Dungeon of Elements is an RPG dungeon crawler with combat inspired by some of our favorite classic puzzle games like Dr. Mario or Tetris. In Dungeon of Elements (DoE), core meets casual as we combine many different styles of gameplay in a fun, immersive experience.
User reviews: Mixed (87 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 12, 2014
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"Showed at PAX East 2014 - A dungeon crawler crossed with Dr Mario."
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“Very addictive. It exceeded my expectations. Really fun. Thank you for making a quality game, Frogdice.”
LethalFrag - TwitchTV

“Everything about it is phenomenal.”
100 – Crumps - TwitchTV

“#1 New Indie Game”
100 – Cheat Code Central

About This Game

Dungeon of Elements is an RPG dungeon crawler with combat inspired by some of our favorite classic puzzle games like Dr. Mario or Tetris. In Dungeon of Elements (DoE), core meets casual as we combine many different styles of gameplay in a fun, immersive experience.

The fledgling Alchemy Guild of Primordiax needs you to help restore its former glory. To that end, you will:

  • Explore 3 continents and 45 different dungeons.
  • Defeat 56 different enemy types and 12 bosses.
  • Enjoy a combat system inspired by classic puzzle games like Dr. Mario and Tetris.
  • Discover hundreds of crafting recipes through experimentation.
  • Craft legendary weapons and armor.
  • Customize your character with a tremendous variety of equipment options.
  • Find and befriend pets.
  • Unlock Achievements.
  • Collect scrolls to fill your Bestiary and study your foes.
  • Progress through the story and choose your own path.
  • Compete with your friends and other players to clear dungeons or the entire game fastest.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: discrete video card
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: discrete video card
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Any
    • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: discrete video card
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Played 2h for the moment, i like the game. it's far from being perfect but it's enjoyable. Think Dr Mario with RPG elements.

CONS:

- really bad graphics
- animations are really raw, even though the game run at 200fps
- no fps cap (videocard is overheating for frames you don't need) ; edit: turn on vsync
- average music (just turn it off)

If you get the game in a bundle, it is worth it, but i would certainly not invest $10 in it. Game is fun, too bad it is poorly executed.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Not good, not good at all.

I know you’re never supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but there was nothing good about this game from the moment I first booted it up. You first are put into an RPG character creation screen which was quite odd since this is obviously a casual match-the-colors game, and I cannot even begin to explain how atrocious the character modeling was. Afterwards I was greeted to the “story” presented via a huge book overlayed with what appeared to be Microsofts default Times New Roman font; it was extremely out of place. Finally I began the tutorial and after the first few tool tips nothing happened. That’s right, the game froze during the first 2 minutes of the tutorial level.

Not to be deterred (and against my better judgement) I rebooted the game. It’s apparently an amalgamation of tetris type drop n’ match with completely inexplicable items and rpg elements. The first level- or at least what I presumed to be the first - took no more than 12 seconds to beat and at the same time I apparently killed a boss sans weapon. I moved on to (again I am assuming) the second level and that is where I stayed for a good half an hour. The difficulty was just completely broken.

In between levels there are art assets that are completely missing, yet have functional tool tips. There is no explanation of anything in the “overworld” and during my time with the game I had it freeze 3 times. In summary, aside from being broken, all the concepts promised in this game are executed much better by other titles. A definite pass on Dungeon of Elements.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I gave it a go so you don't have to.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
It's pretty much Dr.Mario with a bunch of RPG gimmicks stuck to it. Not bad.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Dr. Mario with RPG elements and a low budget fantasy skin.

Mobile game tier graphics/animations. Kid simple mechanics. Elementary level story.

The RPG elements aren't even really there, they just take the place of puzzle powerups (remove enemy, extra life) you would find in a Dr. Mario clone. After 1 hour of play, the game doesn't get any less repetitive.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Nice idea. Mediocre implementation. I like RPGs and Dr. Mario. They don't blend well together here. The game is okay, but for the price, it's not worth it. The cocky attitude of the person representing the developers in the forum finalized my verdict on the game. Cannot recommend.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
It's basically Dr. Mario with RPG window dressings. I can't really recommend it on it's ten dollar price tag.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
In Dungeon of Elements, you play a character in a rather uninteresting story. Perhaps its the lack of narration, and my lack of imagination, but the story itself I found quite difficult to get into. Putting that aside, I actually really enjoyed this title. If you have ever played Dr. Mario, you will know the type of gameplay to expect. The backgrounds can be a little confusing, and the controls will sometimes mess you up if you are trying to squeeze something in a quick spot, but otherwise no complaints as far as the game mechanics are concerned.

