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.
User reviews: Mixed (54 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014
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June 8

Version 1.05

The long overdue update is finally here, this is a list of the changes included in this build:

Added Trophies (These are in-game only, not steam achievements unfortunately :-/ )
Increase player run speed and jump height slightly.
Falling blocks are now more visible.
First level has been made a little brighter.
Trophy list on main menu.
Tweaked jumping logic, increased "late jump" threshold.
Improved wall jumps
Made wall grind slow player more.
Added some room variations
Some graphical improvements

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Reviews

“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
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL Supported
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Open AL Supported
    • Additional Notes: NOTE: This game requires Java.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Open AL Supported
    • Additional Notes: NOTE: This Game requires Java
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
This game is cool. This is a fairly simple platformer rogue-like and it is plenty of fun especially for the price tag. I may only have a couple hours of play time as of writing this but I played plenty before adding it to this account. This is a pretty well balanced game that is easy to pick up and play with little learning to do. it guides you with some tips as you work your way through the first level without stopping you to make you read them. They just kind of pop up and fade out telling you what all you can do. So you can either glance at the tips or just ignore them and learn as you go. If you finish a game in the standard mode there is also a game+ mode with increased difficulty.
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118 of 152 people (78%) 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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47 of 63 people (75%) 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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40 of 54 people (74%) found this review helpful
16.4 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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53 of 90 people (59%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
Spelunky Souls
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