Starbeard 9+

Roguelike strategy in space

Jolly Good Games Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 72 Ratings
    • $0.99




Starbeard is a roguelike romp that turns match 3 puzzles on their head, combining tactical tussles and community developed content, all with characters that’ll leave you starry eyed.

In this constellation matching, bug crunching adventure, players will explore beautiful levels and challenge beastly bosses.

The evil Gnomad wants to destroy the environment with his insatiable gluttony, whilst his pansy of a brother is out to get filthy rich. Despite this, players will spread gardens throughout the Galaxy with the colourful and crazy powers of the Starbeard Gnomes, and can also create a gnome of their own design!


+ The World's Greatest: Complete 15 achievements, place in the global leaderboards and rank in the daily challenge!
+ Rank up your Gnome by best increasing difficulty levels and winning the coveted Beard Badges!
+ Art from the Heart: A unique, vibrant and charming art style
+ Know your Gnome: 12 different playable characters, each with special powers
+ Match 3 unlike ever before : Unique battle system combining tactical and RPG elements
+ Bring a green thumb: Tons of challenging levels to test even the most seasoned Gnome
+ A strong in-built community: Players create their own designs for the game and we integrate the best!
+ The Brits are coming! The game is laced with British humour and references that we can all raise a cuppa to!
+ Portrait orientation for casual one-handed gameplay
+ No ads, timers, or other freemium shenanigans

Starbeard is updated regularly with new characters, levels and game modes!
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What’s New

Version 1.3

Bug fixes, balancing and optimisation. New update coming soon!

- Character select crash is a thing of the past
- Throwing star level 2 and 3 are remarkably better!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

TheGodless ,

Jolly good! More please!

If you enjoy matching games that have depth to them, do yourself a favor and get this game.


For the record, I also would have paid more for your game. If you are planning on releasing additional levels, feel free to personally charge me a few bucks. I’d prefer to get to play more great games without ads and p2p nonsense.

My only real issues are that I wish that I could backtrack on accidental moves. It would also be nice to be able to backtrack and play the other levels on the paths too.

If anyone is looking for a similar game that has just as much depth, check out Shift Shaft. It might look unassuming, but it is just as good as StarBeard.

Mattlistener ,

Smart and stylish roguelite!

Starts easy, gets hard enough to make you think and plan well without being unfair. No ads, cash shop, energy system, or other nonsense. Looking forward to more from Jolly Good Games (and willing to pay more!).

Juankage ,

Great game, 1 deadly flaw

The game is super engaging and you can actually deckbuild decently. One flaw: you can get stuck under a bug and without being able to move gems, you can’t take any actions or end your turn. Unless I’m missing something, you can’t proceed if you get stuck in this predicament. I’m on the boss in a super dominating run and this game breaking flaw happened. I doubt it’s intentional, please let us be able to end our turn

Developer Response ,

Hiya Juankage, so sorry about that - it's not intentional!! Please can you send me a screenshot of your issue so I can try and pinpoint what conditions is making it happen? Thank you

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