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 (700 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 7, 2013

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"This puzzle/roguelike is gently complex and impeccably well-balanced"
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July 2

Desktop Dungeons patch update 1.55

Quick set of bug fixes and some tweaks to stability when syncing over poor internet connections.

Changelog:

  • Added recovery of quests and items if a crash is detected between reaching the Score Screen, and loading the Kingdom Screen
  • Fixed a bug where restarting a dungeon could cause the game to get stuck in locked state.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented potion information from appearing when selecting potions in a potion shop that you didn’t already have in your inventory.
  • Fixed a crash bug in Cursed Oasis

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June 5

Desktop Dungeons patch 1.53

Polishing up the game post-mobile release, fixed a bunch of mobile and crossover issues as well as chasing down some niggling crashes. The Pactmaker has received a bit of love this patch, as has everyone that wants to play Desktop Dungeons on touchscreen PCs:

You can now run the game with the "-t" switch via the command line to play the game in touch mode, perfect for schmancy laptops and surfaces.

Full changelog visible here.

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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
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Lion
    • Processor: 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any Direct3D 9 card
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any Direct3D 9 card
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
262 of 282 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
354.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Took me over 300 hours to realize I had been tricked into enjoying math.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Desktop Dungeons is a turn based roguelike with a little bit of a difference; each run in a dungeon takes about five minutes to come to conclusion. You are free to roam around the dungeon as much as you want, enemies will only attack you if you attack them first, giving you the freedom to work out your strategy however you prefer.

Graphics are the usual 2d style which we are seeing so much of these days, but the sprites are nicely designed with some well-known characters thrown in there such as Super Meat Boy. The UI can be a little daunting to begin with but you see all of the information you require within one click.

Each of the individual levels are randomly generated; this adds to the replayability of the game as no dungeon will ever be the same; I believe each dungeon has its own set "theme" but what is included in the dungeon and how its laid out is completely random. The difficulty is something to be said for though, it is very easy to learn how to play, but very difficult to master, you will die, ALOT in Desktop Dungeons, they even tell you that at the very beginning of the game; it is to be expected. It takes a lot of thought out planning and preparation to work your way through most of the dungeons even straight after the tutorial you are thrown straight in at the deep end.

The game length can vary, I have been playing for about five hours and I still haven’t managed to get past the fifth dungeon, there are tons of content available, class challenges, random dungeon runs, extra tutorial lessons for different spells and many more. I have seen some people with over a hundred hours put into Desktop Dungeon. One of the extra plus points I've found is that a potato can run this game, meaning you can stick it on any machine, maybe even your work machine, and load it up on breaks to sneak in fifteen minutes here and there; as it's not resourcefully demanding.

Desktop Dungeons is certainly worth your time, and boy will it suck up your time as it is highly addictive.

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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
80.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Your mission should you choose to accept it: Click the link below. Download the 6.3MB prototype version of this game. Enjoy yourself. Then buy the (much improved) retail version. You will not regret it.

http://www.desktopdungeons.net/media/
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Desktop Dungeons is an extremely addictive roguelike strategy game where each randomly generated dungeon is, essentially, a puzzle to be solved.

It is easy to pick up and play but there is also a great deal to learn and lots of game mechanics to master.

The short length of each dungeon run means that it is a great game to dip in and out of but you can also play for longer periods of time. There is a longer-term aspect to the game as you unlock new options such as races, classes, challenges and quests.

Different dungeons along with the various race and class choices provide new challenges and the player is often required to update or alter their strategic thinking in order to be successful. This keeps the game fresh and engaging.

Desktop Dungeons has a lot of different race and class combinations plus many different types of dungeons and challenges. There is a high level of replay value and it is a game that you could easily play for hundreds of hours.

I feel that it is a really well made game. The soundtrack, in particular, is excellent. There is also lots of replayability here. I feel that Desktop Dungeons offers excellent value for money and it is well worth picking up if you enjoy this style of game.


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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
293.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
A really great game with tons of replayability, you won't find a better value game. The game is humerous, can be tense, is highly strategic, turn based but can be played relatively quickly. One of my favorite games.
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