Legend of Dungeon is a randomly generated action RPG Beat'em'up with heavy Rogue-like elements, striking visuals, and dynamic music.
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Release Date: Sep 13, 2013

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“It's challenging to play, pretty to watch and heaps of fun...”
Joystiq

“Legend of Dungeon looks scrumptious”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“If nothing else, Legend of Dungeon is a master class in how to make the tried and true feel fresh again.”
Gamezebo

About This Game

As you journey deep into the dungeon, you will find weapons, items, and long forgotten magic.. ..if you're lucky, it might help you to fight off the droves of mysterious creatures you will encounter. There will be complete darkness to contend with, potions to quaff, secrets to discover, traps to avoid, hats to wear, and treasure that (if you make it out alive) will make you a legend.

Legend of Dungeon is a randomly generated action RPG Beat'em'up with heavy Rogue-like elements, striking visuals, and dynamic music.

Key Features


  • 26 Floors of Randomized Dungeon
  • Unlockable Classes!
  • Tameable Pets!
  • Tons of Items, Weapons and Magic!
  • Hats, hats, hats!
  • Free Range Boss Monsters with special item drops
  • Random encounter NPC’s to buy from and gamble with etc.
  • Real-Time Beat'em'up style combat
  • Up to 4 Player Cooperative Gameplay (same PC, multiple controllers)
  • Permadeath (with 2+ players, you become a ghost, and collect spirit orbs to resurrect)
  • Randomized Dynamic Music built from over 300 tracks!
  • VR Mode!
  • Full Controller support
  • Local and Online Score Board
  • Dynamically Shaded Pixel Art and Real-Time Shadows

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 10.10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or Radeon® HD4800 series, 512 MB of memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Mixed (10 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (1,329 reviews)
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Davey
447.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
Finally find the Star Hat and Fire Sword early on.
Get the random entity spawner magic book.
Use it to get to xp lvl 200, and a tonne of good potions.
One-shot all monsters like a boss.
Waltz to level 26 and grab the treasure.
Fall in lava and die.
Cry.

I love this game.
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sunshine
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
This game has little playability, and replayability is out of the question. It's boring, repetitive, and unfulfilling. It's just unentertaining.
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silo25
580.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
just great, its a good game, make the second with online play and it will be better!
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Crypt Warden
21.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
As a huge fan of rogue-likes, this is one game in the genre I tried hard to like and - ultimately - didn't. You start off in a tavern, with this odd field of view. Legend of Dungeon tries to be a 3D game, but when projectiles are coming toward you, it's hard to dodge them due to the fact you can't move the camera angle? Get ready to be blindsided alot in this game.

Overall, I thought it had a funny, mysterious air - with silly weapons involving cake, cats, and even lasers! However, with the clunky inventory management, there is yet another problem created by having too much unique content versus needing to improve the presentation of basic functions.

Speaking of content, there is a lot of depth to this game and many ways to challenge yourself. This game is designed with arcade players in mind. There are many floors with a wide variety of enemies, secrets, and traps to figure out. I like how there's not really a designated 'boss room' - an exciting feature that requires you to stay alert while playing.

In short, this game broke the mold in many ways, but I felt Legend of Dungeon created more of a cult following than an enjoyable experience. If you are willing to stare at the Legend of Dungeon wiki for awhile, or try the add-on - Legend of Dungeon Masters - you may find this game enjoyable. There's so many variables, you just can't go in blind on this title. It's more of a learning experience than a fun game. I can't recommend it.

