Delver is a first person action roguelike dungeon crawl with crunchy pixels. Take the role of an adventurer that tries their fate in the dark dungeons (and probably dies horribly). Fight monsters, grab loot, hoard potions, and level up!
User reviews:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (24 reviews) - 79% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,641 reviews) - 86% of the 1,641 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 6, 2013

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

“Delver is in an unfinished beta state at the moment and has it's share of bugs and rough edges that need filed down, but it's very playable. Help us guide the direction of the game with your early access help and feedback.”
Read more

Buy Delver - Beta

 
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

Steam Greenlight


This game was picked with help from the Steam Community. To vote for other games you’d like to
see made available on Steam, please visit Steam Greenlight.

About This Game

Delver is a first person action roguelike dungeon crawl with crunchy pixels.

Take the role of an adventurer that tries their fate in the dark dungeons (and probably dies horribly). Fight monsters, grab loot, hoard potions, and level up!
Quest for the Yithidian orb at the darkest depths of the dungeon and attempt to bring it back to the surface - getting to it may be the easy part.
Levels are randomly generated in each playthrough so you'll never know quite what's around the corner.

Delver is in an unfinished beta state at the moment and has it's share of bugs and rough edges that need filed down, but it's very playable even in this unfinished state. Help us guide the direction of the game with your early access help and feedback. Our future plans are to revamp all of the art and sound, increase the depth of the RPG system, add special events and minibosses to the random dungeon generator, implement full gamepad support, and add a ton of new content. Help make Delver the best game it can be!

Key Features

  • Fast paced action rpg gameplay
  • Permadeath - once you're dead, you're dead
  • Randomized levels - never the same game twice
  • Loot hoarding
  • Chunky pixels!
  • Modding support - the desktop version lets you make and share your own monsters, items, and texture packs
  • Level editor included!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Dual core processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Mostly Positive (24 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,641 reviews)
Recently Posted
icu812ruok
11.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
Delver, it's what I play on my coffee breaks. Gameplay is fast paced. Graphics are beautiful and retro. Music is soothing and well done. Permadeath keeps you on edge. Traps.. be aware of traps! I think it's a great game for what it is, but if you're looking for deep storyline, this might not be the game for you. Delver has replay value and that is the main reason I bought it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ltm1900
0.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
Nuh. Can't even save the game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
zoppi
9.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
Its a good game but its dead...
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ReallyMadHobo
4.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
Let me tell you a story

I killed the boss and few seconds later I got stuck in a pipe

Played again got stuck in the floor

Played again got killed right at the end

Played it one last time and I won.... it took me so long and the ending is just a screen saying that you escaped, no achievement, no reward, no cut sense nothing..

The idea is fun but the game it self sucks.

3/10
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Swiftstripe
7.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19
This game made it a habit of teleporting me toa spot i litterally could not escape from every third run. not cool game. not cool.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
CorruptedSoul
3.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
I am having some trouble with inconsistant mouse sensitivity and "lag". I'm not sure if it's just my cpu or maybe the game being a little "buggy", but I've had fun with the game so far none the less. I do have a few suggestions that I feel would be benifical to the game. For starters, the framerate and mouse sensitivity issue ( if it IS a common problem ). I'd love for the game to pause while I'm sorting my inventory. Too many times I've been attacked while trying to equip a potion. @-@ Lastly, I'd love to see a little more detail in the descriptions of items/character stats. I really like the game so far even with it being in early access, which says a lot. :) I fun dungeon (Fungeon) crawler with SAVES! No longer do rouge like games have to be 1 run at a time. ;w;
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Lord Kaio
1.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
While the game seems interesting as a minecraft looking roguelike dungeon crawler, the gameplay just isn't there. Combat is simplistic, the dungeons are relatively boring and fairly linear (with side paths branching to dead ends), and overall it just feels very repetitious with no payoff. Add to that a lack of most options (Just resume and quit from the escape menu in game) and a major lack of updates and you get an unfinished game that doesn't look to be ever completed. To put it in perspective, this game has been around since 2013 with the last update coming almost a year ago and is still labeled as a beta in early access. Much larger (and better) games have joined and left early access than this and it's a shame since I could imagine this game fleshing out into something akin to fun. Unless this game gets a much needed update/expansion/revision, save your money and get something like Legend of Grimrock.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
17erasoap
1.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
cave
Helpful? Yes No Funny
24swood
10.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
good game feels nice and has good player controls and dosent feel stif
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Firephox789
4.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
This game is fun. Simple but exciting. Hasn't been updated recently :(
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
A lot of negative reviews saying the game is abandoned. It's not true, the dev often posts updates on twitter (@joshuaskelly).
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Please ignore the negative comments regarding the game being abandoned. Visit the developers website and click Development Log, it will show that he is actively working on the game and has released a number of videos on his progress. -last dated July 24th 2016

