Desktop Dungeons

Yesterday I was recommended to try short and quick  Roguelike game called Desktop Dungeons. After initial skepticism (my attention span for computer games fell drastic in last few years ) I was instantly hooked! And judging by feedback from other people I am not alone.

The premise of the game is incredibly simple. After picking up a race (human, elf, dwarf, gnome or halfling) and class  (fighter, wizard, thief or priest)  you start in a dungeon surrounded by black fog of war.  Moving around you encounter immobile monsters that you need to slay in order to progress yourself  to higher (more powerful) class levels. The main goal is to slay the Big boss, of course (I hope you didn’t expect anything else). If you achieve that you unlock extra shiny things, like new classes, monsters and items. Items  are consisted of potions (mana and health) and glyphs. Your character can pick up to three glyphs that give him special skills and spells, for example – first strike, fireball etc… When you’re fed up with specific glyph you can ditch it to gain space for a new one and to get extra bonus to your health, attack or mana (depending on your race). There are also altar of different gods in the dungeon that can give you additional bonuses if you decide to worship them. I especially like the detail when you need to denounce your former religion on the altar of that god if you want to change your faith. Of course, gods don’t like getting a basket so, in that case, you face a proper punishment for your sins.

The game is made by Rodain “Nandrew” Joubert and is currently available in 0.051 version, free download from QCF Design’s website.

In order to follow the good tradition of recommendation, I suggest you try it!


~ by streebor on March 28, 2010.

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