Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out...
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Release Date: Oct 27, 2014

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April 26

Patch [1.1.5]



Hey guys,

Thank you all for the various reports. We're sorry it took a little bit longer than expected to release these fixes, but here they are!


Release Notes [1.1.5]
  • Fixed an issue with the Cryo Capsule activation that would note generate a hero
  • Fixed an exploit with duplicated items that could be sold infinitely - link
  • Fixed an issue with the "Continue" button greyed out in the main menu - link
  • Fixed an issue with heroes not operating nor catching items in small rooms - link
  • Fixed an issue with disconnections in Multiplayer mode: in case of a disconnection, players can now save & quit, reload the game, and claim back their heroes - link
  • Players leaving a multiplayer game now automatically give their heroes to the host

Enjoy,
~The Amplitude team

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March 11

DotE on Xbox One & iPad




Hey everyone,

We just wanted to share some quick news regarding the two ports of DotE: on iPad and Xbox One! We are super excited to announce that the game is coming to Xbox Live on March 16 and to celebrate this, the game is FREE on the App Store until March14 if you own an iPad!


DotE is coming to Xbox One
The game will be available on March 16 at $9.99 / £7,99 / €9,99, and will include the base PC version (that also means it's coming with the Multiplayer mode!), but also the Bookworm and Deep Freeze add-ons.

We've redesigned the interface and controls for a great console experience and we are hoping you'll enjoy it!


Free on iPad
Until March 14, the game is FREE on the App Store if you own an iPad! Grab it here:




Cheers,
~Amplitude

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Reviews

“There’s nothing to rank alongside it. Influences and borrowings be damned – it stands alone and is as brilliantly designed, challenging and cunning a package of ideas and aesthetic choices as anything I’ve seen this year.”
Wot I Think – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of its pixels: no individual element of Dungeon of the Endless is especially complicated, but together they form a fiendish and unforgiving challenge. If you’re willing to take that on then it makes it more than worthwhile, borrowing from several genres to create something that feels unique - as well as bursting with personality and smart choices.”
8.1/10 – IGN

“From its setting to its design and aesthetic, Dungeon of the Endless feels like a game built for me. It’s tough and unforgiving, but it’s also fair. Despite all the deaths I spent climbing through the dungeon’s floors, I slowly mastered the game. That’s a testament to the roguelike genre, and it’s why I like tangling with it so much.”
4.5/5 – Game Revolution

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Dungeon of the Endless "Bookworm" Add-on

  • Adds “The Library” spaceship that unlocks a new mode for the game.
  • Adds Josh ‘Ntello to the hero cast of the game.

Official Digital Soundtrack

  • All Dungeon of the Endless tracks created by FlybyNo in mp3 format.

”Dungeon of the Endless” Amplitude Badge

  • Adds a unique badge to your Amplitude account.
  • Adds 200 G2G to the value of your votes on our website.

About This Game


A few hundred condemned criminals were being shipped to the Auriga system on board the prison hulk “Success”. While this was presented as a chance to earn back their place in society by working hard for the common good, they understood that in fact they would be slave labour, sent to colonize an unexplored planet. All they knew about Auriga Prime was what the probes told them: it had water, temperate zones, plant life, and plenty of metals in the crust.


In fact, the planet Auriga once hosted a major settlement of the galaxy-travelling ancestors known as the Endless. In addition, the planet was still orbited by a functioning (and well cloaked) defensive system, which sprang eagerly to life upon the arrival of the Success. Within a few minutes, the ship was nothing but a few large chunks of metal falling toward the planet.


Every set of holding cells also functioned as an escape pod, so the ship let itself disintegrate and the surviving prisoners fell bruised but (temporarily) alive and (momentarily) safe to the planet below. Safe, that is, until they realized that they had crashed through some sort of facility of the Endless, down to a sub-basement so deep and ancient it might as well be called a dungeon…

Gather A Team.

  • Form a team of heroes, each with their own strengths (and psychoses)
  • Equip them, deploy them, and earn powerful abilities
  • Manage the balance between ex-prison inmates and guards
  • Experience four player coop and watch your back

Build Your Defenses.

