Equin: The Lantern is my challenging roguelike with some wholly original ideas. Conquer the 50 floor dungeon and its evil inhabitants in a quest to the bottom of the joint to find the mysterious lantern itself. Free updates all the time!
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November 19

Thanksgiving Update #2

Some small QoL things and a new boss today!

ADDITIONS
  • New Boss: Plant King! Remember how almost nobody likes Killer Plants? This is their leader, who may appear (rarely) in place of the Hell Hound on the 30th floor. You'll hate him! So grab your DDT and Pest Scrolls and head on down!

  • The main menu is now 2 pages instead of 1. To access the Graveyard Folder option and the other things just select "Other Stuff".

  • One of the new menu options is "Official Guides", which takes you to my Equin page for the 3 guide I've made for this. While I was watching somebody play this on Twitch the other day he was saying how he didn't really know how to play or what anything did so I thought this would be a good idea for others like that.


CHANGES
  • I've done away with the Volume and Screen size options from the drop down menu at the top of the windows border. It just looked tacky as shit. It's been replaced with much better in-game Volume and Screen options, which are located on the new page 2 of the main menu. Just like a real game, wow!


FIXES

None!

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Well as you can probably tell I've figured out a cool way to add new bosses to the game, what with the Fuzzy Chicken the other day and the Plant King tonight. I can almost guarantee you'll be getting another 3 or 4 down the road at this rate.
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November 18

New Thanksgiving Update!

And it's a friggin' doozy

ADDITIONS
  • Minor elemental effects SINGE, CHILL, and SPARK were added to some weapons. These act like mini versions of the Wizard spells FLAMES, ICE, and ZAP. Now classes other than Wizards can have access to these never-missing magics.

  • New Obstacle: Locked Doors. From floors 15+ you may encounter a door with a huge lock on it. Any class can attempt to pick the lock, with Thieves being the best at it and Clerics the worst. If you are unsuccessful don't worry it's not like chests and there's no trap damage. Locked doors are there to slow you down, as each lockpick failure advances a turn and therefore monsters may close in on you faster.

  • New boss monster, the Fuzzy Chicken! Little and cute, this guy rarely shows up on floor 10 in place of the Troll. Unlike the Troll he has many magical attacks and worth much more XP if defeated. I've also updated the Steam Boss Guide with this guy's stats and etc.

  • New enemy battle option: ROAR. This mighty roar increases enemy attack power by 50% (can only be used once per battle). Some enemies and several bosses now have this.

  • Enemies now have their own little buff / debuff icons in battle. These appear on the right side of the screen beneath their HUD display and are pretty helpful.

  • Dead trees will now start to appear from floors 35+

  • More daily bonuses added, including Thanksgiving Day.

  • Many new stats and etc appear on the "Special" screen now, including the exact XP bonus provided by having a full Hit Streak gauge.

  • The more money you have, the higher odds a shop will appear on the next floor now. The big thresholds to watch for are $2000, $5000, and $10000. Otherwise the shop spawn rate remains unchanged.


CHANGES
  • Max enemy spawn count was slightly reduced (from map size / 20 to map size / 25). Though Equin The Lantern has tons of combat in it, I wanted to streamline it a bit more like the Auto Kill feature did before. To balance things out, all enemies are worth +50% more XP now. Each fight counts more.

  • Campfire Sets can now be set up in more places than they used to. So aside from a clean dirt spot you can set them up on top of empty barrels, chests, pots and patches of grass to name a few. Thanks ErikaUnlimited for the idea to do this!

  • Spazz Weed pots now have improved graphics. Those always bugged me!

  • Using an Unlocking Scroll will now open any locked doors as well as trapped chests.

  • Using a Pest Scroll will now kill any trees and change them into the new Dead Tree sprites.

  • The Warrior's Glove now has a +1% critical hit chance to it.

  • Changed Tip #70 to- "Many items and weapons can be used while still in your backpack. Experiment!" And it's true. Everyone should be doing this a little haha..

FIXES
    None this time.

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Everybody have a safe and happy holiday season!
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About This Game

A randomly generated deal, each game is different!

Story:

You're a kid. Who's gray. With rabbit ears.

People have been grumbling about the goings-on below town. Seems there's some sort of magic lantern that's throwing the whole joint into chaos. Yeah, that's what I said too! Full of it, they gotta' be, right? Turns out- not so much..

So.. What's it you do again, kid? Warrior? Thief? Wizard? Cleric??!
OH! A lawyer!?

Hahaha, well you sure had me fooled there for a while.. little jerk..

Here's what you're gonna' do: Head below town, JUST FOR ME, and see what the hell that Lantern's on about. They tell me it turns all kinds of colors, and each color changes the rules.

How so!? What am I, an electrician?!?
That's up to you to find out!

And so you did!

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Equin: The Lantern is my fun little roguelike with some wholly original ideas. Conquer the 50 floor dungeon and its evil inhabitants in a quest to the bottom of the joint to find the mysterious lantern itself. With features like a turn-based 1st person battle system, Auto Killing weaker enemies, an XP Hit Streak bonus, hundreds of weapons and armor to find, diabolical floor events to shake things up, a lantern who screws with the rules, and oh yeah- PERMADEATH BABY, this is the game for those who like a good challenge.

STRATEGERIZE by slamming doors in your enemy's face to lock them in a room, or lead them into a web and trap their stank @sses. Watch out for stronger champ versions though and much stronger bosses at every turn!

NOTE: This time around I got some help from the fantasic Rocco W and his sick 8-bit tunes! They were so good I decided to scrap all my own music except for the title theme.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP, 7
    • Processor: Fully tested on 2Ghz, older machines should have no problem too
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Anything that handles basic hardware acceleration
    • Storage: 110 MB available space
    • Sound Card: No fancy sound card required
    • Additional Notes: 54 MB hard drive space is req for the awesomeness
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win 7, 8, 10

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