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Battle Foes with Your Organizational Skills in Backpack Hero

Inventory Management Roguelike Early Access Version Available Now
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Maryland, US – August 15th, 2022 - Take to the dungeons with just your trusty backpack and its contents in this inventory management roguelike. From indie developer Jaspel, Backpack Hero has just launched into Early Access. Jump into the tiny shoes of Purse the Packrat and two brand new characters previously only available for Kickstarter backers. Each character possesses a backpack bigger than they are but there’s still never quite enough room for all the loot!

Backpack Hero is a unique take on the roguelike genre. Players are tasked with venturing through dungeons, taking out enemies and collecting loot. These heroes have magic backpacks, but they don’t have infinite inventory space. Players must choose their loot carefully to fit everything they might need for the journey ahead.


Not only do players have to worry about fitting weapons, health and more into their packs, but placement of these items is incredibly important. A misplaced item might mean dead weight in a pack where every space is essential. Some items placed adjacent to one another can boost their effects. Other items may require empty spaces around them. Player’s backpack organizational skills could make all the difference. Backpack Hero also has players juggling status effects of both their own items and the enemy’s. Certain weapons might give an enemy poison or slowness but don’t think that your foes don’t know the same tricks.


Strategy of all kinds is essential for this adventure. Backpack Hero’s battles are turn-based so players will have to brace for a few blows in between each of their turns. Utilization of weapons, potions, food and armor will be the best way to stay safe during the toughest of encounters. Dungeons may be scary but these plucky little heroes are ready to take on the fight! 


Backpack Hero’s Early Access version has some brand new features for players to enjoy and is available now on Steam. Players can expect some new items, weapons, enemies and two new characters - Tote the Toad and CR-8 the Robot! Pick a character, travel through dungeons, utilize as many pieces of loot as possible and, most importantly, keep it all organized. That’s the key in this adventure! Want to join the conversation with fellow packracks? Head over to the official Backpack Hero Discord or Twitter.


Features Include: 

  • Hundreds of Items: Each item has its own unique effect and, depending on where you place it in your backpack, can be powerful when used in the arrangement. 

  • Multiple unique characters: Adventure through the dungeons as Purse the Packrat, Tote the Toad or CR-8 the Robot. 

  • 40+ Enemies to Battle: Test your mettle and your organizational skills against powerful enemies small to large to everything in between.

  • Endless Dungeons to Explore: Randomly generated dungeons means that no playthrough will be like the last. 


The Backpack Hero team is available for interviews. Email the media contact below for more information.


About Jaspel

Jaspel LLC is an independent game development studio. Their flagship game, Backpack Hero, was created in January of 2022. After an unexpectedly warm reception from online communities, Jaspel LLC was created to continue development on the game!


Media Contact

Becca Smith
Vicarious PR
[email protected]

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