Auto-cannibalism. Demonic Seduction. Occult Rituals. Bloodfeasting Worms. This dark, horrific Twine-based dungeon crawler pairs edgy interactive fiction with grisly pixel art and light RPG elements. Navigate this sprawling narrative-driven labyrinth bristling with otherworldly doom.
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Very Positive (63 reviews) - 84% of the 63 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 9, 2015

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August 22

Steam Trading Cards are Live!

Creeping forth from the blackest pit of pestilence comes a delicious invention of dark, wicked design...

That's right: Steam Trading Cards are finally here!

Thanks so much for your continued support of TBIAD since launch! The community has been asking, so I've finally managed to carve out time to create and implement Steam Trading Cards for the game. Mercifully, I've elected to set them to drop at slightly shorter intervals than most games.

I really appreciate everyone's interest in the game! If you're enjoying it, please take a moment to leave a Steam review! That makes a big difference -- especially in terms of motivating me to keep tinkering away on some grisly future projects I think you'll love.

The positive reviews have been very kind and encouraging, and I've also gained a lot of insight from useful critical feedback, too.

TBIAD was first created with Twine as an experiment. I'm thrilled with what I was able to create within the tool's limitations (and my own, at the time), and I've learned a ton over the past year. Now that I'm working in GameMaker Studio, I'm able to do SO much more, so I can't wait to share with you what's coming up!

Stay tuned and thanks again!
-Nathan

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Reviews

“[For an interactive text adventure, This Book Is A Dungeon succeeds very well and makes us feel as though we are in the story, immersing us in its fear and horror.]”
IGN Greece

“Nathan Meunier has created a dungeon crawler horror game filled with HP Lovecraft-inspired monsters and puzzles…[TBIAD] also creates detailed, horrific scenarios, both physically and mentally.”
Indie Game Magazine

“Surprisingly cohesive, and striking in its resemblance to older Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, albeit with a fairly thick Lovecraftian polish. It captures a desperate tone by offering numerous ways to die. It’s charming, occasionally trippy, and gruesome throughout.”
Paste Magazine

About This Game

Auto-cannibalism. Demonic Seduction. Occult Rituals. Bloodfeasting Worms. This Book Is A Dungeon has it all and more. This dark, horrific Twine-based dungeon crawler pairs edgy interactive fiction with grisly pixel art and light RPG elements. Prepare to be disturbed, titillated, and savaged by unholy denizens aplenty in your quest to navigate this sprawling narrative-driven labyrinth bristling with otherworldly doom.

WARNING: THIS GAME WILL KILL YOU. OFTEN.


Part of the intended challenge is in experimenting to see where different paths and choices lead you. It's impossible to experience all of the content in a single runthrough. Experiment, be bold, and uncover your fate, wherever it may lead!

Features:


  • Experience a grim story-driven horror adventure
  • Solve cryptic and disturbing puzzles
  • Die in dozens of horrible ways
  • Enjoy light RPG elements, including combat and inventory
  • Discover multiple endings
  • BONUS: 40,000 word game dev diary


This game is not for the squeamish or faint of heart.

BONUS GAME DEV DIARY EBOOK



This Book Is A Dungeon was originally created as an interactive fiction and self-publishing experiment. It was initially launched as a game inside a Kindle book that served as a developer diary documenting the entire process for creating the game from start to finish. As part of the Steam Edition, you can access a free download link for a PDF version of the dev diary within the main menu.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM MB RAM
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