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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June 25

KeeperRL Alpha 28 is released!

KeeperRL Alpha 28 is out! This update focuses on modding support, and also features new content and many quality-of-life improvements.

At this point most of KeeperRL's content has been exported to data files and can be modded. Mods can be shared at keeperrl.com and downloaded directly from the game! A few veteran players have already published a mod with massive amounts of new content.

I'd like to thank everyone involved in crash testing this patch, sending bug reports and suggestions. Your help was invaluable!

Scroll down for a detailed change log.



If you would like to continue your saved game from Alpha 27, you can opt-in into the "Alpha 27 save compatibility" BETA branch under the game's properties in Library. Make sure to opt-out of the branch to go back to Alpha 28 when you're done!

Gameplay
  • Merged "campaign", "free play" and "endless" modes. Endless enemy waves can be set to attack after winning the game or from the start.
  • Improved the spell system, with multiple spell schools and many added spells.
  • Demon rituals are now performed by regular minions in order to attract demons and to heal them.
  • Improved AI for spell casting and potion throwing.
  • Spirit/ghost creatures have a separate health type, called materialization, with dedicated health potions and can be healed using demon rituals.
  • Healer team member AI does a better job at not engaging in fights.
  • Added rare spawning of the village guardian aka "witchman".
Content
  • Black dragon enemy.
  • Gates/double doors.
  • Fire trap.
  • Orc healer minion
  • Orc shaman renamed to orc mage.
  • Battle mage and fire mage minions for the White Keeper.
  • Fighter abilities: "swap positions" and "shove".
  • Reworked "summon spirit" spell of the shaman and unicorns to summon ghosts of actual creatures.
  • Healing and Heal other spells have been merged into a single spell with two upgrades.
  • Group healing spell.
  • Cure blindness spell.
  • Magic missile spell upgrades.
  • Teleport spell.
  • Pacify spell.
  • Magic cancellation spell and effect, preventing another creature from casting spells.
  • Pull spell.
  • Firewall spell.
  • Magical damage ring, which transforms melee damage of a creature into magical damage during a fight.
Modding
  • Added a new mod menu that allows downloading mods from the server.
  • Added support for adding new sprites in mods.
  • Campaign and endless enemies are now moddable.
  • All furniture, traps and other constructions are moddable.
  • Better support for creative or "cheating" modes: placing minions, and items, and immediate digging in the building menu.
  • Improved reporting errors in mods.
  • Retired dungeons contain information on which mods are required to load them.
  • Some sprites, such as all of the keeper sprites, support color variants without having to modify the sprite itself.
  • Added support for "magical floors" that cause a "LastingEffect" on the creature standing on them.
UI
  • Added a search box and other improvements to the list of retired dungeons.
  • Improved player name entry text field.
Fixes
  • Multiple optimizations for larger dungeons.
  • Online highscores are not downloaded anymore at the start of the game to improve startup time.
  • Made White Keeper animals visible in minions tab and obey quarters.
  • Fixed splitting team if undead team members can't travel due to daylight.
  • Fixed a bug that caused traveling team members to be transferred back to base randomly.
  • Fixed base retirement crashes.
  • Fixed showing gender names in character menu.
  • Fixed issue with increasing adventurer training levels beyond limits.
  • Fixed gas emitting in poison gas trap.

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June 4

Alpha 28 is available for testing

I've uploaded a pre-release build of Alpha 28 for all three platforms. I invite all seasoned players to take a look and post their feedback in this thread or in the comments below.

Please don't opt in if you are new to the game, as this build is 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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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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