Finally getting back to work on a really fun aspect of Alchementrix: the power-ups. Here we have the rebuild of Moorewick’s Mechanickal Mangler, a giant drill piece capable of tearing through an entire column of tiles in half a second.
One of the primary aspects of the power-ups is balancing orderly effects against chaotic; the demo version will ship with 4 power-ups. The mangler, an explosive called Grenado, and a pair of others we’ll talk about later.
The mangler you see here is powered by Steam, which is drawn from the player’s reserves of water and fire. The mangler is a quick way to destroy a column of tiles, but it won’t return gold from stone tiles, so the player has to balance that predictability against profits.