Dungeon Dashers is a fast-paced turn-based dungeon crawler, bringing the enjoyment of a tabletop board game with friends to the PC. The game's design streamlines the core dungeon crawler experience to its essentials, for an intense, loot-grabbing adventure.
User reviews: Very Positive (84 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013
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“Hello! We're excited to bring you an Early Access version of Dungeon Dashers, a fast-paced turn-based dungeon crawler which has been lovingly crafted by a small team over the past 18 months. During Early Access, Dungeon Dashers will be available for a discounted price. By purchasing now you get the current version of the game and all future updates for free.

Dungeon Dashers is still in development, so please read the planned features list below to see what's in the current build and what we're planning to add. We're always iterating on the design, so things are subject to change. But we're aiming to have a fun and unique dungeon crawling adventure that you can enjoy with friends.

Specifically, we're hoping to test out new multiplayer features so that the final release goes smoothly and we'd love to get your feedback the game so far.

Thank you for supporting our game, and we look forward to your feedback on its development.”
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September 2

Build 284 Live

New build!

Highlights from this update:
* 7 New Levels, including Lava Realms and Ancient Tombs
* 2 New Enemy types - A purple eyed floating monster who will beat you in a staring contest! As well as the Pyromancer who leaves flame traps.
* Exploding barrels. January (the elf) can shoot these with her bow to create explosions nearby. Chain reactions are particularly fun. Ardon will be able to shoot these too.
* Bugfixes and performance improvements. Lots.
* New dialog and banter between characters at the beginnings of some levels.
* Silly signs and childish humour.
* New sound effects and polish.

I do apologize for the long time period between updates.

I hope you enjoy the content available in this build!

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About This Game

Dungeon Dashers is a fast-paced turn-based dungeon crawler, bringing the enjoyment of a tabletop board game with friends to the PC. The game's design streamlines the core dungeon crawler experience to its essentials, for an intense, loot-grabbing adventure.

Accumulate wealth by smashing boxes full of gold, slaying monsters, and looting glowing chests. Use your gold to buy consumables to boost your abilities or craft upgrades for your equipment. Find new swords, bows, staffs, spells and other equipment hidden in chests obscured by challenges and quests.

Current Features

These are the features that are in the current build of the game so far:

  • Tactical and diverse combat mechanics
  • Epic dragon boss battle and over 15 enemy types to face (many more bosses to come, and more enemy types)
  • Custom loadouts for each class based on loot found in dungeons
  • 13 unique player skills (30 skills planned)
  • 11 levels spread out across 5 environments (40 levels planned)
  • More than 15 unlockable pieces of unique equipment including swords and armour (30+ pieces planned)
  • Level editor with user campaign creation support
  • Original full-length chiptune soundtrack composed by Nathan “Derris-Kharlan” Antony
  • Compelling narrative and character dialogue spanning the entire campaign

Planned Features

Dungeon Dashers is still in development and we're adding new features every day. Here's what we've got planned for future builds:

  • Hardcore mode for those who finish the game and want more of a challenge
  • Online co-operative gameplay for up to 4 players
  • Consumable items, such as potions
  • Weapon upgrades using the gold you've found from looting
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Achievements

What Others Are Saying

"They've nailed that feeling of moving little adventurer miniatures around on a board"
-Colony Of Gamers

"Dungeon Dashers promises traps, multiple styles of play, tons of replayability, additional challenges and objectives and online multiplayer. Honestly, the whole package sounds too good to be true."
-IndieGameMag

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Xp / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or equivalent, capable of Shader Model 2
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
97 of 107 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is an edit from an earlier, angrier review.

This game went with no updates for a very long time - between February and September 2014, hence the previous angry review.
However, today, September 02, it got a new update that fixed bugs AND adds new content.
I believe everyone should be given a second chance and we should all actually give the developer a chance to finish his project, now that he's actually back on it.

Keep an eye out for updates in the news feed and decide for yourself whether this is getting updated as often as you like before buying.

Obviously, the game is a quaint, charming little dungeon crawler with turn based combat and a retro sentimentality. If you are into that, then keep a close eye on updates and maybe buy it.

Since I actually like the execution and look of the game, I may reverse this into a thumbs-up review a few updates down the road!
Posted: May 7
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The game is exactly what I was looking for when I first bought it...but seriously...there's no updates, nothing...I'd say, stay a way from it untill there's some news from the devs
Posted: May 13
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
As most other people have said, the game is enjoyable, but it seems the game is making no progress towards completion. This does make me fear the future of early access games, paying for something that is a glorified demo, with no chance to see a finished product.
Posted: April 24
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Certainly not enough content for the money, maybe for £1-2. The content that is there is awesome but the developer does seem to have run out of ideas or enthusiasm for the product.
Posted: July 21
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
EDIT: Hold the press! It seems development has resumed and the game isn't abandoned after all. After a gap of nearly 7 months, a hefty update arrived out of the blue. I'd uninstalled the game, so didn't know about it until now - about 3 weeks later.

The fact I kept checking back on this game periodically, rather than just forgetting about it, can be taken as a compliment to the game. I said before that the game lookED promising (past tense) but now it lookS promising (present tense!) again. This is a good thing.

I wish these Steam reviews weren't so binary - only Positive or Negative - because, ideally, I'd like to change my rating to Neutral / Pending / Let's See How It Goes From Here :)

--original review--

As of today, it's been 5 months since the last update. FIVE MONTHS. This game looked promising to begin with, but remains at around 25% complete with little chance that it will ever be finished now. It really should be removed from sale. Needless to say, don't buy it.

I'm not particularly aggrieved at having spent my money on this unfinished, dead game - it didn't cost very much, and it's understood that buying into an Early Access game carries the risk that the project will never reach completion. What DOES annoy me is the damage that abandoned projects like this do to the concept of Early Access games as a whole.

After being burned by this one, I'm going to very wary of Early Access games from now on, and will likely only trust Early Access games from established devs with a solid track-record of delivering the goods. That's the real shame, because I'm sure there are hundreds of fledgling devs out there who really need Early Access support and fully intend to honour their commitments. It's horrible that unfinished and abandoned games like this one will have poisoned the well for them.
Posted: July 6
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