Test your luck and cunning in this exciting RPG as you craft, cast, and pillage your way through Lord Dredmor's Dungeons.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,191 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

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Includes 3 items: Dungeons of Dredmor, Dungeons of Dredmor: Realm of the Diggle Gods, Dungeons of Dredmor: Conquest of the Wizardlands

 

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"Entry-level roguelike with a great sense of a humor, high replay value and a communism skill tree. If you've never played a roguelike, try this one."

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Create and share all new monsters, items, skills, spells and dungeon rooms! Ever wanted an acid fireball? How about a skill that summons Diggle mages? A staff that explodes when you throw it and turns everyone who it kills into zombies? Easy. A trap that can only be disarmed by feeding it 10 gallons of Slivovitz plum brandy? A magical pear that summons a magical orange that summons a magical apple that summons the original magical pear? That's more like it.

The Steam Workshop is a place designed to make it easy to find, play, and share quality custom content created by other fans. Simply head over to the Steam Workshop page, find a mod that you would like to play, and hit "Subscribe". The mod will be downloaded to just the right spot, and upon loading Dredmor you simply hit the "Mod" button on the launcher and pick which ones you want to load.

Or, if you want to try your hand at your own creations, head over to http://dredmod.com/wiki/Main_Page and take a look at some tutorials on how to craft your own! We've included information on how to make and upload a mod, as well as some of the code that you can use to create completely unique content.

About This Game

Long ago, the Dark Lord Dredmor was bound in the darkest dungeons beneath the earth by great and mighty heroes. Centuries later, the magical bonds that hold him in place are loosening and his power grows ever stronger. The land cries out for a new hero, a powerful warrior or a mystic wizard like those spoken of in the prophecies of yore.
What they have, unfortunately, is you...
Step into the Dungeons of Dredmor! Embrace your destiny! Face evil of the likes the world has never known - the terrifying Swarmies, the undulating Thrusties, and the adoreable nest-building Diggles. Worship Inconsequentia, the Goddess of Pointless Sidequests, or try your luck as a devotee of the nameless Lutefisk God. Cast powerful magic learned from the dark business warlocks of the school of Necronomiconomics, or summon the Viking Runes of your ancestors to blast your foes with thunder and lightning! Discover the power that can be had by wielding a bizarre armament of devastating weaponry such as the Interdimensional Axe, the Plastic Ring, and the Invisible Shield (if you can remember where you left it). Wield shoes decorated by the Dwarven Glittersmiths, all of whom have now committed suicide because of their shame, and embrace the joys of destroying giant moustache-wielding brick demons with a mace decorated with tawdry, delicious bacon.
While you’re at it, be prepared to die. A lot. In hideous, screaming pain that makes you throw your keyboard out the window.
The Dungeons of Dredmor await. Are you ready for them?

Key features:

  • Classic Roguelike gameplay with the sweet, refreshing taste of point-and-click interfaces. No longer must you press CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-x to drink a potion.
  • Randomly generated dungeons entice you with the sweet, sweet promises of treasure and … things.
  • Old-school pixel goodness. Face lovingly hand-animated monsters and enjoy the great taste of beautiful, individually rendered items on top of a sea of gorgeous, potent tile-work.
  • Wield the awesome power of the Anvil of Krong, lest it wield you!
  • Incredibly complicated crafting system! Wield relics of the Great Elven/Dwarven conflict; grind down ingots to make powdered aluminum and shove it directly up your nostrils!
  • Hordes of monsters never-before-seen in a video game!
  • Deploy cunning traps to defeat your foes!
  • Infinite replay value: choose from a selection of mind-boggling skills to create your character. A new gameplay experience awaits every time!
  • Did we mention there’s lutefisk?