  • Use the Dust you gather to power the rooms
  • Use scarce resources to help your team survive
  • Build minor and major modules to hold off waves of monsters
  • Decode Endless ruins to discover life-saving technologies

Open the Door.

  • Each door is a danger; prepare yourself and your team for anything
  • Explore and discover an infinity of levels and layouts
  • Carry your crystal through waves of monsters to the exit of each level
  • Fight your way to the surface to discover the truth about Auriga

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2600, NVidia GeForce 9400 or equivalent
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Recommended:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 4670, NVidia GeForce GT 330 or equivalent
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
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Omega
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
i enjoyed all of it
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chazz0715
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 23
Fun game to play once every 6 months.
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artofinca
59.5 hrs
Posted: August 22
I like the "Endless" games, good stuff!
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Cosmic
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 22
Single player if your into this style is worth its price but the game isn't worth to have felt I needed to post a review.

I will give it a thumbs down as it lists Co-op / mutiplayer but it suffers from poor code. Only the 1st time was I able to have a game with two other friends. We could get into the lobby but after everyone selected ready the game fell apart with who ever hosted left ingame. Maybe it works with just two payers then 3?
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Guillaume
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
Terrible game. Tutorial is by far the worst I have ever seen - it doesn't teach you anything. Don't waste time on this one.
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In Loving Memory of Harambe <3
11.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
Spelunky and FTL had a baby!
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hobueesel
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
It's a great game, basically FTL making love to tower defence. The FTL vibe is strong but the tower defence part is not a very important aspect of the gameplay sadly, (I run through to level 12 with basically building just a couple of defence towers). It's worth the FTL price but would probably not pay the full price. Graphics are too hipster and confusing for my personal taste, they fit well with games likw Crawl but in this game it just works to confuse you. Excellent copy, i've pretty much read through the descriptions of all items, has not happened since south park & the stick of truth.
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Bomoo
12.9 hrs
Posted: August 17
Horrible, unbalanced, irredeemably broken, counter-intuitive game design that doesn't work. Yes it's "unique," but so is a bicycle with cubes instead of wheels. Does that mean it works as a game? No it does not, contrary to what the ♥♥♥♥-eating lowlifes at charlatan blogs like RPS might tell you.

I was initially drawn to this game because of its intriguing promise of a tower defense dungeon crawler. "How the heck would that work?" I asked myself. DoTE's answer was: "lol it doesn't, but thanks for the money." What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is your classic Emperor's New Clothes situation. 90% positive reviews, naturally, because none of the brain surgeons writing reviews for this abomination wants to be the first to ask why the Emperor's strolling around in the nude. The RPS monkey ♥♥♥♥ers gave it a rave review based on ten minutes of cretinous button mashing at a trade show so it can't be bad! If your first instinct is to dismiss this as a cracked design due to its many fatal flaws immediately apparent to even the most casual connoisseur of game design, allow me to say you would be perfectly right in saying so.

What's wrong with it, you may ask? Where do I begin? It's a mix of real time and turn based which may strike you as totally counter-intuitive at first. Oh, and you can pause. So... why is there an RTS component again? Presumably the developers didn't have the imagination to create a turn-based TD game and instead forced RTS onto it because of the conventional wisdom that all TD MUST be in real time. Just like all shooters must be in first person, herp derp.

But I'm getting away from the point. This isn't necessarily a fatal flaw in the design, even if it is incredibly clumsy. The fatal flaw is introduced in the interaction between the game's janky real time combat and the permadeath system. As you might expect from a game advertising itself as a "roguelike dungeon crawl" this game has permadeath, which is fine. The problem is in how easily your characters (in whom you're compelled to sink huge amounts of resources. Did I not talk about that? There's no XP. Of course there isn't! Instead you have to spend the Food resource to level your characters. Because every game has to have that FIDS resource system crammed into its design.) die with ZERO warning. You can look away for a split second to build some towers or some ♥♥♥♥ and one of your characters will be dead when you focus on them again. Great game design. They aren't incapacitated or require reviving or anything, they are immediately DEAD when their hp goes down to 0, effectively ending your run. Contrast with the clever character permadeath system from something like Darkest Dungeon.

