The title of “Ailment” is a rather misleading one. You’d think of a minor illness, such as a slight cough or a runny nose. However, the protagonist of this action-roguelike game, Jonathan, is having to deal with a much more severe condition than that. And of course, it’s now up to you to help him make it out alive. Check out the trailer for “Ailment” below:

The story of the game sees Jonathan waking up on a spaceship in an unknown galaxy. He has been unconscious for 3 days, and now his entire crew has apparently come into contact with some sort mysterious infection that makes them extra aggressive. In case you’re wondering, no, they don’t turn into zombies. They still fully retain their intelligence, it’s just that they are determined to use everything at their disposal – including the ship’s system – to put you down.

Jonathan tries to recall the events that had transpired, but all he remembers is that he was coming back from a failed rescue mission of another ship. Now, he has to investigate the issue while at the same time dealing with his turned crewmates.

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Deal with the enemies using a wide variety of action

From the trailer, you can see that “Ailment” is a 2D side-scrolling game with a pixelated art style. Combined with the ominous background and John’s witty remarks, everything just oozes charm and character.

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Tons of witty diagues

In term of gameplay, you’ll be navigating through the poorly-lit corridors and rooms of your own ship, trying to find weapons to defeat enemies, interacting with non-hostile NPCs whenever you can, and ultimately finding out how you got into this situation.

“Ailment” features a huge collection of weapons for you to play with, which promises hours of dynamic playtime. As with any other roguelike, the risks are massive as well, forcing you to always stay on your toes.

On top of that, the entire game is packed to the brim with entertaining details, from gruesome death animation to immersive sound effects, and even a couple of Easter eggs here and there. It’s basically Wayward Souls or Death Road to Canada, albeit set in space.

If you are interested, you can get “Ailment” for free on Google Play and the App Store right now.