Enter the magical world of Tangledeep, a beautifully polished dungeon crawler inspired by classic 16-bit RPGs! Colorful characters, a unique job system, and beautiful environments meet deep roguelike gameplay for adventures that are different every time you play.
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Why Early Access?

“Tangledeep is already a beautiful, polished game with dozens of hours of gameplay. Its procedurally-generated maps, hundreds of items, 9 jobs, and diverse monsters give it high replayability even though the game isn't 100% done yet. Through Early Access, we can continue iterating on the game - expanding the dungeon, the story and lore, more items, more jobs, etc. - while also collecting valuable and useful feedback from players!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Tangledeep will be in Early Access until December 2017. We have a clear development roadmap and we expect the full, final game will be released in either November or December.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version of the game will have significantly expanded story and lore content, more art (i.e. character directional sprites, attack animations), many more items, side areas, jobs, abilities, and secrets, fine-tuned balance, and additional challenge modes, among other things.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Tangledeep has been in development since February 2016 and already has rich gameplay, Windows & OSX support (Linux works on some distros), full controller support, 50+ monsters hundreds of items... It's in great shape! We are constantly working on the game with new builds every few days.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“There will be no price difference from Early Access to the final game launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Tangledeep's development has been very open to the community since day 1! We post development updates on Twitter and our Discord server regularly, as well as through our email list. Andrew (the lead developer) streams development weekly on Twitch as well.

Your feedback, suggestions, comments, and concerns will continue to be heard and rolled into ongoing development!”
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September 22

Friday Patch Review Roundup: September 22, 2017

Hello adventurers! Development is in high-gear and we've got lots of cool stuff to share from our work over the past week.

MAGIC GROVE EXPANDED
Tired of all your trees doing the same thing? Now there are four distinct species of tree, all with their own unique look and items! Depending on what kind of drops you need, you can plant the appropriate seeds and cultivate your very own custom grove. You can also find uncommon and even rare seeds that result in more magnificent and powerful trees.

DEEPER ITEM CUSTOMIZATION - LUCID ORBS
If you haven't used the Dreamcaster yet, it's a device in Riverstone Grove that allows you to spend Orbs of Reverie - plus some gold - to delve into "Item Dreams" and power up your items. We've expanded this system further with the addition of "Lucid Orbs", which have specific modifiers already attached to them. For example, using a "Lucid Orb of Elemental Shielding" in the Dreamcaster and entering your favorite legendary shield will add Elemental Shielding to that shield! (As long as you spend enough gold, too.)

Lucid Orbs will allow players to more precisely customize the perfect gear set for their character, and encourage new builds! Stay tuned, as this system is going to get expanded even further next week...

MORE DIRECTIONAL ANIMATIONS
More jobs now have idle/run sprites in all four cardinal directions. We're looking more polished every day.

TONS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENTS
From instant switching of ranged weapons to better equipment bonus readouts, page up/down shortcuts, a better pet UI display, better error message feedback, smarter cursor auto-targeting and over a dozen more features, we've been fulfilling lots of player-requested improvements.

Our philosophy is that the challenge of Tangledeep should come from the gameplay, not issues with controls, UI, or information displays. That all should be butter smooth and a pleasure to interact with!

BALANCE ADJUSTMENTS
In our ongoing mission to maximize the number of fun and effective builds and characters you can use, we've made changes such as allowing 2-handed weapons to have up to 8 magic mods, making Daggers use both Guile and Strength to compliment the stats of common dagger-using jobs, adjusting how summons work, and much more.

We've also punched up the difficulty of New Game+ mode a bit further, and adjusted the second boss fight to be more in line with the escalating difficulty of the 1st and 3rd. Lastly, the XP curve has been tweaked so the early game doesn't soar by quite so quickly, while at the same time monsters take longer to become "Worthless".

ENGINE OPTIMIZATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS
We've continued to do lots of under-the-hood work, reducing the size of save files, reducing level generation time, and adding a spiffier, more-accurate way to see if the game is loading data (rather than sitting at a black screen with static text.)

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p.s. Have you been enjoying Tangledeep? If so, consider writing a review! It really helps the visibility of game <3
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September 15

Three-week patch notes roundup!

