|Digital Release||Xbox One
March 18, 2016 (EU, NA)
October 10, 2016
|Delisting||June 13, 2020 - Steam
June 2020 - Xbox One
Xbox.com page [Archive]
Spareware was delisted on Steam on June 13th, 2020, one day after the release of Rogue Robots, the self-professed sequel to Spareware. The game was likely delisted on Xbox One around this same time. Although initially promised to see free expansions and additions, Rusto apparently decided to reinvent Spareware as a separate title instead. The Steam Store description of Rogue Robots provides the only explanation the studio has given on Spareware:
From the makers of legendary Drunk-Fu and Spareware, we’re here to introduce to you the sequel of Spareware.
But wait. Wasn’t Spareware quite… Quite…
“Extremely simple game with limited mechanics and highly repetitive play.”
“An ok shoot-em-up, no more no less.”
“I quickly found myself becoming bored … the presentation of the game is relatively basic.”
And THAT’S why we changed the whole name of the game.Rogue Robot Steam Store page
About the Game
Mow your way through waves of humans to save mankind from itself in Spareware a 4-player co-op shooter with roguelike elements. Assemble your robot from spare parts and traverse through the cities of the future unlocking new equipment and abilities as you go.
- Local campaign for 1 to 4 players
- 12 uniquely terrifying weapons for cutting through the deluded defenders of the cities.
- Customizable robot built from 26 unique parts that directly affect player performance.
- Four unique skill trees with 36 abilities.
- Endless waves of versatile police forces opposing the robots
- Local PvP game modes for up to 8 players
- 3 procedurally generated cities filled with deadly traps around every corner: Helsinki, London & Las Vegas
Thanks to everyone who submitted this game to the site