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 (68 reviews) - 70% of the 68 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.”
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“The Dungeoning is a lovingly made game with tons of gameplay possibilities, delicious difficulty, entertaining platforming, excellent visuals and audio, and secrets to discover.”
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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.
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (68 reviews)
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Kasperi01
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This game would be good if it had more content. Also this game is nothing like souls games. People who say that this is like 2d dark souls haven't probably even played any souls games. But if this game gets more content then this would be decent rogue-like game.
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m o i s t b e a n
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game is not nice. I love it. Id love it more if you could choose your gender and charcter name. Its kinda like POWDER but, POWDER has way more depth to it. I don't think its worth the price (Obviously since I compared it to a free game) but, I do reccommend it if its on sale. :-)
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42 Pixels
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
A deep piece of ♥♥♥♥ ... not worth time, bad gameplay, unable to go fullscreen .. waste of time and money.
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Razielite
( 3.6 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.

There's only 16 levels that are if you're good enough you'll finish in 2 hours and be done with the game, there is NG+ but some people are not huge fans of that.
Also no bosses or anything like that.

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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mhmtlaflare
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 12, 2015
this game is very repetitious, but i can't stop playing. worth the $.
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inn0s
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 6, 2015
I played a few minutes and already knew that the €2 I paid for the game are by far too less. It's worth more than that and should receive more attention.
I like the really enjoyable music, good retro graphics, controls that feel very responsive and intuitive. You could say that it's a nice mixture between Rogue Legacy and Spelunky but with wall jumping and fall damage. I love it.

It's worth your money.

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The Big $teamy One
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 2, 2015
An awesome 2D rogue-like
But it goes nowhere other than offering score and achievements to show you've been there.
This title appears to be hidden in Steam's catalogue but I hope to see some of Steam's more prominent developers
discover this and work with a similar concept; adding a sense of progress by taking some notes from Dungeonmans.
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EfficaciousSquid
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 11, 2015
Not worth th $8.
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scoot
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 1, 2015
As a big fan of Rogue Legacy, Binding of Issac and other addictive perma-death action platformers, I find this to be a perfectly fine addition to that library. After changing the default controls and getting used to play, it was a comparable experience to the best of it's category. I enjoy the control sensitivity, easy and ability to save mid-dungeon dive. Not sure how deep or interesting the level design will get but the bosses, equipment and combat so far are cool. After an hour: I dig it. If it's the same play in hour 3, I'm done. Let's hope for more diverse abilities/spells/mobs/hazards/puzzles/things to destroy and not a broken random level generator - we shall see.
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Bitchcakes
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 24, 2015
I wanted to hate this game, but I got addicted. Nothing fancy here, just your difficult rogue-like RPG with permadeath. At least get it on sale if you're a fan of the genre.

My full review here: http://indiegamers.co.uk/archive/2015/08/24/lets-take-a-look-at-the-dungeoning/
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
122 of 163 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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66 of 86 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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44 of 62 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 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.

There's only 16 levels that are if you're good enough you'll finish in 2 hours and be done with the game, there is NG+ but some people are not huge fans of that.
Also no bosses or anything like that.

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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
An old-school roguelike through and through, The Dungeoning is a hardcore platformer that shows little to no mercy to the player. Beneath the simplistic appearance of this game lies a great deal of genuine depth, and a great deal of genuine fun (well, once you get past the whole "dying in the first few minutes thing"). Be warned, though; this game is more than happy to beat the living hell out of you, and you are going to have to work at it in order to succeed.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
Very fun game! But Needs work.

So far i've only done one run and it was a blast, very unforgiving but if you have the instinct to explore you will be fine. If you're a fan of some hardcore platformers and the Souls series, you'll find something to like here. I hope the developer sticks with the project long enough for maybe a graphical upgrade, and maybe souls style multiplayer? Exploring a dungeon and seeing enemy players challenging you for your weapons/gold would be exciting.

Improvements that the game needs

-Smoother UI,
The menu system feels very dated, I'm not sure if this was on purpose but I thought it was just frustrating. there's not even a way to use your cursor when playing with a keyboard.

-Proper Controller Support
The game advertises controller support but this does not seem to be the case, the game would crash if I even moved my anaglog stick which seems to be a problem many players are having.


To the developer I hope you stick with the game and make it the best it can possibly be. You're on to something special here.
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55 of 101 people (54%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2014
Spelunky Souls
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
I would say it's a 50/50 call.
The play action is good, the level gen has decent variety, and it provides smooth bug free game play.
But it's a little quick to feel some rinse repete from play to play.
And any rouge like game, that lacks a save and quit fetaure, really should be sure that a play through can happen in a decently short amount of time.
If a game's average play to end time extends past 45min, it should have the save and quit function.
I'll give it a thuumbs up, mostly for haviung decent game action and no obvious bugs.
But i can't say i would generically recommend this to just anyone.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
This is an exceptionally good game. If you're into the whole side-scrolling, rougey, procedural, pixely, dungeon crawlers then this is for you.

+Graphics and audio are top notch
+Controls feel good and responsive (espeacially on xbox controller)
+Enemies can get pretty damn hard
+Fun weapons and stat modifyers
+Wall jumping!

-Game is way too short. It didn't take me very long to beat it
-Could use more variety of weapons and stat modifiers
-Needs more enemies
-WTF, there's no boss!!!

Nonetheless, it's a fun playthrough. I don't regret the $4.00 I spent on it (Steam Summer Sale 2014)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
This game is pretty awesome. I enjoy these rogue-lite genre games, and this is a pretty decent one. The controls are (for the most part) rock solid and the gameplay is fantastic. The art style is enjoyable, and I LOVE the music. Two marks against it are inventory management, and a lack of rebindable movement keys. The invintory tends to clutter up with old useless tat that I can't seem to get rid of. All of the other keyboard keys CAN be rebound, but not the movement ones. I hate using the arrow keys, so I had to resort to autohotkey (binding of isaac method much?) to reconfigure my keys. Beisdes those two small issues, I find this game to be a keeper.
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