Hello adventurers! Let's go over all the awesome stuff that has been added, changed, and improved over the last 3 weeks.

DIRECTIONAL ANIMATION PROGRESS
One of the major goals of our Kickstarter was raising funds to do directional animations for all player characters. We've made some great progress on that, with the Brigand being the first job to enjoy a full set of animations in all directions!

FLASK INFUSIONS
Who doesn't love extra flavor in their drink? At levels 5, 10, and 15, you will now get a choice of Infusions to add to your flask which produce all sorts of positive effects!

HUGELY EXPANDED LATE-GAME
Previously, reaching floor 20 would take you to the final boss battle. Now, there is a final 'hub area' with four connected, hand-crafted zones with all-new monsters and minibosses to fight. Completing these very difficult areas doesn't just yield great loot, XP, and JP, but they will weaken the final boss as well.

BRAND-NEW CORRAL AND PET SYSTEM
It's what you've always wanted: the ability to not just capture dungeon monsters, but take them into the dungeon as permanent pets! The new monster corral builds on the previous patches, allowing you up to 12 monster slots (up from 3). Captured monsters, once further tamed, can be brought back into the dungeon and will fight by your side forever... or until they die. But unlike other pets, monster pets get half of your healing, so it's easier to keep 'em alive!

Not only that, but it is now possible to create ALL-NEW monsters by cooking Romantic meals and serving them to two monsters with good relationships. Did I mention all monsters now maintain relationships with all other monsters in the corral?! Hybrid monsters inherit stats and powers from their parents, allowing you to potentially create the ultimate pet with lots of awesome stats and abilities.

TONS AND TONS OF ENGINE WORK
From performance optimizations to save data handling and much more, we've written huge swaths of engine code to make it more performant and easier to edit and maintain.

BUG FIXES AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Dozens of fixes and QOL improvements have been made, such as showing more detailed and accurate Spellshape information, a new pet "party" UI on the main HUD, better menu behavior and much more.

PORT PROGRESS?!
Tangledeep is getting a console port! Which console? You'll find out soon enough! With master devmans Jim Shepard now on the team full-time, we've actually created a working build on (insert console name here). Exciting times!
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About This Game

Tangledeep combines the 16-bit graphics and polish of classic SNES-era RPGs with elements from roguelikes and dungeon crawlers to create a magical experience for players of all skill levels. Trapped in underground villages with no memory of the world at the surface, you must survive an ever-changing labyrinth to discover what lies above. Experience rich, tactical, turn-based gameplay as you explore a sprawling dungeon that’s different each time you play. Tangledeep features a customizable job system and hundreds of collectible items that allow you to approach each playthrough in a totally new way!

The Setting


For hundreds of years, people have lived in the safety of underground settlements and villages – where the only route to the surface is “Tangledeep,” a mysterious and ever-changing labyrinth. With memories of the surface world long forgotten, you set out for the labyrinth to discover what lies above. With each floor – full of magical beasts, ancient automatons, bizarre environments and hybrid biomes – the mystery grows ever deeper…

Key Features

  • Experience finely-tuned, procedurally-generated and handcrafted gameplay as you fight challenging monsters, complete quests, and collect rare items.
  • Master deep, tactical turn-based combat across 9 unique jobs. (More to come!)
  • Choose between two game modes – including Adventure Mode, which removes the pain of permadeath.
  • Share some of your progress between characters by using the banking system, or planting magic trees and raising monsters in town.
  • Take in the scenery – comprised of beautiful 16-bit graphics and carefully handcrafted maps!
  • Relax to a beautiful soundtrack composed by award-winning composer Andrew Aversa – joined by Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana) and Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye 007, Civilization: Beyond Earth).

Multiple Platforms and Control Methods

  • Runs on both PC and Mac, with Linux support in continuing development (already works great on several distros)
  • Play with virtually any controller, and remap any control, binding, or shortcut
  • Old-school keyboard-only support (numpad movement) as well as WASD preset bindings available
  • Full mouse support - can even be played with ONLY the mouse!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics supporting DX9 or DX11 with 9.3 capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics supporting DX9 or DX11 with 9.3 capabilities
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ / Steam OS+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics supporting DX9 or DX11 with 9.3 capabilities
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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