Chaotic Roguelike Noita Receives Final Major Update

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By Tan Montana on October 14th, 2021

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Noita is the Roguelike of roguelikes. What do I mean by that? It’s just the essential reduction of the roguelike experience. I start a run, and I go with an understanding that I have no idea what will happen on this particular playthrough. I might turn myself into a floating explosive orb of blood that devours enemies to fuel my blood missiles, or I might bounce a fire orb off a wall 2 minutes in and die to an explosive barrel. One of these is much more likely to happen than the other, and I’ll let you guess as to which.

Like many other enthusiasts of the genre, I have sunk countless hours into the experience that is Noita, a simple roguelike with exponential potential. On the surface the game is relatively simple, having you gather spells and perks for a completely new build each subsequent attempt. The pixel physics are unparalleled and mesmerizing, with every tiny piece of the map interacting with the whole in a way that can cause catastrophe at the slightest touch. There is unlimited complexity in this game’s short (usually so) gameplay loop, and with updates to spells and physic interactions, the game has only grown more maddeningly complex.

While this is the last major update for Noita, it’s not going to be the End of Everything. We’ll still keep an eye out for bugs and try to patch them. There is also a thriving modding scene, which is producing amazing mods for the game. And most importantly the Noita player community is more active than ever.

Massive thanks to the community for your support!
It’s been a long journey.

Nolla Games

Noita: an Epilogue Update

Going out with a bang in an epilogue and final major update, Nolla Games has released a massive patch of new content. While this is listed as the game’s last major update, the developers have stated they will continue to patch issues and fix bugs as needed. You can see the complete list of every addition here, but it’s a lot. New secret biomes, additional mini-bosses, items, UI updates, perks, and of course, tons of spells have been added to the game. In a game where every little detail of your interaction manifests itself physically and interacts with the world, an update like this means more countless hours of what makes Noita just so special already, all that chaos.

If you’re already a fan, now is a great time to return, and if you’re just a fan of roguelikes, Noita truly is a worthwhile experience. Despite this being the final major update, there’s enough content in this game to last me thousands of runs, and I’m confident that I still wouldn’t have seen everything Noita has to offer.

Tan is a Tabletop RPG writer with a deep love for give-'em-a-chance indie games and music made on a ten-year-old laptop in Audacity. They drink their seltzer warm.

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