Ambitious dungeon simulator with roguelike and RPG elements. Take the role of an evil wizard and study the methods of black magic. Equip your minions and explore the world, murder innocent villagers and burn their homes. Build your dungeon, lay traps and prepare for an assault of angry heroes.
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Mar 31, 2015
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Making the game available since its early stages has been vital to its development. Feedback received from players was priceless. Now I feel that KeeperRL is ready to be shown to a wider audience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“For at least one year, maybe more.”

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

“The full version will be more stable and polished, and more complete in every aspect. Maps will be larger, monsters more intelligent, and loot more plentiful.

Individual games will last much longer.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It's very playable, and stable enough to work for most players. A single game will give you up to two hours of fun. And you won't win on your first try :)

There are still some bugs though, and the game is incomplete in many ways.”

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

“The price will stay the same.”

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

“I've already involved the community by taking feature requests and openly discussing the game's design.”
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July 7

KeeperRL Alpha25 available for testing on Steam

As promised, I have uploaded a pre-release build of Alpha25. There are still various issues to be fixed and this version contains some placeholder artwork, but I believe that it's quite playable. I invite all seasoned players to take a look and post their feedback in this thread or in the comments below.

The new version allows submitting bug reports from within the game, optionally attaching a save file or screenshot. Please use this feature to submit as many reports as you like, including suggestions, minor issues or typos.

Please don't opt in if you are new to the game, as it's very unstable, and the tutorial doesn't work at the moment.

To opt-in into the build, please go into the game's properties, BETA tab, and choose the "dev" branch.
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July 5

Alpha25 release plan

I haven't posted updates for a while, but KeeperRL's development has been quite steady. Among other things, I've done a lot of work in the UI department, of which you'll find a short rundown below.

Overhauled villains UI
I've received a lot of reports of players being confused and angry about being attacked by stronger enemies. While they always have a good reason for attacking, the game didn't do a good job at communicating this. With this update, you'll receive notifications about triggered villains along with the specific reason. The game will also tell you when you can pillage a defeated enemy or trade with an ally. In general, this piece of UI replaces the villains tab, providing the information in a much more player-friendly way.




Creature inventory and lying items
You can now inspect any creature's inventory or what items are lying on the ground both in the real-time and in control mode. Very useful when looking for items in your storage room or on the battle ground.



Bug reporting tool
I've made it possible to report bugs without leaving the game. You can optionally attach a screenshot or a save file, which is a big improvement over players having to find the file on their disk and email it to me. :P



Imp hauling AI improvement
Imps will now be able to pick up items from many locations before heading back to storage, instead of bringing items one by one.

In terms of features, Alpha25 is almost ready, and I'll be uploading a testing build to Steam very soon. The update will be released officially once Artur finishes some necessary artwork, and I iron out all remaining (known) bugs and missing features.
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About This Game

KeeperRL is an ambitious dungeon simulator with roguelike and RPG elements. Take the role of an evil wizard and study the methods of black magic. Equip your minions and explore the world, murder innocent villagers and burn their homes. Build your dungeon, lay traps and prepare for an assault of angry heroes.

When you control your minions the game changes into a classic roguelike, with turn-based and very tactical combat. You can also play as an adventurer and assault dungeons made by you or other players.

Dungeon management

You will dig deep into the mountain and build dozens of rooms, corridors and traps. Your minions will train and produce weapons and armor. Prisoners will be tortured. You will research new technologies like alchemy, beast mutation and sorcery.

Roguelike mechanics

The world is simulated on a very detailed level. Creatures use equipment and consumable items. There are dozens of special items, spells, attributes and special attacks. You can cut off heads and limbs and blind or poison your enemies. If you're not careful with fire, you can burn an entire forest or even your own dungeon.

Large, procedurally generated maps

In your neighborhood you'll find castles, villages, other dungeons and special locations. Slay heroes, dragons and witches for their loot. Every game you play will be different.

Online map sharing

Download dungeons made by other players and explore them as an adventurer.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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