Quest of Dungeons is a turn based dungeon crawler game featuring a good old 16-bit retro artistic look. By playing as either a Warrior, Wizard, Assassin or Shaman you have to traverse dungeons, defeat enemies and loot everything you can in order to survive.
User reviews: Very Positive (232 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 25, 2014

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September 13

2.0 Expansion Beta available to test

Hi there everyone.

As I talked a couple weeks ago I was working on getting more content to the game, I'm doing my best to bring this totally free to everyone without charging for extra DLC, but since this actually takes time to make and a lot of time to test the new features I thought you guys might wanna help me out by play-testing the new content.

The beta is only available on Win now (sorry for that) and you can access by switching to the Beta branch (just right-click Ques of Dungeons on Steam -> Properties -> Betas. You can go back to regular when you want.

This is just a small list of improvements, everything not listed is mainly small fixes, improvements.

2.0 (Beta)
-Added whole new Dungeon "Rackan" (new floor sprites and enemies)
-Added Custom game Mode, can choose amount of floors, floors size and difficulty
-Dead heroes can now return from the grave and attack you on a new Game
-Warrior class tweaks (more starting HP and Power)
-Removed “Death” from final Boss
-Added “Bio” skill to final Boss, highly reduces target HP
-New option (Graphics Options) to allow music to keep playing even on background, default is disabled. (should allow for better broadcasts)
-Last difficulty used is now saved for creating new game
-Added keys required for chests to minimap
-Procedural weapons no longer have more than 1 time the same stat
-Steal Ability doesn't steal everything in a slot 100% of the time anymore, now it' a chance of stealing x items from the slot
-Several other tweaks and improvements


Notes:
-The new content (Extra episode and custom levels) is only available once you finish the main game, it's an "unlock-able"
-Achievements progress is not saved on Beta.


As always I appreciate all the help and keep spreading the work to your friends that Quest of Dungeons is a cool game to have ːspellbookː


You can leave feedback on this thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/270050/discussions/0/616187839340027833/


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June 22

Quick-fix patch and talking next update

Hi there.

I recently made a quick patch just to minimize the problem with "Death" spell on the final boss. This is something I hope to solve in a better way in a next patch, but I wanted to minimize the problem now.

Patch
-Lowered "Death" status effect probability.
-Increased "Death" effect to 20 turns.

Big update: New Dungeon

I started working some time ago in a new update which is more like an Expansion to the game. It will still take some time but I decided to talk about it so you know it's coming.
It's a whole new dungeon, with different sprite floors and enemies. I also have a couple new ideas I want to introduce but more on that later.

Meanwhile here's a screenshot of a new floor.

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About This Game

Quest of Dungeons is a turn based dungeon crawler game featuring a good old 16-bit retro artistic look.



That thing people usually skip
An unspecific evil Dark Lord has stolen all the light, so your mission is to enter his lair and defeat him. That's it, now go get him.

Description
By playing as either a Warrior, a Wizard, a Assassin or a Shaman you have to traverse dungeons, defeat enemies and loot everything you can in order to survive. You can learn new skills in Tomes you find along the way and buy/sell items at shops.
The entire game is procedural so you won't find items/enemies in the same place each time you play.

Features
  • Procedural dungeons
  • Procedural weapons
  • Boss encounters
  • Quests
  • 3 Difficulty levels
  • Permadeath - Once you die, game over man, game over!
  • Shop - buy and sell items/weapons
  • Leaderboards - compare your Adventure points with the community

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB Ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Monitor 1024x768 or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6+
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB Ram
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Monitor 1024x768 or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10+
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 128MB Ram
    • Hard Drive: 256 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Monitor 1024x768 or higher
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
This game is a rogue-like dungeon-crawler.

Firstly, you have to choose between four different classes (Warrior, Wizard, Assassin, Shaman) and four difficulties (Easy, Normal, Hard, Hell).

Then the game starts, and you have to go through 7 floors killing monsters in order to get xp, money and items.

You will encounter bosses that are quite challenging to kill. Do not hesitate to escape, by closing the door that you opened a few seconds ago for instance, if you think that you will have a hard time killing a scary boss !

You will trigger quests (between 0-3 at each floor) that require to either kill a boss or find an item. You'll be rewarded with both money and xp. I think that you should clean an entire floor before triggering a quest (at least in Hard /Hell difficulties). The point I want to make is that if this is a boss quest, you might be in trouble if you have to fight a boss that you've just spawned plus some regular monsters.

