Heat Signature – A game made by the developers of Gunpoint, is a rouge-like set in space where you break into spaceships to steal, kidnap, and kill, or get caught and die trying…
Heat Signature may very well be my favorite rogue-like game to date, with its fun and unique color pallet, to its interesting and fast gameplay.
You can run around trying to be stealthy or you can run in shotguns blazing. Every mission needs a different approach. On some missions, all the guards will have shields that you need to either disable or turn against them. Some missions will have turrets that you need to avoid, turn off, or turn against their owners. You can even bait an enemy to the window and blast him out of the spacecraft.
Heat Signature is an amazing game and tons of fun to boot, and because it’s a rogue-like you can pick it up and set it down whenever you want. You can spend hours a day trying to complete your current characters personal mission or you can try to liberate every space station. Speaking of which, after liberating a space station you can do what is called a defector mission which gives you a character with predetermined gear and has you try to clear the spaceship they are on. These missions are usually a bit more challenging but they can be a ton of fun.
In the end, Heat Signature is still a rogue-like so you can’t go into it wanting an amazing story or anything like that, and the gameplay won’t change drastically or anything, but even so, it’s still a great game worth playing. You can buy it on steam for $15. So have fun breaking into ships, making mistakes, just barely getting out of those mistakes… wait, never mind, you’ll still get caught and thrown out of the spaceship. It’s okay, you’ll get them next time.