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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March 4

Alpha 27 is available for testing!

I've uploaded a pre-release build of Alpha 27 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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February 28

Summary of development in February

The past month saw a big number of small improvements added to KeeperRL. Below is a brief rundown.

Z-level variations

Implementing Z-levels doesn’t end with simply adding a Z-axis, the levels themselves need to have some interesting content. Besides the obvious mineral veins, you’ll find enemies, whole settlements and sometimes even special levels. For example, you may encounter the following situation after digging down:



Temples and ruins

I’ve added new locations that are scattered around the maps randomly. They have some interesting interactions, but I won’t spoil them for you. I realized that this is something that KeeperRL is missing very much, so I’ll be adding many more in the future. Including bigger, multi-level ones.



Crafting upgrades

In one of the recent updates I’ve added the ability to craft magical equipment, but the system was very basic – it was totally random and the types of items were predefined. With this change you’ll be able to craft unique items by combining multiple upgrades. These upgrades can be found in the form of glyphs while exploring the world.



Modding

In Alpha 27 you’ll be able to modify and add new creatures to the game. They can be used for keeper and adventurer characters or as immigrants. For now it’s not possible to add new creatures to world generation (although you can modify existing ones), and you also have to reuse existing sprites. I’ll work on these two things in the next update.

I’ve also made it possible to switch between mods in the game’s settings, and they can be simply placed as subdirectories in data_free\game_config.

I’m planning to release a testing build on Steam some time next week, so stay tuned!
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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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