Game was gifted from a friend a few years ago.
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Requiem0707
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 8
Ive put a few hours into this game. It makes for a solid if not excellent co-op experience. The mechanics are somewhat simple, but the mob variety is enough to keep it interesting. There's a lot of personality here.
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Tritanium's Malevolence
39.7 hrs
Posted: August 5
This game is great.
>Be me
>I was on dungeon level 5 or so.
>I was doing pretty awful with only 80hp left and no means of healing myself and just a cyclops and crowbar at my disposal.
>I come across a room with a open secret opening. It contains a minotaur and a few hundred kittens.
>Aw cute, kittens
>I decide to kill that minotaur by using my cyclops (because xp = hp) and save those innocent creatures.
>The cyclops gets too close to a fire and sets on fire
>He then proceeds to ignite the minotaur
>Simultaneously igniting every kitten
>mfw
>Every kitten begins to die and spawn a wraith of its own
>I hear the unearthly "BZZZZ" begin to ring in my ears
>uh oh
>Wraith's begin to swarm me as I try to escape the room
>I am too slow and die with about 50 wraith's surrounding me.
>R.I.P

10/10 Would die due to hundreds of kittens setting on fire again.
"Defiance's Toil killed a kitten"
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--ranXerox--
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 3
I love this game on the vive. After adjusting it to your height and room size, each dungeon layout, I can freely walk around viewing a dungeon miniaturized following the hero. Freely. So much fun.
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phmny
38.6 hrs
Posted: July 31
This game is great. I try to imagine i'm that dude from the second trailer. I grab all the beer in the tavern at the beginning of each run. Then walk outside and chug all 6 beers one right after the next. If I survive the first couple of monsters drunk I know that dude is tough enough to keep playing.

My second playthrough found me looking like a heroine addict busting out of the girls room with purple hair and a mini skirt. By the end of that run I was wearing a skull mask, balancing a plasma ball on top of my head, and shooting green skulls at a couple of vampires who were shooting spirit bats back at me. This game is fun and addicting.
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Anal Mist
3.9 hrs
Posted: July 31
Pros:

*Never same dungeon twice!

*Maps are dyamic. Walls move. Things spawn after you enter the room. There are traps, and all sorts of other things that make the dungeon seeem alive,

*Good game play. Controller support is verry well done!

Cons:

* You dont already own it!
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Toyking10
4.5 hrs
Posted: July 29
Amazing VR experience. I owned the game before the VR support and it was a great game then and now it's the best VR experience I've ever had just because of how natural it feels and how amazing the game is on top of that. Amazing game, fantastic VR support, buy it!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
As a huge fan of rogue-likes, this is one game in the genre I tried hard to like and - ultimately - didn't. You start off in a tavern, with this odd field of view. Legend of Dungeon tries to be a 3D game, but when projectiles are coming toward you, it's hard to dodge them due to the fact you can't move the camera angle? Get ready to be blindsided alot in this game.

Overall, I thought it had a funny, mysterious air - with silly weapons involving cake, cats, and even lasers! However, with the clunky inventory management, there is yet another problem created by having too much unique content versus needing to improve the presentation of basic functions.

Speaking of content, there is a lot of depth to this game and many ways to challenge yourself. This game is designed with arcade players in mind. There are many floors with a wide variety of enemies, secrets, and traps to figure out. I like how there's not really a designated 'boss room' - an exciting feature that requires you to stay alert while playing.

In short, this game broke the mold in many ways, but I felt Legend of Dungeon created more of a cult following than an enjoyable experience. If you are willing to stare at the Legend of Dungeon wiki for awhile, or try the add-on - Legend of Dungeon Masters - you may find this game enjoyable. There's so many variables, you just can't go in blind on this title. It's more of a learning experience than a fun game. I can't recommend it.

