FREE GAME UPDATE! Desktop Dungeons: Enhanced Edition. More ways to die horribly in 10 minutes or less. The award winning quick-play puzzle roguelike is now packed with new content, new classes and a new way to play: Compete against your friends in the seeded Daily Dungeon!
User reviews: Very Positive (788 reviews) - 90% of the 788 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 7, 2013

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January 4

Desktop Dungeons patch 1.57

Half-Dragons are no longer infinite Tikki Tooki piety fountains if there are plants around. Sorry if you needed that to win, or something. Stop scumming and get better!

We've also nuked a couple of bugs around the daily dungeon leaderboards and generally just winkled out some even MORE obscure issues that were bothering us (and you, yes, you... We noticed, thanks).

Full changelog available here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/226620/discussions/0/458604254472024504/

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Reviews

“... a creative, rewarding and utterly addictive game that will keep you raiding goblin lairs until the small hours.”
4.5/5 – USgamer

“There are eight puzzles about pushing trolls.”
9/10 – Objective Game Reviews

“... as well-balanced as God’s own see-saw, and as unforgiving as the fast food jobsworth faced with someone ordering a breakfast muffin at 12.01”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Special Edition

The Desktop Dungeons pre-order Special Edition lives on! Except now you can regale non-Special-Edition owners with the exploits of the Goatperson and your explorations of the additional Triple Quests while listening to the dulcet tones of the Desktop Dungeons Soundtrack.

That's right, all of Desktop Dungeons in one friendly package. For less:

  • Desktop Dungeons
  • Desktop Dungeons Goatperson DLC
  • Desktop Dungeons Soundtrack

About This Game

FREE GAME UPDATE! Desktop Dungeons: Enhanced Edition. More ways to die horribly in 10 minutes or less. The award winning quick-play puzzle roguelike is now packed with new content, new classes and a new way to play: Compete against your friends in the seeded Daily Dungeon!

  • The perfect coffee-break game for genius tacticians and chilled clickers alike:
  • Fight your way through fantasy dungeons in 10 minutes or less. We’re busy people too.
  • Prize-winning game design awesomeness (13th Annual IGF Awards)
  • Classic roguelike play re-imagined as a unique single-screen puzzle game sort of thing! Reviewers have a hard time with genres.
  • Explore unrevealed terrain to regain health and mana. Game hook!
  • 6 hours of gameplay? Try 6 billion... You can (and will) play Desktop Dungeons for the rest of your life.
  • Randomly generated dungeons are different every time you play. Build your Kingdom to unlock hordes of new classes, races and challenges.
  • Daily Dungeon allows you to compete against your Steam friends!
  • Amazing soundtrack by the improbably astounding team of Danny Baranowsky and Grant Kirkhope.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any Direct3D 9 card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Lion
    • Processor: 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any Direct3D 9 card
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any Direct3D 9 card
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
I see why people like this game I really do but this game isn't for me. That being said Steam asks if I would recommend this game to people, my answer is yes but not to everyone. See the game has plenty of replay value as evidenced by a whole bunch of other reviewers putting in much more time than I did. However if you're like me and enjoy more traditional rpgs then this game isn't for you. The graphics are standard roguelike graphics with chracter pieces not sprites added in. The music is very catchy and fun. This game can be like an extremely quick and complex version of D&D or an even more complex and long game similar to D&D. This game is well made while being easy on the surface it takes a bit to master it. If I were basing this review off of my experience alone I'd give it a 6/10 just because it isn't my kind of game. However seeing the game from a reviewers standpoint and looking at how the athstetics and gameplay contribute to the game as a whole I give it an 8.75/10 it's the type of game that demands patience and persistance. If you have the time invest into this baby, lord knows she desereves it... But I'm not the type of gamer that's ready for that type of commitment sorry Desktop Dungeons but I think you should see other gamers.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
519.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Talk about unlimited content! You can still find new things to do in the game even after 500 hours. Desktop Dungeons is about as close to a real roguelike as you're going to get on Steam, and doing a damn fine job at it. Procedural map generation, turn-based combat, tile grids and permadeath are all present. Punishingly difficult, but really rewarding as well. Makes hours just fly by.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
186.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
Definitely one of the best games for people who enjoy a thorough mental challenge.
It is one of those case, where a few rules lead to an immense variety in gameplay and it is for the player to find out what works and what doesn't.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
I'm kind of torn on this game. It's obviously well done and gets great reviews. That said, I don't enjoy it very much. I was looking for a game that could I could play quickly on the go or as in between other games and based on the reviews, this seemed to be it.

I've played around 15 hours now, and just don't enjoy it that much. If you like rogue-like puzzlers then it's probably a good game for you. For me, it just lacks that balance between depth of gameplay and casual mental involvement. If you approach this game casually, you'll almost certainly never win (other then the few introductory games); and if you approach it to win, then it's certainly neither casual.

I also found the depth of gameplay everyone talks about to be a bit lacking. After getting frustrated, unable to beat even the first "normal" dungeons, I read a couple of the brief introductory help guides on the community page. Yes, there are some nuances around skills and abilities, but once you get the "always kill monsters higher level than yourself", that's about 90% of what you need to understand and succeed in this game.

Is there skill involved in this game? Absolutely. Is it well done? Yes. Could it be a nice, quick diversion or an entire Friday night's gaming session? Totally. Is it for me - no. I feel bad giving this game a thumbs down, and it feels like I'm totally mission something, but for me it just isn't there. I am compelled to play it from time to time - but unfortunately just in that compulsive "gotta get the next upgrade" kind of way, not the good "OMG I can't wait to play Desktop Dungeons" kins of way.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,620.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
A pleasurable timesink! The 1,000th hour playing this game feels just as joyful as the first. At the surface, it looks like the marriage between a roguelike retro dungeon-crawler and a casual kingdom manager strategy game; though if you have the patience to dig deeper, you'll come to appreciate its unique balance and variety. Great for quick casual games, though there are also some multi-stage quest dungeons later on that can challenge even those who are apt at strategy games!
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