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 (2,968 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

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

 

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"The perfect introduction to the classic style of Roguelikes. A humourous but unforgiving adventure into rooms of brutal monsters."
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
This is typical old-school roguelike. That means you will enter the dungeon many times with different characters and this time they will have really crazy sets of skills. It's worth to try how is to play as vegan, tourist or geologist. This is definitely something that other games don't allow.
If you still not convinced, maybe powerful crafting system will convince you. You will create hundreds of different items, starting on potions, ending on Chainaxe or the Historically Inaccurate Viking Helm.

VERDICT:
If you're a roguelike fan, this it's must have for you.
If you have never tried any roguelikes, this is a good game to convince you to that genre.
If you like only modern shooters, you will never have opportunity to wear the Communist Power Ushanka.
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74 of 101 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Before you get this game, I strongly advise that you do some research.
Not because the game sucks, it's actually one of the best roguelikes I've played recently, but because of a problem I'll describe.

The game has an auto-save feature that sometimes crashes the game (Runtime Error).
You can NOT remove this auto-save feature, which wouldn't be a problem if it didn't corrupt savefiles, but unfortunately it does.
The developers of this game even acknowledged the issue, but did nothing after 2 years of knowing about it.

The only workaround is to:
1) Turn off Steam Cloud
2) "Save and Continue" in the menu (unavailable if you play Permadeath mode)
3) Manually backup your savefiles from Windows folders every now and then, so when it happens you can replace the corrupted save


I lost a 28 hours savefile due to not knowing of this issue, and I'm not gonna recommend the game despite it being rather good. I might give this another try someday, but right now I'm stunned.
Do yourself a favor and do some research before you get this game, and you won't be caught offguard.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Start the game up, throw on some music or a podcast, and subconsciously steer your way through this funny, quirky game..... Until you stumble upon a monster zoo. Then you should really pay attention.

This game has a surprising amount of depth for something so lighthearted. Completely worth your time.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
101.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
It was very fun. I felt like I could play forever. Then I lost several hours of gameplay after my game crashed and Steam Cloud decided to screw me over. Come on, Valve!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Many a time I have guaged a game's quality based on how much I think the game should be worth, and how much the devs are chargin for it. For example, the game 1000000. It is a cheap game, sold at a cheap price. And then take BL Pre-sequal, a game that arguably charges more than the content it provides is worth. However, Dungeons of Dredmor has presented me with the rare privalege of saying that this game is worth more than the asking price. Since purchasing and playing many a game, over many an hour, I am happily willing to say that, if it were demanded of me, I would have payed 15$ for this game. Maybe even 20$. That is how much it is worth to me. Any many of my friends agreed with me. Many of their first words of reaction were "You got this for HOW MUCH?!". And so I present to you Dungeons of Dredmor, a game that, for some reason, feels the need to make you pay but a fraction of the game's true value. Buy it, and buy it now.
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