Aside from that you have an interesting take on an RPG/Puzzle game. You can use different weapons and equipment you find throughout the game, to assist you in clearing the "dungeons" (really just puzzles). While the replayability is somewhat low, the game does offer an enjoyable means to kill time, and left me wanting to come back for more.

If you do not know anything about Dr. Mario, the screenshots for the game can better give you an idea of puzzles to expect, otherwise I would absolutely recommend this title for the price to anyone seeking an enjoyable puzzle adventure.


Pros - Fun gameplay, Awesome design and equipment setup, Soundtrack (medieval and enjoyable)

Cons - Dated Graphics, Controls and backgrounds sometimes irritating

Overall - 7.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I would rate this game ok (6/10); just voting it up to balance out the rating.

I hit the level cap in this game and played in all the difficulties, so I think it is worth playing for those who:
* Want something casual to unwind with - even at the highest difficulty the game isn't super hard, but it does scale up somewhat (probably a good game for kids)
* Aren't looking for an epic plot - I mean there is a plot, but you are going to be playing for the puzzle aspects
* Not a trophy ♥♥♥♥♥ - you will probably never get all the trophies in the game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
this game is worth 21 cents. thats how much its trading cards are worth
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Don't buy this game. It has absolutely nothing going for it. It's a lacklustre mix of stale gaming elements that combine to produce absolutely nothing new. You basically play board after board after board of falling blocks Columns-style while pretending that you're defeating enemies. There is a character model to dress up and pretend that you're levelling up a hero but it's all a crock. Ditto with the map - CROCK!

Both graphics and sound are miserably bad, too.

Oh, and the achievements are absolutely ludicrous and grindy. In fact I wish i could delete the achievements that I already earned and try to forget I have this game in my library (I got it in a bundle).

This is the kind of game you would get free on a mobile phone and never play since it's not even good enough to pass as a casual game. Paying for it would therefore be quite stupid.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
What did I just play... I'm pretty sure it was a Doctor Mario reskin.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Pretty bad game, only good side is steam trading cards, if you can pay it less than the cards value then go for it, else save yourself time and play something else.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
I'm unable to play DoE as the game crashes before starting the first quest (Old Farmhouse).

Frogdice say:

"It would appear that there is some kind of Unity issue with certain very
specific distros and configs of Linux that we are unable to address with
our code."

An unhelpful and vague response to say the least. If it's only on specific distros and configurations how about sharing those details so we might have the chance to change the configuration at least, or know which distros to avoid installing on?

TL:DR
I've paid for a game that I cannot play and essentially get no support from the developers except for what feels like a stock email reply.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
its ok
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Decent cheapware for those who liked dr mario. I didn't, so I'm uninstalling permenantly.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Horribly clunky game. It's almost painful to play this.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
A low-rent rip off of Tetris. Tetris was a lot more fun.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I backed this game on Kickstarter. The developers seemed like a nice and friendly bunch plus I really liked the concept. Ten bucks later, I still like the concept, but the end result? Sheesh. Dungeon of Elements looks like a student project. The graphics are straight out of 1996. That wouldn't be a problem if it actually ran well but it runs incredibly slow. There's just no excuse for that. I haven't gotten very far in the game. I just don't have the patience. Every time I try playing it, I fall asleep and wake up a little while later feeling slightly embarrassed that I own it. Don't buy this. Not even if it's 99 cents.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
To be quite honest, the RPG elements advertised are very arbitrary and meaningless in the grand scheme of this game. It wants you to feel like a grand amount of strategy is involved but with anyone who has played Dr Mario before, they know it's purely random. Worse yet, the aesthetic is so bland, with such meaningless 3D graphics shoehorned in, they would have had better luck simply making this a Flash game with a 2D art style. Quite honestly, this game loses out to several Flash games I've played in the puzzle genre because it just doesn't really bring anything new or captivating to the table.

Save your ten dollars, this was not worth it.
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