Below the Stone is an extraction roguelike about dwarves on the quest for the deepest depths. A place where each and every descent will lead to new adventures -- and where only the most determined dwarves with many lost lives will be rewarded by the hidden world lying below the stone.
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Mostly Positive (11) - 72% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (319) - 84% of the 319 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 17, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Much of the early foundation already exist within Below the Stone, and will continue to be built on as time goes on. We are focusing on meta-progress content, future cave layers, and many of Below the Stone's future biomes and resources that are going to be released as major content updates. We'll have a constant ear on what our community has to say as we work on the game!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Below the Stone's released date will be flexible, and based entirely on the feedback of players like yourself!”

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

“We have several big features that we intend on releasing in our big content updates:

- A plethora of new biomes to explore
- New resources to mine and collect
- New monsters to battle with
- New bosses to encounter
- Additional NPCs to assist you on your runs
- MANY new crafting recipes
- Lore to dig into
- Additional features based on community feedback”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Current state of Early Access is the foundation of Below the Stone. The game currently does not include all the the cave layers we intend on adding, or the full list of creatures, crafting recipes, armor sets, class sets, etc. Early Access will include the early cavern layers of the game, several NPCs you can interact with in the kingdom, which has many hours of content that we hope to build more on.

  • Early/midgame content.
  • Multiple equipment tiers to progress through
  • Singleplayer
  • Basic crafting/trading NPCs
  • Procedurally generated caverns to explore with many unique biomes and resources
  • Many enemies and creatures to find and battle
  • Melee and ranged combat.
  • Keyboard & Mouse / Partial Controller + Steam Deck support

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

“The price will likely gradually rise for the launched into 1.0!”

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

“For anyone with any experience with our community, you will know we listen to our fan's input all the time. We host playtests every 1-3 months to get direct input from players to see if we are doing the right thing as developers. We'd love you to join our Discord community and become a part of the open development process of Below the Stone!
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Below the Stone is a punishing pixel art roguelike about dwarves questing to reach the deepest depths. Each and every descent will lead to new adventures, where only the most determined players with many risked lives will be rewarded by the hidden world that lies below.

Discover treasures worth dwarven death for. Within the stone below lies the adventure every dwarf worth their beard seeks, but there's always a price. Often death. Explore and pillage many cavern layers, and over 25+ planned biomes.

Each level deeper lies more dangerous biomes, yet also greater rewards to mine and uncover.







The Dwarven kingdom is your place for crafting, preparation, and storing loot for later expeditions. You have control over what resources you choose to keep at home safe and sound, and what equipment you dare wear with you on your next cave dive. The only catch is if you die, you will lose all the items you took down into the caves on your dwarf - such is the cost of progress! Additionally, your stay in the dwarven kingdom will yield an ever-growing cast of allies to aid you on your adventures below the surface. For example...



A dwarf's best friend is someone who can turn shiny things into useful tools. The Blacksmith is the reliable friend to give you proper weaponry, armor, and equipment for your future descents. Newly found ores can be made into fresh new equipment to help you on your next trip into the depths, arming yourself for the dangerous realms below...





Unique Characters may be encountered underground and are in need of rescue; these folk will be welcomed to your dwarven home as new companions to help you on your future descents. From elven witches who brew potions, to legendary dwarven crafters! We plan on the kingdom having at least 10 - 12 important mainline characters you will be able to save and bring back to help your future adventures. Each of them will add a unique flavor to the kingdom and your journeys downward as they give you better chances, modifiers, and even change your playstyle.





Keeping goblins from scalping that beard of yours, make sure to do anything you can to increase your odds of coming back from your next descent! Brand new armor, weapons, and tools do make your missions easier. Be warned: if you die in Below The Stone, everything remains buried Below The Stone. Use your resources wisely, smart and experienced players may plan out their future runs well ahead of time, while more daring ones may take their best gear to risk going deeper!



Features:
  • Procedurally generated cave complexes which lead to a new adventure in every descent.
  • Plans on releasing 25+ biomes to explore with unique creatures, fauna, and resources to explore.
  • Multiple dungeons on each layer to test your mettle.
  • Change your dwarf's loadout (Your equipment determines your stats and abilities).
  • A Dwarven Kingdom with many important characters to meet, save, and aid!
  • Custom Cave missions for every descent.
  • Roguelike experience
  • Safely store extra loot and resources at the Dwarven Kingdom.
  • An hour long+ soundtrack to immerse yourself into a fantasy spelunking experience.
  • Dwarves, blunderbusses, and fresh shiny things!
  • Digging holes (diggy diggy holes)!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (2*1866) or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 GS (512 MB) or equivalent
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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