Castle Torgeath: Descent into Darkness is a unique blend of action, RPG, and survival in a 3D dungeon environment. Trapped in the dungeons of an ancient castle, you must scavenge for supplies, avoid traps, combat your foes, and confront the sinister threat that lurks within.
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Release Date: Jan 22, 2016

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June 17

Castle Torgeath 1.4.0 – More Player and Combat Improvements

Hello everyone!

In this release we made several changes to the player and the enemies to improve combat and game feel. Based on your feedback, we slightly adjusted the player's melee weapons and enemies hit boxes to make the combat feel and look better. We also made adjustments to how the enemies move to make it smoother in normal, hard, and rogue modes. The player was also improved by adding motion to the arms while changing direction. Finally, we made several art improvements to enemy types such as spiders and skeletons as well as improve balancing by disabling the morphs in the first chamber in the first level.

The primary focus with this update was to enhance the player’s feel of the game. One of the biggest changes is that the sword’s hit box was reduced to prevent strange feeling hits that were just beyond the reach of the weapon. Another major addition is arm motion. The arms now react to your change in movement making them feel more realistic. Lastly, dropped keys can no longer uplift the player slightly.

The enemies received feel improvements too. The most important change was tuning up their turn rates. Their turns were originally not that smooth but after playing with several parameters they now are able to turn with ease creating a better experience. The death animations for the skeletons and spiders also got a touchup. They now play faster and reposition themselves better when dying making it look more realistic. Another major improvement is that the enemies’ time to react to hits has been adjusted to give you more of the feeling of hitting the center of the enemy rather than the sides. The final change is that the rats in the first chamber at start of the game now don’t morph so you will not encounter morphs too early in the game.

Here are the full details of the update:

  • Adjusted all enemy hit boxes
  • Adjusted player melee weapons hit boxes
  • Adjusted all enemies to make for smoother motion
  • Added player arm motion effects for acceleration/deceleration
  • Adjusted all spider death animations
  • Disabled morphing in the first chamber in the first level
  • Fix some minor issues found in our testing and reported by the community

New combat scene in The Mines:

New scene from The Battlements:

Key drop from a demon in The Alchemy Lab:

More loot in the Alchemy Lab:

Thanks for all the feedback and we hope you enjoy the update!

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May 30

Castle Torgeath 1.3.2 – Enemy Improvements

Hello everyone!

In this release we made several improvements to all enemy types. The most noticeable are the changes to all enemy hit reactions including new hit animations for skeletons, insectoids, and wolves. We also added a new paralysis attack for the insectoids (watch out for the tail!). We also increased the enemy hit stun rates especially early in the game for better balancing and flow. Finally, we improved the look of the spiders. Enjoy the game and let us know what you think!

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“Beautiful... old school... so loaded with nostalgic feel that it feels like it traveled through a time machine.”
Gaming Shogun

“If you’re into the old-style dungeon crawlers this might be right up your street.”

About This Game

The darkest journeys often have the smallest beginnings…

Called upon by an old friend, you find yourself on a mission to discover the whereabouts of a missing Expedition sent to the ancient ruins of Castle Torgeath. Upon your arrival a cave in seals your exit, also sealing your fate. Knowing that no other option remains, you begin your descent into the depraved depths of Castle Torgeath.

The journey will not be easy, for Torgeath has a long and bloody history. Monsters, curses, and even starvation will impede your progress. Many who have ventured into the castle’s depths have never returned.

Along the way you will have to master the sword and the spell if you hope to survive. As you venture further into Castle Torgeath you will discover the story of the Expedition and the dark fate that befell the castle’s inhabitants.


  • Feel the retro experience come to life in modern form.
  • Play an interesting mix of several genres that creates a unique dungeon crawler which rewards quick reactions, good stat management, and careful exploration.
  • Experience an eerie ambiance that puts you on edge.
  • Enhance yourself with a RPG system that allows you to choose what your character specializes in and how you approach combat.
  • Enjoy the artistic style of a 3D free motion first-person dungeon adventure.
  • Survive by scavenging food, potions, and other supplies.
  • Combat a reanimation fog that morphs fallen enemies.
  • Barter with the Phantom Trader for 3 different special power-ups.
  • Challenge yourself in Rogue Mode where you only have one chance to live.
  • Fight intense battles using up to 6 different weapons against over 20 types of enemies.
  • Discover an in-depth story that explains the events that previously occurred in the castle.

Castle Torgeath was influenced by games such as Hexen and King’s Field and aims to maintain a dark and eerie ambiance. We’ve combined elements from past dungeon games along with a small brush of horror and our own design to bring you an exciting dungeon adventure. Castle Torgeath is bringing back the 3D dungeon adventure and we hope you will come along for the ride!

System Requirements

    • OS: Window 7 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GT630 or ATI Radeon® equivalent
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Window Supported Sound Card
    • OS: Window 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quad Core 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GTX650 or ATI Radeon® equivalent
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Window Supported Sound Card
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