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Astrea is a DICE-deck-building roguelike that flips the script on deckbuilders by using dice instead of cards and an unique dual “damage” system: Purification vs Corruption. Build a dice pool strong enough to purify Astrea's out-of-control corruption and save the Star System.

• Unique dual “damage” system: Purification vs Corruption - In Astrea there is a new type of “damage” system. Purification can be used to damage enemies or heal yourself. On the other hand, corruption can be used to damage yourself or heal the enemies. Pacify enemies through Purification, or Corrupt yourself to unleash abilities that help tip the scales.

• Dynamic Health Bar system - With skills attached to your health bar, you can take Corruption to enable these skills and unleash powerful abilities. But be careful, if you take too much Corruption you will be consumed by it.

• Not cards, but dice! - Build a dice pool that fits your playstyle. Choose from over 350 dice and three dice types; reliably safe, perfectly balanced, or powerfully risky. A dice type system designed with high-risk, high-reward in its core.

• Customize your dice - Forge your fate by editing die faces with new actions, tipping the odds of powerful results into your favor.

• Choose from Six Brave Oracles - Each possessing their own unique dice sets, abilities, and playstyles. From ingenious spellcasters to brutish berserkers, whether you like beating the opponent into submission or outsmarting them with clever plays, there’s an oracle for you.

• 20 Upgradeable Support Sentinels - Enchanted constructs that offer supportive dice rolls making them reliable companions in the heat of battle.

• Uncover Over 170 Modifying Blessings - Imbue your Oracle with unique passives yielding potent effects that change up your fundamental tactics. Choose between Star Blessings, passive effects with lower power, or Black Hole Blessings, powerful passive effects with a drawback.

• More than 20 random events - Find mysterious locations that can change the course of your run.

• Manipulate your enemies and control your fate - Enemies attack using their own die, making it possible for you to manipulate their die to change their intent.

• 16 Difficulty Levels - Customize your experience using difficulty levels to test all your abilities.

Long ago - when ancient ruins were once flourishing civilizations and their populace lived in idyllic bliss - a mystical star governed all. Loyal disciples, called Six-Sided Oracles, were blessed by their star, granting them the strength to seal away the gift of heavenly bodies within mystic relics.

All was perfect and harmonious, until that one fateful day - The Crimson Dawn Cataclysm. A ferocious inferno sundered down from the sky, engulfing the entirety of the star system, crumbling the foundations of their society and corrupting the souls of the weak-willed. The disciples of the star were lost to the chaos - their creations scattered across a vast world of ruin. Could there still exist those who were capable of wielding their power?

Eons later, descendants of the Six-Sided Oracles embark on a journey to finish the failed battle that their predecessors started and save their star system.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorAkupara Games
GenreCard Game


Buy Now$24.99 USD or more

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Astrea_PC_DRMFree_v1.0.197.zip 552 MB


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Lovely cozy-thinky game!! I love strategic probability manipulation, and there's a lot of fun twists on it here, and in a very pretty package, excellent work thank you!!

My favorite is the lightning moth who creates highly random thunderstorms to manipulate :3

Some tips for folks running on Steam Deck: this app isn't set up to install through the itch.io client, so you'll need to unpack the zip and add it to Steam manually. I also needed to open Steam's compatibility options for the game and choose "Proton 8.0-4", for the game to start up correctly.

Thanks team, best wishes!!


great game, finally beat the damn heart (on the lower ascension at least). 

i see that there's a lot of development going on Steam; it'd be nice to get the executable here updated as well, we're pretty far behind it looks like. idm being a little behind in exchange for avoiding Steam but...

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Hi kapital-mouse!

Glad that you saved the star system =D

Sorry about the lack of updates here on itch.io, this is totally not acceptable.

We will improve the workflow to keep itch version updated just like steam!

Edit: Lastest version (v1.0.178) has been updated


Just found out about this game last week from Retromation and RisingDusk, and I'm a bit obsessed. Congratulations on the fantastic launch! May I ask if there is a schedule for the Itch release to be updated with the latest Steam hotfixes?

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Hi JazzTap!

Sorry about the lack of updates here on itch.io, this is totally not acceptable.

We will improve the workflow to keep itch version updated just like steam!

Edit: Thanks so much for the compliment. We are very happy with the reception, specially being our first game =D

Edit2: Lastest version (v1.0.178) has been updated


Is this compatible for MacOS with Apple chip


The art style is really unique and eye-catching! Love the Lovecraftian influences, and the dynamic health bar sounds like a really interesting challenge for a game mechanic 


Thank you for the nice comment! Learning how to balance your purification and corruption is the key to beating Astrea.