I could go on with other similarly horrid examples, but I'll spare you. Broken, non-functional, non-viable, vomit-inducing game that should've been aborted in the prototype stage, but instead astonishingly made it to release. I keep trying to find some good in it but come up empty handed at each attempt. And finally, the lazy hipster pixel graphics as the icing on this particular ♥♥♥♥ cake. Last time I give this studio any money, and I've already given them plenty.
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Jeff JN
32.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
Really great game!
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cG.vahnn
51.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
A unique combination of roguelite, dungeon-crawler, and tower defense. Definitely worth a look. I love the graphics, and the music even more. If you own Endless Space and/or Endless Legend (Amplitude's other games), then it's worth it to buy the upgraded editions, as there's some unique content available by owning those other games. If you buy the upgraded editions of those games, you'll get added content for buying Dungeon of the Endless! None of it's essential, but some of it's fun.

I've played over 50 hours of the game and have unlocked all but 1 character, and only half of the pods (the 'ship' you start in--various pods alter the starting conditions and change the rules throughout the course of the game). There's plenty of content, and the formula works well enough to provide hours of gameplay. For some real fun and chaos, just add friends! You can't pause in multiplayer, and with 4 players, everyone controls their own character, making coordination vital and extremely fun, especially if you can get some voice chat going (which is easy now that steam's voice chat is pretty damn good these days.)

*One thing to be aware of: You do not directly control the actions of your characters, nor do you directly engage in combat! You click to open doors, interact with NPCs and objects, and move from room to room. The characters will automatically attack enemies based on certain priorities. You can activate your abilities on command, but that's it. When I bought it, I thought you controlled your characters like in Diablo or League of Legends or Dota, but that isn't the case and I was majorly turned off. But I quickly discovered that the more hands-off control lend itself very well to this game and quickly picked up on it and started having a blast!

9.5/10, would recommend. I subtracted .5 only because there are a couple minor annoyances regarding controls: I wish you could assign all your heroes' abilities each their own keybind. As it is, you have to select that hero and then press a key (or click an icon) to activate the ability. It's fine in singleplayer when you can pause it, but in MP when you're controller 2-3 heroes at once, it can be a pain in real-time.

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I want to say two things about this game:

1. It's genuine. Great gameplay ideas mixed with its simple story and a distinctive visual style make it one of a kind. I didn't realize it's actually tower defense until someone reminded me.

2. It's perfect. Seriously, I can't think of any flaw. Every element of the game makes it more addictive.

To me it's a discovery of a year :)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Before buying this game, keep in mind that, unlike what you might think from the description, this is not a very complex rogue-like. While there are elements of tower defense, resource management, and levelled characters, there is little learning curve, meaningful decisions, or stat mongering in the game.

In short, it's much closer to a mobile game for PC than it is to NetHack. Which is absolutely fine, just something to keep in mind before purchasing.

POSITIVES:
- Immediately accessible from the first level
- Meaningful replayability via different starting conditions and Endless Mode
- Enjoyable world characterization
- Crisp assembly
- Fun

SOMEWHAT NEGATIVES:
- Fairly easy. I beat the hardest starting difficulty in three tries, and each scenario in one or two
- RPG elements are a little dull
- Individual levels often end anti-climatically
- Exploration lacks variety
- No voice acting

BOTTOME LINE:
This is a great little game that's perfect for killing idle hours. If the description intrigues you, it delivers. (But just don't expect a game of great depth.)

A sequal would be fantastic.
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PLEASE NOTE BEFORE PLAYING:
This game comes with a free DLC that adds four Team Fortress characters to the game. This is pretty fun when you're used to the game, but it ruins the atmosphere to run across a Heavy or Pyro during your first couple playthroughs. I'd reccommend unchecking the DLC box on the game's page in your library before launching, and turning it on after a couple hours to see if you like it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
you know the game isnt ♥♥♥♥ing around when 'easy' difficulty has mobs that take 50% of your hp in one hit

also terrorist bomber asuka x smokewaifu
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Great casual game with high replayability.
Dark-techno and heroic setting.
10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Compelling and difficult strategy game.
My win record is 2 wins, 40 losses.

