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.
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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."

System Requirements

    • 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Early Access Review
An unbelieveably fun game, decent amount of content. Definitely worth the £3 I paid for it on the humble store! :D
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
Early Access Review
Although im only about an hour into the game; this is one of the way better dungeon crawlers that ive played. Hell the music itself can make the game but the dialogue so far, characters, the style, the monsters. Its all very nice im sure im gunna play this way way more. Ofcourse its still in early access so there have been some minor bugs. 8/10
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
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.
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
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.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Early Access Review
Played some and it was mildly amusing. Didn't really capture me more than 0.4 hours at first but it's early access it will be much better when it's finished, right?

Wrong - two updates in half a years, dev says like: lot of new dialogue, tons of bugfixes so nothing specific to grasp with hands.

As all the other reviewers already pointed out: game is even deader than most on early access, don't buy it.

Additional rant about quality management:

devs should put up a roadmap about what time they add missing core features and approx. time of release say, on the store page with all goals met marked in green. (bug fixes and quality improvements are mandatory anyway so they don't count)

I understand Valve takes no responsibilility here but sure makes a lot of money so they should do more about abandonware and scammers besides some ea disclaimer on the store page.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
Simple turned based fantasy dungeon crawl. Retro graphics and a good old-fashioned rpg. A pleasant distraction, but a tad short. Looking forward to additional content.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Early Access Review
Vapor ware dont buy!

I will modify this review when some decent progress and updates are made. So far there is no progress in this game.
My advice
Wait till its out of early access. Since the game looks promising....
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Early Access Review
vaporware, dev abandonned the game. Avoid like plague.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
Really good game, nice mechanics, quickly fun. Indeed updates are scarce but still, I don't regret spending my money in that early access since each update is a real good job. Can't wait to get a final version (with multiplayer I hope :), so I wish the lone developer good luck !
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Early Access Review
Beware no Update since Febuary 2014, Dev Jigxor stoped communication on all his Channels (Facebook, tumblr and so on) DON'T BUY!
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99 of 112 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
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!
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47 of 58 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
What's available in the game so far is enjoyable & has a polished feel to it. Gameplay is intuitive & easy to learn. It's also, at the time of this writing (Feb 2), over in about two or three hours. The game has been around in early access since late October. The first update was two weeks later. There has not been an update since.

First there was going to be an update "very soon". Three weeks later, it was "this week". The game remains unchanged, with no signs it has been worked on, aside from the dev saying as much. I have trouble recommending a game that can't keep up with its own schedule, & I certainly can't advocate spending money on an unfinished product that has remained stagnant for this long.

Wait until it's finished, if that ever happens.
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42 of 52 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
Wait till this game is finished! 2 updates I think since its been out and devs always saying next week, or later this week. Save your money and get another game till this one is finished.

Devs like these give Early Access a bad name.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
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
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Early Access Review
In my early access playthrough of the game, I'll give it this much: This game has more charm and potential than half of the stuff most developers are creating nowadays. Instead of shooting for over-the-top, big budget cinematics and new-fangled combat systems, Jigxor is instead creating a pixellated hodge-podge of classic, unmistakable characters and enemies in the sort of caves, castles and forests dungeon-delvers from across the ages have grown to know and love. Hell- even the way the characters and enemies move is remniscent of moving tiny figures across a pen-and-paper board game. Simply charming.
Yet, at the same time, the game was engaging. Not once did I feel as though there were any concepts beyond my understanding, or that everything was mired in computation and complexity. Not to mention the quick-paced combat allowed me to pick up the game whenever I wanted, whether I was interested in a full-scale exploration experience or a quick romp across some goblin faces.
Sometimes, you don't want to embark on a life-devouring journey through Skyrim, or read the pulse-pounding stories of Mass Effect. Sometimes, you just want to put on your robe and wizard hat, fill your pockets with loot and come out with a smile on your face. This game delivers.
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
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.
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
Early Access Review
Full Video Review at http://www.youtube.com/BrbteabreakTV

With modern technologies many old mediums of entertainment are being phased out, board games are a prime example. While there are still small subsets of gamers who play board games, it doesn't appeal to the masses as it once use to. Dungeon Dashers tries to break that mould with a PC turn-based dungeon crawler, while still giving you the feeling of a table top game which you'd play with friends. Characters move in a sort of jumping animation, just like you'd do if you were to move your character in any board game. The simple yet very effective tilesets help reinforce this feeling and gives this odd sense of depth, almost as if you're leaning over the board and playing.

Combat is simple enough to understand and you're able to get up to speeds with things very quickly. Keeping all your characters alive is another question and the promise of a hardcore mode in the future will really spice things up. You have an array of skills and gear sets which modify each of your characters, allowing you to tailor the characters to your liking, while still making them all feel unique.

The game is in Early Access and as such it's missing quite a lot. The story is quite short as of this review, not all the skills and items have been added yet and simple things like purchasing consumables with all the gold you collect are not yet enabled. In saying that you'll still spend a couple of hours trying to get the best score in all the levels, and working out the optimal way to keep all your characters nice and healthy.

While I highly recommend picking this game up just be aware of the Early Access, it's not a complete product. For $10 though you can't really go wrong, and you can keep checking back with the game and see all the awesome updates.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Early Access Review
i love it but the devs have all but abandoned it :(
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Early Access Review
This is why I'll never buy an Early Access game again. Flaky developer who probably never intended to finish the thing in the first place. There should be a time limit on how long a game can be in Early Access. After that, if it's not finished, ALL the money should be refunded to all purchasers. This isn't Kickstarter.
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2013
Early Access Review
Very fun game, beware early access purchase though as the game is in early access for a reason. however, it is still incredibly solidly built, with some very cool mechanics
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