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo/Athlon 64 or above recommended
    • Memory: 1 GB of RAM minimum; 2 GB recommended
    • Hard Disk Space: 400+ megabytes
    • Video Card: Any DirectX-compatible video device with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 600 or 1024 x 768
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Sound: Any DirectX-compatible audio device
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo/Athlon 64 or above recommended
    • Memory: 1 GB of RAM minimum; 2 GB recommended
    • Hard Disk Space: 400+ megabytes
Helpful customer reviews
46 of 47 people (98%) found this review helpful
76.9 hrs on record
I want to tell you the story of one of the most fantastic adventurers I ever created, his name is Gershwin. He began as a strange idea for the most stupid type of character I could have made. He would punch everything, get the crap kicked out of him, and drink every philter of booze he found. I crafted him and then set him loose on the first level and was amazed when he did not die immediately. I followed his adventures as he raided kitchens, punched robots to death, and drunkenly stumbled through level after level. He made it farther than any other character I had made, I formed a massive backstory for him as he went that bordered on actual fanfiction. It was the most beautiful thing that has ever happened. Gershwin swaggered onto yeat another level and began tearing through the obstacles in the best hat zorkmids could buy. Gershwin ran into a room filled with fountains and saw a single lutefisk warrior on an outcropping. He rushed over to give him what for like the gentleman adventuer he is, but the warrior must have known him by reputation as he started to hide behind the nearest fountain. Gershwin rushed over and gave him the, "Dance of One Thousand Boots." Then Gershwin realized, he had kicked the fountain in his haste as well. The fountain had landed in an immovable position and was wedged there forever. My heart broke in that moment because I knew, Gershwin would forever be bobbing his eyebrows on that stone islet. Never to adventure again. He is now the only save file that will forever remain, and Gershwin will forever be punished for my hubris. Buy Dungeons of Dredmor, have adventures, inadvertently enact a tragedy.
Posted: August 16
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38 of 63 people (60%) found this review helpful
84.5 hrs on record
*walks into a teleport*
*gets teleported into a 3x3 room with 3 bosses in it, hardest permadeath*
*is dead the next turn*
*rage quit*

10/10 would play again.
Posted: July 3
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Everyone who likes real roguelike games (as in games that are similar to the original 'rogue' game, not all these platform games and stuff that people keep calling "roguelike") must buy this game! This is the best modern adaptation of rogue/nethack/moria/etc that I've seen so far. (Also see Sword of the Stars for a good sci-fi themed game of this sort.) Crafting makes a good addition to the game, as does the excellent skill system. You're also given difficulty level settings and permadeath can be enabled or disabled.

Overall this game just kicks ♥♥♥ and it's hard to find anything wrong with it.
Posted: September 5
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
70.9 hrs on record
This game has something liked "The Binding of Isaac" which is fun.

The more you died, the more you're fun.
Posted: May 28
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Bought this game because a friend said it was fun. Didn't expect much, but I was very supprised to find that the characters you make are very custimizable. Offers several hours of fun!
Posted: June 20
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128 of 135 people (95%) found this review helpful
164.9 hrs on record
Now that reviews are here, let me review the ♥♥♥♥ out of this game.

Dungeons of Dredmor is, in one word, the-seriously-best-game-ever.

No? Well, maybe I'm overstating. But it's definitely one of the best -if not THE best- Roguelike I've ever played. I will always return to this game. It will constantly captivate me in its shiny roguelike eyes. Maybe it's because every character you make can have a new and exciting build. Maybe it's because no run-through is exactly the same. Maybe it's because there's actual crafting that's better than in some big name MMO's. Maybe it's because your death is always your own damn fault. Or maybe it's because diggles are so cute (but they hate you so much). I don't know, probably all of the above (definitely). I will always love this game and this game will always show me a good time. If you know what I mean. And I think you do.

Negatives? The humor is sometimes a little too much, I think, like every-blooming-thing needed to be funny. Oh, there's funny in there, but sometimes you just want the flavor texts to give it a rest already. Furthermore, I guess the art style turns off some people, not me personally, but I've heard it as a complaint. I can understand that, but my advice would be to ignore it and just try it.

You won't be disappointed.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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