Game was gifted from a friend a few years ago.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I love this game on the vive. After adjusting it to your height and room size, each dungeon layout, I can freely walk around viewing a dungeon miniaturized following the hero. Freely. So much fun.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Ive put a few hours into this game. It makes for a solid if not excellent co-op experience. The mechanics are somewhat simple, but the mob variety is enough to keep it interesting. There's a lot of personality here.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game is great.
>Be me
>I was on dungeon level 5 or so.
>I was doing pretty awful with only 80hp left and no means of healing myself and just a cyclops and crowbar at my disposal.
>I come across a room with a open secret opening. It contains a minotaur and a few hundred kittens.
>Aw cute, kittens
>I decide to kill that minotaur by using my cyclops (because xp = hp) and save those innocent creatures.
>The cyclops gets too close to a fire and sets on fire
>He then proceeds to ignite the minotaur
>Simultaneously igniting every kitten
>mfw
>Every kitten begins to die and spawn a wraith of its own
>I hear the unearthly "BZZZZ" begin to ring in my ears
>uh oh
>Wraith's begin to swarm me as I try to escape the room
>I am too slow and die with about 50 wraith's surrounding me.
>R.I.P

10/10 Would die due to hundreds of kittens setting on fire again.
"Defiance's Toil killed a kitten"
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
221 of 246 people (90%) found this review helpful
220 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2015
I used to think this was a bad game before the update

Then I found a bear
Then I tamed him
He mauled a necromancer
The necromancer dropped a spell
The spell summoned anything
My bear killed anything
The spell summoned death
We defeated Death
Death joined the party
I ate some apples
The spell summoned more everything
More killing everything
I was level 18 on the 2nd floor
The spell summoned a massive demonic skull
I died in two seconds

gg
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117 of 139 people (84%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
Recommended
538.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2013
I made this, so... maybe I'm a little biased? But its good times guys.
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63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
It's a rogue indie game, but it's not another rogue indie game. Legend of Dungeon is an addictive romp on classic dungeon crawlers. The graphics in this mix 8- bit characters, modern day textures, and AMAZING lighting that work so well together you'll find yourself just stopping to appreciate it time and again.
The story is simple, you are generic adventurer A in search of treasure, and go searching a dungeon. You make your way down gaining exp as you desecend by killing monsters. The farther you go down the stronger the enimies, with it all being random each playthrough.

Items give the game a good idea of how seriously you should take the game. Hats are the armour for the game. Different hats giving different stats. They can vary from a miners hat that lights up an area, to a cat helmet, to a literal cat sitting on your head and so much more. Weapons vary from all shapes and sizes. You can be very lucky with weapons, or just get nothing. I've had playthroughs where on the 5th floor obtained a Scythe that did +199 damage, and enimies were mearly targets, until a giant minatour appeared from a trap door and tossed me to the side. The only way to heal yourself is by eating apples, or finding a health potion, but potions are random depending on their color. An Aqua potion could be a health potion one game, and make you vomit the next game.
In the end Legend of Dungeon will always have me trying again to see if I can make it to the bottom of the dungeon. It's simple and easy on the eyes, but provides a challenge if the playthough allows it. It's a great time consumer and is definetly worth the buy.
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59 of 71 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
When I started playing this, I thought that the controls were too simple to make an interesting game. There’s only movement, a jump button, an action button, and a simple inventory system.

But it turns out that there’s such a variety of interesting items to use, that it’s not a simple game at all. You’ve got melee weapons, guns, spell books that can summon monsters, different hats to equip for different abilities, potions with random effects, light sources, item magnets, cats which shoot lasers from their eyes, unicorn shaped shields, and other stuff. And there’s also a massive variety of enemies, which will require different strategies to defeat or avoid.

There’s a lot of interesting ways that the entities in the game can interact with each other. For example: I summon a bunch of skeletons to defeat my foes, one of the skeletons touches a torch and is set on fire, the fire spreads to the other skeletons and eventually to me, and I burn to death.

I should also mention that the lighting effects in Legend of Dungeon are amazing, especially in the dark rooms where you need to carry a light source with you. The game is best played in a dark room, for maximum atmosphere. I found the controls quite hard to master on a keyboard, but they work very well with a controller.

