Runers is a top-down rogue-like dungeon shooter where you explore a vast underground labyrinth and face fierce monsters and bosses. As the game advances further into the dungeon, you will gather Runes, which will be used to combine into 285 unique spells. Discovering new spells will unlock their entries in your Runedex; unlock them all!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (18 reviews) - 72% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2014

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Runers is a top-down rogue-like dungeon shooter where you explore a vast underground labyrinth and face fierce monsters and bosses. As the game advances further into the dungeon, you will gather Runes, which will be used to combine into 285 unique spells. Discovering new spells will unlock their entries in your Runedex; unlock them all! But be careful – if you die, your playthrough is finished.

This demo allows you to get a feel for the game but has limited content.

Limits include:
  • 5 races (full game has 20).
  • 5 classes (full game has 20).
  • 3 floors (full game has 10).
  • 2 bosses available on floor 3 (full game has 5).
  • Single- and double-rune spells only, a total of 65 spells (full game has 285).
  • Extra challenges are not unlockable.
  • Extra difficulties are not unlockable.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible.
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
Damn, this is a pretty hefty demo. It already has more spell combos and level progression than some full releases on Steam. Also, the fast pace gets quite catchy, trying to spot champions amidst giant mobs of tiny creatures. Spells come in both long range and more melee-like variants. You'll likely do a ton of kiting if you want to live though. Setting up a character can completely change how you want to approach a dungeon, rooms can have special modifiers in them. The list goes on. I'm a fan!
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
I've played almost 2 hours of this demo so far, and I really like what I've played so far. Here's a little about the game:

The spell system is diverse enough to allow for different playstyles (closeup, long distance, mid-range) and has enough variety to where I feel like I'm discovering something new every time. Also, different spells have different effects, like splash damage, piercing, etc... which allows you to play to your preference, or forces you to adapt with what you have.

The inventory system is pretty limited, but that makes me seriously question any decision to discard a spell or component. The combiners, needed to create some of the higher level spells, are rare enough to again, make me question any decision to use them.

Combat is pretty straight forward. You put the cursor on the enemy and press left or right mouse button to use a spell. Sounds easy, but becomes harder when you consider that you're constantly moving and trying to dodge attacks while returning attacks on your own.

Sound and graphics are good enough for what the game is. They didn't really stand out, but at the same time, it seemed like some thought was put into them.

The final point I'd like to mention is the difficulty. The game is tough, but it's fair at the same time. You'll spend a fair amount of time kiting enemies around rooms while taking machine-gun pot-shots at them, but there will be points where you have to open up your inventory to switch out a spell to find one that kills opponents just a little bit better.

I recommend getting this game.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
This is a wonderful throwback to the PC games I grew up with but has enough new ideas and hot gameplay elements to keep so that it doesn't feel outdated. I really like the challenge, the rune system and the tutorial is extremely well implemented (kudos for the tutorial music not being abusive) Really looking forward to the full release. A+
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
I liked it. I'm wondering what the price point will be at release.
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