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DescriptionReaping the Dungeon is a turn-based, randomized dungeon crawler in the vein of Rogue and Hack.
Below the surface of Jupiter, a machine runs out of control and floods the underground tunnels with synthetic creatures. You must descend into the depths to find and destroy the machine. The adventure is split into a freeware episode of 15 levels titled The Weapon Recovery and the second episode The Machine, which contains 50 more levels and must be purchased.
The basic challenge is to explore each dungeon level and collect treasure while fighting enemy creatures in simple hit-vs.-hit fashion. Precious metals and gems can be sold in shops to buy better weapons and equipment; raw crystals gained from defeated enemies help improve your character’s abilities, such as damage ratio, sight range or performance speed. Through battles and careful exploration, your protagonist becomes increasingly more powerful and efficient.
All level layouts and contents are randomly created. Each level introduces one new creature and at least one new map element or item.
Reaping the Dungeon adds a number of original elements to the genre:
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TriviaThe second episode, The Machine, originally cost $11.95. The commercial distribution has long since been discontinued. Interested players can now get the full version for free from the author Ron Heuse if they link from their website to his. For details check out www.heuse.com/free.html.
-Chris (7365) added Reaping the Dungeon (DOS) on Jun 09, 2007