Cleaning an entire floor will bring you everything you need : xp, money and items. You should get the best stuff you can and some potions before fighting the final boss. Regarding this final boss, I do not want to spoil people, but there is one thing I want to say : how is it possible to give him the ability to kill us with one skill and one shot ? If the skill "Death" hits you, you will die 10 turns later, no matter what you do ... You have to hope that it will fail :s

Regarding the achievements, there are quite easy to unlock, except maybe for the one that needs you to beat the game in Hell mode. I might make a guide to give you some hints.


To put it in a nutshell, I think this game is quite good, especially for its price (5€ at the moment). I hope that there will be some updates in order to add more contents (more floors, maybe a "survival" mode with infinite floors ? ...). If you like this kind of game, do not hesitate, buy it !
Posted: October 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZA7u5r68ps

Quest of dungeons is a rouglelike game through and through.
With the traditional roguelike movement and turn based combat, to its retro style 16bit graphics. It's a game that does exactly what you would expect sends you off on a series of quests in randomly generated dungeons.

If you enjoy retro style games and roguelike dungeon crawlers than this is well worth a look
Posted: October 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Very wonderful game. Has a very good, old fashioned, and arcadey style. Honestly, the only thing this game could use is a Multiplayer option, that would make this game 10x better. Keep it up!
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
This game and I have a love hate relationship. I love it because its just like those good old games, but then you realize you only have one life and you get so far and die and then you just hate the game. Only to come back to it half an hour later. It is almost addicting that you just HAVE to beat it no matter how many times you need to restart. This game is amazing in such a simple way!
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
This is a cute rogue 16-bit looking dungeon crawler that's fun to play at places such as being at work! :)
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
1: I would recommend this to people who would like to play roguelikes but think that games like rogue are too difficult.

2: Or people who would like to play roguelikes but think that most roguelikes lack graphics.

3: But especially to people who play a lot of roguelikes, and would like a more casual alternative as a filler.

4: It runs very well on Linux.

5: It is cheap.

6: The soundtrack is lovely.

7: Shaman and Warlock are interesting classes that you don't see often.

8: The creator seems to be a pleasant guy who keeps in touch with the fanbase.


8/8 m8. Would recommend.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
bad graphic but unique gameplay...
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Oh man, where to begin.

A very decent game I'd like to think. I started to play it a while ago and once I got another game I didn't play it for a while.

I came back to it thinking I hadn't played in a while and I've now sank hours and hours into this game trying to get further and further with it, failing with the paladin, haha.

I decided to try for the archer and I'm not winning there either so this game is certainly challenging regardless of which difficulty is chosen.

The loot is definately varient too, sometimes you get poor loot and sometimes you get fantastic loot while the dungeons themselves are always different which is fantastic, you never get the same map no matter how much you play.
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
A fun and simple dungeon crawler. Great for passing time!
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
If you're looking for a great pick up and play RPG, this is it. Quick to the point, simplistic, intuitive controls (eventually found myself playing with a single hand: movement+attack).

Don't let the comedic relief fool you, this game is unforgivingly hard. If you're a casual gamer like me who's never played a perma-death game before, be prepared to watch yourself die and try, try again! BUT THAT'S THE BEAUTY. This game is simplisticly addictive you'll find yourself playing multiple playthroughs of just one character for hours. Replayability stacks even more between the 4 classes and 4 difficulties.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
I recently got a 66% off coupon for this game and thought "what the heck, I have nothing better to do with my life", so i bought it for a little over a dollar.

After playing the Binding Of Isaac i thought already knew what tricks games like this had to offer. My first time playing i chose the warrior class and spawned in a room with a vase and a sign with a skull on it, me being my curious self, decided to click the sign, it killed me instantly. I started another playthough extremely confused and i clicked the sign again, died instantly.

10/10 Insta-kill death sign.

Actual Review

Quest of Dungeons is a game that doesn't require much skill to play as it is a point-and-click dungeon explorer, however, that does not mean it is an easy game nor is it a short game, the goal is to make it to the end of a certain amount of floors (seven I think?) and beat the final boss. You play the game in turns so everytime you move one square, attack or use a consumable that counts as a turn and your enemies can move or attack you in that time.

