Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him.
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Very Positive (94 reviews) - 91% of the 94 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,319 reviews) - 96% of the 2,319 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2015

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September 16

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“Falling with style.”
10/10 – Destructoid

About This Game

Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots for protection. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same!

The Amazing Gunboots - The fashionable and lethal Gunboots allow players to unleash a torrent of firepower on the nasty creatures dwelling in the well and slow your decent with each shot.

Unique Weapons & Items - Get different weapons, shop for peculiar items and obtain powerful upgrades that all stack and affect the way you play!

A New Adventure Every Time - Each level in Downwell is procedurally generated, so no two trips down the well are ever the same providing a fresh new adventure each time!

Music by Eirik Suhrke.
Sound Design by Joonas Turner.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Minimalist and addictive, just put your own musics and relax on it.
Also enjoy on android.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
How can a simple premise could be so deep? Downwell is an addictive game. Its mechanics are simple but hard to master. Its a short game 20 mins long -probably less from start to finish- but it can take depending of the skill level of the player at least 20 hrs to finish it. Honestly this game is an oxymoron and is a great one. It has that old feel of a NES game but modern at the same time.

At first I didn't like it, but when I started to get a grip of the mechanics and the strategy it was awesome. It has lots of replay value.

In conclusion, just buy it. It's awesome.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
32 hours later I guess I'd have to say this game is preeeetttty good. Downwell is one of my favorite types of videogames. One where true mastery over the controls make you feel like a god. This arcade style throwback has some Spelunky roguelike elements, but locomotion and fast paced shooting are king.

Don't expect Downwell to hold your hand either. The game teaches you nothing about comboing, increasing your health bar, which enemies you can and cant jump on, and what exactly is at the bottom of the well....

While there isn't a ton of content, it took me several hours (6-7ish), numerous attempts, and some luck before I was able to make it to the bottom. I've yet to make it past world 2 on hard :( For $2.99 or less I'd have to recommend (•_•)...you jump in (•_•)>⌐■-■ / (⌐■_■)... I'll see myself out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Downwell is like the binding of isaac combined with spelunky. The game is extremely fast paced and fun, and very challaging. Getting combos and decending deep down into the ground at high speeds is one of the most sadifying things I have ever played in any game. It's only 2.99, get it now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I can't believe I put this one off for so long. It feels very satisfying on the controls and mistakes feel like your own fault.

It's basic, but entertaining. Hails back to certain things in Metroid, and can have you wondering what the next area's like.

You can unlock different rulesets which also alter your run animation for a bit of fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
The perfect game to sink many many hours into. A simple concept to create an excellent rouge-lite experience and for a pound!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Watching a few seconds of Downwell can show you the general gist of the game; it is deviously simple in design in this way. You fall down a (seemingly) bottomless well, dodging and killing enemies as you fall. The same button used for jumping is used for firing your weapon, therefore, you can only fire while airborne. You rack up "Gem High, which boosts your firing power, collect power ups, and so on so forth, dealing with a brutal difficulty. It's your standard rogue-like affair, all done very well, with tight controls and a series of engaging mechanics that encourage fast and franctic gameplay as you plummet endlessly.
Ironically, my only qualm would be a lack of real depth to its mechanics and gameplay, and other players may also feel like this. But in a way, this is a completely null argument. The game is elegant and minimal, and that is why it is such a good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
One of the greatest games I have played in recent years.


Smooth, responsive controls, satisfying and varied gameplay, tons of unlockable palletes and playstyles, HUGE replay value all for 3 bucks?


What are you waiting for?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
That game is better than I thought! After 10 hrs of gameplay, I haven't finished the game on the hard mode.

Pros:
- Magic soundtrack
- Many palletes to unlock
- Many weapons
- Price of the game (2,99€)
- Challanging
Cons:
- Bats :c

// Polish Version

Ta gra jest lepsza niż myślałem! Po 10 godzinach gry nie zdołałem jej przejść na hardzie.

Plusy:
- OST
- Style do odblokowania
- Sporo broni
- Cena (2,99€) (10zł - 15zł)
- Wysoki poziom trudności
Minusy:
- Nietoperze :c
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
One of the best games I've played in 30 years of gaming. Does everything right. Perfect game.
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Chief Justice John Roberts
9.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Didn't get two cats when I beat Hard Mode, I feel cheated.

Egregious feline shortage notwithstanding, pretty good game.
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paca
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
Very interesting game! The soundtrack is pretty good and I love the feel!
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MoooTooo
11.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Cobras, Rats, Chefs, and Bats
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Dikku
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
Simple concept, great gameplay, amazing soundtrack, randomly generated glory, shopkeepers, gunboots, and falling down a dank, dark well. What more could you ask for?!?!
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cRiSPy
14.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Fall down a well and shoot stuff with your feet.
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Colonel
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Joey "The Big J" Jojo
12.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Honestly not that good, even if it is low priced.
Once you get good at normal mode, almost every death in hard mode felt like it was the result of poor RNG on the final boss fight (Sometimes I did incredibly well but only got 1 HP weapon module on the fight, whereas another time I was doing absolutely garbage I got 6).
It's very frustrating and lacks the depth to make it worth getting through.
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KHAN
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
I am a big fan of this game. Its simple but affective and, for the price, is great value for the houres of gameplay it provides.
:)
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PARTY BARGE
11.6 hrs
Posted: September 23
Tight controls, great weapon and upgrade variety, extra hard mode after clearing, fun as all heck.

Best $3 game I ever bought.
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