are constantly trying to either get you or shoot at you. In some brief moments between the bloodbaths, the player can sort their gear, choose their weapons and adjust their strategy. With pixel art style, this game looks deceptively simple but it’s in fact offering a lot of depth in all its aspects. The enemy is using weapons and ship’s systems against Jonathan, so you need to outsmart, outwit, and outgun the endless stream of danger flung your way.
The PC version of this game still keeps its pixel art and original atmosphere. The control scheme is adjusted but still kept close to the original core gameplay. Besides becoming so popular, Ailment mobile got the Game of the Day award on the App Store on 28th of September, 2019, and its scores are still 4.5 on Google Play and 4.6 on the iTunes App Store. You can now check it out on PC via Steam by following this link.