On my first actual playthrough on the easy difficulty it took me about an hour and a half to get to floor 5 after exploring every single room and doing all of the quests, i had some of the best gear i could find when i went up against the boss of the floor, got cocky and didn't drink a potion, he killed me, again that was on easy the difficulty goes up to hell.

I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good roguelike game that allows them to just sit down, relax and click the left mouse button.

TL:DR

Simple concept, fun game.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Dont let how long i played effect this review, THIS GAME IS THE BOMBBBB
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
what this game really needs is a fast-heal (potions) hotkey, unless that feature already exists and I'm just not noticing it
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Great game and full of potential, although that being said I do feel the difficulty curve is way out of wack. I haven't made it further than level 3 yet but bosses so strong, I haven't been able to kill one on anything other than rogue simply because they 2 hit any other class, I don't have any suggestions but just putting it out there. Also rogue seems like easy street haha. Like I said though I do like it, moving diagonaly would be a nice touch. The experience bar being prettied up would also be nice but obviously not important. Is the intention for us to be allowed multiple spells on our spell bar? Or to have to choose only one which we can use?

Apart from that the only thing I see as being super duper important is multiplayer, if you add multiplayer I would recommend without hesitation. Right now it is fun but a little hard due to getting one hit from bosses even on floor 1 in easiest difficulty as warrior, lol.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I think it would be a very fun game if you didn't have to start over every single time you die. I love everything else about it but that lack of saving and check points really made what would have been an amazing game into a somewhat mediocre game. But, I will give a recommendation in hopes that the developer will add this to the game.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
I recently received this game as part of a humble bundle, and I'm wishing I had it long ago! I wasn't sure what to expect, but it's a very fun twist on a rogue-like dungeon crawler. Time only progresses when you perform an action or move, so it can be played as quickly or as slowly as need be, plenty of loot and some interesting enemies to keep you on your toes.

I love how it not only stays true to the nostalgia of the graphics, but to the difficulty as well. You may cruise through 4 floors and then start to get careless and get 1 shot by running headlong into a boss.

10/10 Highly recommended for anyone who would enjoy a difficult but fun dungeon crawler. (There are lower difficulties, so I imagine it doesn't have to be this difficult, but I'm enjoying it too much to tone it down).

May update the review as I log a few more hours
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
I bought this game for something to play while watching tv, something that didn't require alot of attention or focus....it's 2:30 in the morning! Wtf happened to the last 3 hours?! It's so basic yet addictive that it's very easy to get hooked in and lose track of time. Totally worth the 4 bucks I paid for it. Definitely recommend to anyone who has some time to kill and loves their retro dungeon crawlers.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
This game is great i'm recomending it to all of my friends. the atmosphere has a dirty feel to it, the music is great, everything about quest of dungeons is perfect. I love the witty death phrases, and the shopkeeper has the best comments. you can't get mad at the game when you die, because you are so proud of the fact that you took time to play it. the only thing that is keeping it from a 10/10 is nothing. 10/10. great game.
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Quest of Dungeons lacks basic functionality that should be included in every modern roguelike.

1. Wait until healed
Optimal (non-speedrun) play requires you to wait until health, mana and cooldowns are restored. But since there is only a command for waiting a single turn, you have to press the Enter-key a hundred times after each battle for optimal play.

2. Stop moving when encountering an enemy
When using the mouse the character keeps moving no matter what happens. It will even try to pathfind-dance around enemies for several turns, instead of stopping.

3. Auto-explore (optional)
Auto-explore is a nice feature found in many modern roguelikes. It speeds up the process of searching through the last corners of every level, putting more focus on more interesting stuff (loot and tactical battles).
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
If you're an old-head like me, you might remember what it was like to go the the local shop or arcade on a Saturday afternoon so you could pump a few quarters into the Pac-Man/Donkey Kong/Asteroids/whatever machine. Remember that feeling? Well, this game will bring some of that back.

It's reminiscent of a cross between the original arcade Gauntlet and the NES version of Final Fantasy. Like those games, it's remarkably easy to pick up and learn on the fly. If you're looking for a game that will tax your skills, this isn't it. But, if you're looking to play a game just to kill some time and recapture that feeling of having no particular place to be on a Saturday afternoon, this will do.
Posted: September 27
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