The Dungeoning is a difficult action platformer with character levelling, set in a procedurally generated dungeon. Kill enemies, level up using experience and master varied weapons and magic. Collect gold to spend with traders and buy better weapons. Try NG+ and beyond for an extra challenge.
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Mostly Positive (67 reviews) - 70% of the 67 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014

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“I had an amazingly fun experience playing The Dungeoning, and I know I will be playing it for a long time to come.”
Indie Game Magazine

“The Dungeoning is also supremely replayable, with some randomization behind its procedurally generated stages, which will take ages to tire of, provided you find the core concept fun.”
Worth Playing

“The Dungeoning is a lovingly made game with tons of gameplay possibilities, delicious difficulty, entertaining platforming, excellent visuals and audio, and secrets to discover.”
Retro Gamer CD

About This Game

You exist in countless dimensions, surely in one of them you can succeed.

You are not the hero in this story, you'll be lucky to make it out alive.
Explore shifting catacombs that are never the same twice, learn to navigate the devious traps and defeat monsters hell-bent on murdering you.
The successful rogue will master swords, bows and magic, learn to heal when afflicted and make the most out of resources. The successful rogue learns from mistakes and becomes stronger through experience. Will you be a successful rogue?

The Dungeoning is a difficult action platformer with character levelling, set in a procedurally generated dungeon. Kill enemies, level up using experience and master varied weapons and magic. Collect gold to spend with traders and buy better weapons. Try NG+ and beyond for an extra challenge.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL Supported
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Open AL supported
    • Additional Notes: This game requires Java.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: 1GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL Supported
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Open AL Supported
    • Additional Notes: NOTE: This game requires Java.
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
I thought i'd be more impressed by this game from what I saw in some videos but its not as much as I hoped.

The Dungeoning is a 2d rogue-like platformer, with an absolute perma-death system, nothing to save after you die other than the in-game achievements, I think its a flash game created with java considering that achievements only appears after you close the game.

about the game
You have only one character that you start with.
You start with a sword a bow a slingshot and a wand, can switch between them with a simple button press and a shield to block ranged attacks.
Use potions to heal, or scrolls to either heal or increase your power,
Killing monsters gives you xp that you use to upgrade vitality, strength, defense or magic

Animations in all are great, controls do not feel clunky at all, fun fast-paced type of jumping and attacking monsters.
Several monsters to kill, traps to encounter, secrets, merchants to buy from and more

Game-play is fun, good level design, good batch of monsters, nice difficulty built into it

Downsides
When picking up potions they just pile up in your inventory and you can only use a button to heal, cant really pick which one or sort them out.

When picking up weapons or equipment basically while fighting monsters you wont really know you did because the "text" is not that obvious its really small

You have to open your inventory every time you want to use a scroll you picked up to upgrade yourself.
You have to open your inventory every time you level up, it only just says "Stats" on the down left side of the screen so you know you leveled up.

Item description is vague, its just a very random backstory when you read it, cant really know which weapon is stronger can only guess if its name sounds cooler than yours.

EVERY TIME I start a new game "after closing the game" It has to frigging give me the tutorial text pop-ups ... every time...

Bottom line of all downsides is the Ui itself being horrible, not giving you options to edit how it looks or what to see or gives you proper visuals and texts to know what you're dealing with

ALSO I Highly recommend a controller for this game, if you want to play it with a keyboard you'll suffer because its mainly a controller game, although you can edit all buttons I still recommend a controller.



TL;DR
If you're willing to look past beyond the ui issues, the game itself is really good and fun and for 6.99$ thats a good deal.
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122 of 163 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCjoS9BsHoo
Above is my early look into the Dungeoning. It was recorded before it was on Steam, but the info should still be pretty accurate.

The dungeoning features rock hard difficulty, fluid feeling controls, and simple graphics. This is one of my personal favorite rogue-like/lite games. I love how easy it is to get into, but difficult to master. I've already finished the game once, and currently working on game+.

Overall it's a fun light romp, that could have you coming back for more.

Positives:
- Easy to understand mechanics
- Fluid feeling controls
- Will challenge the player
- Multiple "Game+" for replay

Negatives:
- Might be too simple looking for some
- Might be too hard for some
- Could use more options and features
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63 of 83 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
Reading the reviews which give this game a thumbs up, it seemed like it would be right up my alley. Randomly generated dungeon? Difficult but fair gameplay? Inspiration from the 'Souls' series? A liking to Legend of Dungeon? Take my money!

But don't let any of these fool you. What you get is an overpriced, bare-bones, sleep-inducing and repetitive game. This really needs to be labeled as Early Access because there's nothing to this game for the price-tag. I'm sure the developer has plenty more to add in the future but as of the time of this review, this game has nothing to keep you interested for more than 3 hours, max.

The dungeon itself is very uninspired. The weapons all function exactly the same. Every sword, every bow, every staff... exactly the same. You cannot sell nor even DROP any of your weapons, so prepare to be battling with scrolling through your weapons the whole way through. There's no armor drops, so zero customization there, and the stats are boring and should probably just automatically upgrade instead of making you pause the game, go into your menu, and add one point into a stat which doesn't make you feel any cooler, stronger, or tougher.

There is some enemy variety, but it takes way too long before you encounter the next new mob. A lot of the mobs, especially early on, are too boring to fight. Unless you think fighting a bunch of plants that can't move or attack is fun.

This game needs a lot more time to be fleshed out, and then it might be a decent amount of fun. Right now, however, I would recommend you save your hard-earned money.
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42 of 59 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
This is Dark Souls through a Legend of Dungeon filter. Deep combat, tight controls, beutifully-colorful pixel art with dynamic lighting, and item-borne lore. A roguelike whose charming aesthetic does not come off as gimmicky as many others of its ilk. The difficulty is relentless but fair, and the music and sound effects are expectedly old-school and immersive. If you enjoy Risk of Rain and Legend of Dungeon, but wish they were more "Souls-y", The Dungeoning should already be in your library.
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55 of 99 people (56%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
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