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: Very Positive (1,260 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 6, 2013

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“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.”
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"More polished than many finished games, this early access gem is a first person dungeon crawl with all the chunky pixels you can eat. One more run pls!"

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June 20

Update #10 - Something odd is happening...

It's Delver update time again, and this one is a good tease for things yet to come. You might find a few new places on your way to find the Orb, and the caverns are starting to shift and change as we expand our random level generation from the last update to them as well.

To finish things off, there's also the inclusion of some new music from our friend Derris-Kharlan to accompany you on your way back to the surface, if you happen to survive long enough to enjoy it. He's done more great work, and we're super proud to have it in game!

Features

  • Fully procedurally generated cave rooms.
  • Dungeon generator knows how to make ramps now.
  • Updated dungeon generator with some more placeable prefabs.
  • New chase music tracks.
  • Transitional shop area added between the dungeon and cave areas.
  • Strange, it's starting to get cold down there...

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April 25

Update #9 - So Random!

It's time for another Delver update, and this is a fun one!

Our dungeon generation so far has worked by piecing together hand built level chunks, which has gotten us a long way and let us make spaces that are fun to explore. That also means that you may see the same areas repeat themselves between playthroughs which can be not so fun over time.

This update includes our work making a full procedural dungeon generator. This system lets the game create rooms from scratch when you play instead of relying on us to hand build everything.

This means we can let the game make spaces to explore, but still let us mix in our hand built pieces to make really unique places - the best of both worlds!

We built the rules to create these new dungeon rooms, but what comes out of the other side can still be truly exciting. Take some screenshots when you see an interesting place, because you may be the only person to ever see it :D

To finish things off, we've been working with the super talented Derris-Kharlan to add more tunes to the dungeon. We think they're great, and he's been a pleasure to work with so far. Check out more of his stuff on Soundcloud.

Features

  • New dungeon room generator used in dungeon floors 1 & 2 to start with
  • Some new music, and random track picker system
  • More stuff, for you to find on your own

Bug Fixes
  • Shooting a wand on a moving platform no longer teleports you to the floor below

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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
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Dual core processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu preferred, others may work
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Early Access Review
I played this game for a solid three hours right after I got it and never once got bored. Sure, I almost rage quit a couple times, but that's just video games. I like that you dont customize your character because if you did you would be way more upset with dying (which you do QUITE A BIT). No two dungeons are the same, and you face new challenges and get new rewards with every delve into the myserious ruins. Some rooms are the same each play (just the rooms with transition ladders, however), yet the game never runs out of surprises or fun. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of the dungeon crawler genre, pixelated graphics, or adventure games in general.

P.S. : you can not jump in this game, space is just another attack key. I learned this the hard way, with the help of a gap, ledge, and pool of lava.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Early Access Review
Who knew getting killed was addicting?

100% chance of dying again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Early Access Review
Great game. Very addictive, but gets very frustrating after a couple dozen attempts. Honestly, i think it needs multiple dungeons, its also lacking as far as any form of a storyline goes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Early Access Review
This game is lot's of fun and definetly challenging. If you like retro-style graphics, rouge, RPG games then you will love this. 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Early Access Review
Probably best to buy this when it's on sale.... but it was tons of fun when I bought it for only a couple bucks. A few hours of fun surely
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