strengths:
+The high difficulty requires many playthroughs, lucky RNG, learning tricks and best practices.
+Hard to stop playing.
+Easy to learn game systems.
+Several variants for variety: empowered heroes, faster monsters, weaker heroes, infinite dungeon.
+Appropriate-length story and hero bios.
+Elevator!
+ui: moving camera + selecting rooms via minimap

weaknesses:
-ui: difficulty moving inventory items between slots.
-ui: closing (multiple) windows
-very easy mode: too long + boring.
-limited depth. After exploring it all, the game loses appeal.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Fun, addicting, and challenging. So many genres are blended together here, strategy, rpg, tower defense, and roguelike are the main ones. Hoping they make a sequel to this because unfortunately there isn't much content other than unlockable characters. Still, I find myself coming back to it every now and then.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Super difficult, super beautiful, amazing co-op game. Requires a lot of communication and planning but is a very unique and thoughtful game. Definitely underrated!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
The matches in this take at least 3 hours, so be prepared before starting one.
This game is really hard to learn how to play, and it punishes you for lacking experience at it.
The difficult settings "too easy" and "easy" just add more into the fact that it is mocking you at your fail attempts.

This game is ♥♥♥♥ing awesome.
Its hard, but once you get it it starts to get really challenging.
Playing with more friends is kinda necessary, since its ♥♥♥♥ing hard to do it all by yourself.
DAT SOUNDTRACK SON! Oh man, that elevator song. UN UN UN - UN UN UNUNUN
Its roge like, its challenging just right, and its fun. Might take you a while to escape the 'its ♥♥♥♥ing impossible' part to the 'its really fun' part tho.
The DLC add little content to the game, so you don't need it, but if you turn to really like this, then it will pay off.

If you are reading this review during a sale, stop wasting your time reading and start wasting your time playing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
A unique combination of roguelite, dungeon-crawler, and tower defense. Definitely worth a look. I love the graphics, and the music even more. If you own Endless Space and/or Endless Legend (Amplitude's other games), then it's worth it to buy the upgraded editions, as there's some unique content available by owning those other games. If you buy the upgraded editions of those games, you'll get added content for buying Dungeon of the Endless! None of it's essential, but some of it's fun.

I've played over 50 hours of the game and have unlocked all but 1 character, and only half of the pods (the 'ship' you start in--various pods alter the starting conditions and change the rules throughout the course of the game). There's plenty of content, and the formula works well enough to provide hours of gameplay. For some real fun and chaos, just add friends! You can't pause in multiplayer, and with 4 players, everyone controls their own character, making coordination vital and extremely fun, especially if you can get some voice chat going (which is easy now that steam's voice chat is pretty damn good these days.)

*One thing to be aware of: You do not directly control the actions of your characters, nor do you directly engage in combat! You click to open doors, interact with NPCs and objects, and move from room to room. The characters will automatically attack enemies based on certain priorities. You can activate your abilities on command, but that's it. When I bought it, I thought you controlled your characters like in Diablo or League of Legends or Dota, but that isn't the case and I was majorly turned off. But I quickly discovered that the more hands-off control lend itself very well to this game and quickly picked up on it and started having a blast!

9.5/10, would recommend. I subtracted .5 only because there are a couple minor annoyances regarding controls: I wish you could assign all your heroes' abilities each their own keybind. As it is, you have to select that hero and then press a key (or click an icon) to activate the ability. It's fine in singleplayer when you can pause it, but in MP when you're controller 2-3 heroes at once, it can be a pain in real-time.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Dungeon of the Endless is a fun, hero based tower defense game. Each character has a distinctive look and entertaining backstory, the pixel art is great, the soundtrack is memorable, and the in-game lore is intriguing. Very fun to play with friends, as it removes the need to pause the game and order all the characters around. The only downside to multiplayer is that it removes character dialogue, which is often humorous and/or reveals more about the situation. If they were able to fix that, this would probably be one of my favorite games on Steam.

If you're looking for a good tower defense game, this is a great choice. With procedural generation and a big cast of characters, it takes a while for it to become boring. Definitely a go to game for my group of friends.
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