Even in its current state, this game is extremely playable and a fun adventure. Although there are a couple of features which do need improving in future releases such as:
- quests
- bosses
- town portals to buy and sell items. (There is an npc on level 3 or 4 but it would be good to revisit the town again :-) )
- Jumping, although not required for the current auto-generated map design, I think it would improve the maps a little, enabling you to jump over traps.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
I play only for a few hrs. but it was a lot of fun. I even bought the Sphax Texturepack. I'd definitely buy it again!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
While the game seems interesting as a minecraft looking roguelike dungeon crawler, the gameplay just isn't there. Combat is simplistic, the dungeons are relatively boring and fairly linear (with side paths branching to dead ends), and overall it just feels very repetitious with no payoff. Add to that a lack of most options (Just resume and quit from the escape menu in game) and a major lack of updates and you get an unfinished game that doesn't look to be ever completed. To put it in perspective, this game has been around since 2013 with the last update coming almost a year ago and is still labeled as a beta in early access. Much larger (and better) games have joined and left early access than this and it's a shame since I could imagine this game fleshing out into something akin to fun. Unless this game gets a much needed update/expansion/revision, save your money and get something like Legend of Grimrock.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
159 of 178 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27, 2014
This is a review for the build up to this point. I will write something more comprehensive when it's at release. This game has an absolutely fantastic shell for a great game. The gameplay feels wonderful, the textures and visuals are top notch, the simplistic yet addictive item/loot/stats systems all work. The random generation of worlds is passable (although still could about ten times as many prefab chunks.

HOWEVER.

It's extremely light on content. I don't know if that's because they are leaving that to last, however i blew though this game in 18 minutes. And I did not rush. I did die about 20 times before I finished it, so my total playtime is a few hours. That is still absolutely horrible compared to ANY other game of this type out there. Even very cheaply made games like rouge shooter have 100 times more content than this game. It needs more levels. Bigger levels. More items, more scaling. Etc.

It's like a demo version of a game. And I am kind of scared that they are just going to tweak systems until release, instead of releasing actual game length.

The game needs to be streatched across a wider canvas, make the drops scale very slowly upwards, make the levels huge with multi areas leading to the floor down, so we can explore sprawling levels if we wish, instead of these tinny little dungeons. Right now, because this game has the core mechanics of a 10/10 indie game. I am going to recommend this game. However if the content is the same as it is now, at release. Then I'll be changing my recommendation.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
84 of 94 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 10, 2013
This game is amazing. Been playing it since it was in it's Alpha stages and was free and since then this game has improved A TON. Every run is randomly generated and you never know what you're going to find or have to go up against. Every level you go gets harder and harder and if you don't have very good gear or arnt leveled up alot, then you're not going to last very long (Especially on the trip back.) The replayability of this game is great too. It hasnt gotten old and I have yet to beat it. (The trip back is extremely hard if you don't have alot of HP pots, Good wands and really good armor.) I give it a 9/10. Definitely worth my $8.

PS: This game is still in beta, but the Devs seem to have some great ideas coming up like shops, more levels, classes and other things. So if you're worried about content, stop worrying. There's alot more to come and this game has a ton of potential.

EDIT: (11/30/2014) The game is still being updated and is still improving drastically. With the addition of 2 hand slots and destructable boxes along with a ton of new room layouts (Namely the caves, they've been completely re-done to look 100 times better.) Everything i've said before still stands and i'd still reccomend getting this. It's a great buy!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
77 of 89 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
106.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 11, 2013
EDIT Jul 21, 2016: The developers are still working on the game, it hasn't been abandoned as many users fear. You can follow @joshuaskelly on Twitter for more frequent mini-updates about the progress of the game.

Delver is a fun roguelike with a lot of potential. Still has some kinks and bugs that need ironing out, some balancing issues, et cetera, but it's Early Access for a reason, so you shouldn't let that deter you much. The game also comes with the easy-to-use editor to make your own areas/levels for the creative types. You should definitely give this game a try if you're into roguelikes.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
73 of 93 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
AMAZING GAME, AMAZING POTENTIAL

Although, game has been out for 2.5 years and is still in Early Access, just wait until it gets updated or updated frequently.

It's perfectly fine now, but i think this is all the content we're gonna get atleast for a couple months.
It's been well over half a year since the last update.

btw not much has changed over that 2.5 years of development.

Some FPS Roguelikes for you instead:
Ziggurat
Tower Of Guns
Heavy Bullets
Barony
One More Dungeon
Black Ice
Eldritch
Bunker Punks
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
64 of 80 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
The game is great, it's a funny dungeon crawler. You can explore much in the automatic generated enviroments and get deeper and deeper.
Also the gameplay is nice, it feels accurate to walk through the dungeon.
The sounds are a bit awful, I hope there are coming new and more sounds. Also the music is a bit boring.

Now the bad and worst part: the game is abandonned, you buy here an early access title which is no longer beeing developed. So this unfinished version is the final version as it seems. It almost a year since the last update and it looks like there wont come anything more.

RIP Delver
Really horrible how a very nice and promising game can be sentenced to death by it's developer.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
47 of 58 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 29, 2013
Amazing mix of a 2D Dungeon RPG (think Link to the Past for SNES) and Doom. The game starts you with a random inventory (one weapon, one food, one magic item, and some gold) and you can talk to a few NPCs to hear about the dangerous dungeon ahead. You head inside and explore the dungeon killing enemies and collecting progressively better loot until eventually, you die. When you respawn, thinking that all hope is lost, you realize that your gold from your previous life is still with you. You also realize, going into the dungeon, that it's different each time. The Camp where the npcs live in the beginning has many shops and the dungeon is endless and randomly generated. You can collect and save your gold to buy better loot in the town or just find as much as you can before you're killed in the dungeon. No matter how you play, delver is a great, addictive, cheap and fun retro dungeon-adventure game that everyone should play
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OTHER REASONS TO BUY

Epic Pixel Graphics
Level Editor
Still in Beta (so much more to come)
its CHEAP (4 dollars when i bought it, normally 8)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
EVERYONE TRY DELVER!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny