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DescriptionDesktop Dungeons is a medieval fantasy rogue variant game with full 2D graphics, music, and sound. The purpose of the game is to defeat the boss of a selected scenario or die trying.
Race and Class
The player must first select a race and a class for the character. Basic races consist of human, elf, dwarf, halfling, and gnome. Each race has an ability to convert glyphs into a specific attribute (e.g. humans convert glyphs into attack bonus). Glyphs are magical runes/spells that are randomly placed in the dungeon. Basic classes consist of fighter, thief, priest, and wizard. Each class has specified advantages and disadvantages. All classes are capable of melee combat and the use of glyphs (magic). Additional races and classes may be later unlocked.
Combat and Leveling
Combat consists of the player bumping into an enemy, each turn identifying the amount of health subtracted from both parties, which may be continued until one of the parties die or if the player retreats. Unlike other similar games, enemy units here do not move nor do they attack unless attacked first. The level experience of an enemy is always seen to indicate how strong the opponent is.
Leveling up occurs when the player has killed a sufficient quantity of enemies (e.g. 0/15). Acquiring a level allows the player to engage with enemies of the same level, otherwise difficult to defeat.
The game introduces several deities available for worship when the player manages to reach one of their shrines. Deities offer bonuses, some with disadvantages, most with certain consequences. In order to gain bonuses from a deity, the player must gain favor by increasing piety. Piety is achieved when the player commits certain actions, which may be revealed later when the action is done. Committing an action that displeases a deity, will subtract the piety. Having piety lower than zero may invoke celestial wrath. Worship may be changed from one deity to another at a cost of piety. Deity worship is optional and not required to finish a scenario.
Environments are randomly generated and shrouded in a fog of war. Items and monsters are randomly placed. Unexplored regions will become revealed when player approaches it. Revealing unexplored regions also regenerate health and mana per revealed tile.
When a scenario is completed by defeating all the bosses, the game ends. Completing a scenario may unlock additional scenarios, classes, new monsters, or other bonuses.
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|[v1.0] Addictive little Rogue variant game and it's free!||Indra was here (18575)|
The Press Says
|The A.V. Club||Jul 19, 2010||A||100|
|Destructoid||Dec 02, 2013||8 out of 10||80|
|4Players.de||Nov 27, 2013||70 out of 100||70|
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- Desktop Dungeons -- play the game in a HTML5-supported browser, free of charge
Indra was here (18575) added Desktop Dungeons (Windows) on May 04, 2011
Richard Ramsbottom ([email protected] ... for some pretty wicked tiles to relieve the world of Rodain's horrible programmer art), Derek Yu (http://www.spelunkyworld.com ... for getting the tileset process going and contributing his own tileset to the game)Epic Thanks - Additional Characters:
Herman Tulleken (... for creating the sounds and background jingles -- without those Rodain will probably have to have created them himself. And that sort of thing can get REALLY ugly)Epic Thanks - Fan Art (Loading Screen):
Miktar Dracon (... for a really rad piece of fan art that can be seen during the Desktop Dungeons loading screen. Check the expression on that goat's face! Ahh good times)Epic Thanks - Fan Art Coloring (Loading Screen):
Robbie Fraser (... for colouring in the aforementioned fan art)Epic Thanks :
Marc Luck (... for beardy gameplay inspiration), Danny Day (... for being a ninja when needed), QCF DESIGN -- http://www.qcfdesign.com -- ... for loads of gameplay concepts and providing Rodain with a way to earn some bread and butter while he busies himself with this mad contraption, Button clicks and sword strikes were lifted from Freesound.org, Online leaderboard service provided by http://www.gmhighscores.com/ REAAAAALLY handy and convenient service. :D, TIG source, Spelunky