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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January 28

Castle Torgeath 1.1.0 – Controller Support and Art

Hello everyone!

For this update, we have added partial-controller support and many scenery improvements in all levels of the game. We have tested Xbox 360 controllers on Windows 7 and 8 as well as Xbox one controllers for Windows 10. In addition, new scenery items such as candles and loot were added in all levels. These additions provide an improved ambiance, especially in the later levels, and double as clues for the dungeon.

We wanted to add controller support to give off the old-style console dungeon crawler feel. With our current partial controller support you will be able to look around, use all the attacks, block, run, select objects, switch weapons, access various menus, sheath your weapon, and basically do anything you could do with the keyboard and mouse outside of the menus.

For the menus, you have complete control of the inventory, character sheet, clue menus, and NPC discussions by using the D-pad and “A” and “B” buttons to select and cancel respectively. You can also overwrite the auto save and load that auto save with the controller. Unfortunately, the options menu and the character customization menu at the beginning of the game won’t be accessible by the controller but still can be used by the mouse. Lastly you can change the look-around sensitivity for the controller by modifying the Mouse/Controller sensitivity setting in the options menu. Overall, using the controller should provide a fun and retro feel to the game if you want to use it.

We also added another layer of various art and effects throughout the game. The idea was to give the entire game a few more sprinkles on top. The main thing was more effects primarily in the form of various types of candles. However, these art additions are not just for game feel. The effects serve as clues on where to go and what you might encounter as you move further in the dungeon. The strategic placing of the effects combined with the art creates a whole new feel for certain sections of the game.

Lastly due to due to the many requests we have received, we wanted to let you know that we intend to work on the map as a primary feature for our next update. There will be a map for each level in addition to a few new unique surprises. We hope to have the new map feature out late February.

Here are the full details of the update:

  • Implemented partial controller support for Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers
  • Updated the Help page with controller button info
  • Added scenery and effects in the Battlements
  • Added scenery and effects in the Library
  • Added scenery, loot, and effects in the Smithy
  • Added scenery, loot, and effects in the Royal Chamber
  • Added scenery and effects in the Mines
  • Added scenery and effects in the Alchemy Labs
  • Changed some enemy types in parts of the Library
  • Fixed various minor bugs
Sample of new scenery in level 2 (Library):

Sample of new scenery in level 4 (Royal Chambers):

Sample of new scenery in Level 1 (The Battlements):

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

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January 14

Castle Torgeath 1.0.5 is now available

Hello everyone!

We have made some minor scenery/balancing additions in level 1 (The Battlements) and fixed two issues. The first issue was a lighting error when brightness was changed while the torch was out. The second happened when the player was killed and the game was restarted from the beginning rather then from your AutoSave file. Thanks for all your feedback to make the game better!

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“a rogue-like dungeon crawler with inspiration from Skyrim and Legend of Grimrock”
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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.


  • Play an interesting mix of several genres that forms gameplay which rewards quick reactions, good stat management, and careful exploration.
  • Enhance yourself with a working RPG system that allows you to choose what your character specializes in and how you approach combat.
  • Fight intense battles using a variety of weapons against many kinds of enemies.
  • Combat a reanimation fog that morphs fallen enemies.
  • Survive by scavenging food, potions, and other supplies.
  • Discover an in-depth story that explains the events that previously occurred in the castle.
  • Engage five dangerous bosses each in their own arenas.

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.

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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