New roguelike Copod is just too cute

With the success of games like The Binding of Isaac, Dungeons of Dredmor and Sword of the Stars, the roguelike genre has been experiencing a vibrant rebirth. Sadly, for those of us with delicate temperaments, existing efforts have largely gone for atmospheres tending towards the dark and twisted, with some being downright demonic.

There is hope on the horizon, however, with Copod, an indie 'roguelite' by Here be Ben. Featuring colourful environments, a bright soundtrack, and cute creatures, you play as a... whatever the hell that thing is. Take a look.

Copod is currently in alpha, and is available from the developer's website for free, or for $5.00 on the Humble Store if you're feeling generous.