Also, the shield is overpowered.
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100 of 136 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
If you havn't completed this game then shouldn't be writing a review for this game as alot of the reviews people have written are stating incorrect facts.
"You can only move and do one type of sword attack" wrong you can do charged attacks, shoot guns, bows&arrows, cats with laser beam eyes etc.
"You can only use items such as apples to refill your health" apart from the 30hp and 100hp heal potions ?
"Your appearance is randomized every once in a while" you can change your appearance at any time in the tavern even going back to the beginning to do so. Gear also changes your appearance.
"The combat engine is: attack button." you can move and jump to dodge attacks, cast spells(alot of spells including enchanted weapons shooting skulls from being able to summon allied monsters or every item in the game meaning boxes with apples and snakes inside to powerful weapons and enemy monsters), ranged attacks (rocket launchers, muskets, lasers),

Its a great game and the only downfall of this dungeon crawler is that it isnt online multiplayer.
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59 of 73 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Legend of Dungeon has no story whatsoever. You are simply an adventurer (or four adventurers, if you have three friends who are willing to crowd around your computer screen) attempting to reach the 26th floor of the dungeon to find and retrieve the legendary treasure there. The controls are configurable, and gamepads are supported, so a session full of yelling at three friends to give you that new helmet can be yours if you've got the hardware for it. There aren't many buttons required for each player, but I don't relish the idea of putting more than two people on the same keyboard; a gamepad just feels more natural for this game. Still, as long as one player remains alive, anyone who dies has the chance to avoid the aforementioned permadeath by collecting orbs that will bring them back to life, and that's the kind of perk that makes a little keyboard crowding feel like less of a hassle.

Whether you're playing alone or with friends, randomness is the main characteristic of Legend of Dungeon. The levels are randomly-generated, as are the enemies you find there and the items you pick up along the way. In fact, although you find a rainbow's worth of potions as you progress, even those are randomized at the start of each playthrough. In one play, the inky black potion may put you to sleep, but in another, it may heal 100 HP. The game never tells you what a potion does, even if you've already tried one of that color during the current game, but the developers have hinted that this may change in a future patch.

How you feel about this chaos will almost entirely determine your overall reaction to the game. I've played it quite a few times now, and I've never reached the end, but the intrigue of what items may appear next time brings me back. Will I get a machine gun? A top hat that spews smoke like a chimney? A miner's helmet with a light for dark rooms? Or maybe something else that I've never seen before? There's no way to know, and the creativity the developers put into the items makes it fun to find out each time. Of course, the flip side is that when you don't know what you'll get, every time you play can begin to feel the same and you may feel that there's more luck involved in your success than skill.

The game's visual presentation is another element that could strike some gamers differently than others. It's an intentionally pixelated style, similar to that seen in Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery. There's no denying that it is a frequently-used style these days, and that turns some gamers off, but I think it's done well here. Legend of Dungeon's environments and enemies are all clearly defined, and the particle effects fit well with the game's overall look.

Light can play a big factor in your survival, so it's fortunate that plenty of attention was focused into creating a lighting engine that works well. Some rooms are pitch black and, unless you've found an item that provides more light, you must inch forward and watch for any hint of a monster coming near your tiny pool of visibility. And even if you have your own light, is it a helmet, or is it something you'll have to carry in your hands instead of a weapon? Is that worth the risk?

The sounds of enemies play a similar role in your survival, particularly in those dark rooms. Each type makes a distinct noise when they notice you and come to attack, and you quickly begin to recognize common foes. This helps not just in dark rooms, but in knowing how to time your attacks in any room where you're facing a number of enemies. There is no voice acting and only occasional, but perfectly serviceable, music. This might be a negative in some games, but in this one the crucial need to hear the monsters makes the lack of constant music a good thing.

Legend of Dungeon is fun to play, but it's a game that you're unlikely to actually finish without trying a great number of times. And since you can't save your game, each attempt is a fresh start. The question is whether you'll continue to enjoy the game's randomness long enough to attempt it that many times. As for me, it's the kind of game I find myself thinking about when I'm not playing it; making plans for the next round; trying to decide what I could do better and how to progress farther. I'd rate that as a pretty good indicator of success for any game.

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