Sean Young is the developer of Roguelands. He is currently working on a mobile game called "Dragonbolt Vanguard" and has created Magicite, a game which is similar to Roguelands whilst not featuring any kind of backup for items.
For developing Roguelands, he set up a kickstarter campain, which reached it's goal and collected far more than needed (21,580$/1,000$, provided by 800+ backers).
Released June 9, 2014
"Magicite is a 2D RPG game inspired by Monster Hunter and Spelunky, which was released in 2014. It can be played by one or more players. It was funded through a Kickstarter campaign. It has little to no storyline, and is considered to be challenging" - Wikipedia
Released November 6, 2015
Roguelands is a hardcore 2D RPG game similar to Magicite. It has more options and far more items and mobs/NPCs.
Currently in developement.
Open beta starts on March 18. (Source )
- Website (Beta mail list)