Golden Krone Hotel is a gothic horror roguelike. Fight vampires with sunlight or become a vampire yourself and sneak in the shadows. Combines classic turn-based combat with dynamic lighting, an innovative potion system, and fast paced gameplay.
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Very Positive (80) - 98% of the 80 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 26, 2017
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October 31

Halloween Contest - Final Night

Congrats to emikaela for last night's win.

The final night of the Halloween contest is about to begin!

Tonight's disguise is CULTIST

:kronecultist:

A few reminders about the rules:

  • Most importantly, the only way I can verify your win is an uploaded morgue file. Make sure you are playing through steam so your username is captured and turn on automatic morgue upload if desired
  • Your time must begin on or after 10pm EDT
  • You must play on NORMAL
  • You must play as the specified disguise

If you believe you are the first to win, please announce such in the discord chat.

Good luck!
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October 30

Halloween Contest - 2nd Night

Congrats to IceBox and LuckyLuckLuc for winning times on NORMAL and DESPAIR last night respectively.

The 2nd night of the Halloween contest is about to begin!

Tonight's disguise is MERCHANT

A few reminders about the rules:

  • Most importantly, the only way I can verify your win is an uploaded morgue file. Make sure you are playing through steam so your username is captured and turn on automatic morgue upload if desired
  • Your time must begin on or after 10pm EDT
  • You must play on NORMAL
  • You must play as the specified disguise

If you believe you are the first to win, please announce such in the discord chat.

Good luck!
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Reviews

“If you're looking for a thematically strong, clever traditional roguelike, look no further. Top stuff.”
Adam Smith (Rock Paper Shotgun)

“A lovely little roguelike that perfectly balances traditional elements and innovative features.”
8/10 – Gamereactor

“A must-buy for fans of roguelikes.”
Ryan Dorkoski

About This Game

Golden Krone Hotel is a gothic horror roguelike. Fight vampires with sunlight or become a vampire yourself and sneak in the shadows.

Your mission


You play as Sorina Arobase, a human general made famous for hunting vampires. You're on a mission of revenge to kill Fane, the exiled vampire prince. Armed with your sword, revolver, and spell book, you must battle hordes of blood sucking foes. But first you'll be picking one of 12 disguises that will help you on your journey.

Features


  • It's a roguelike, really! Turn-based combat, permadeath, and tough as nails gameplay
  • Fully dynamic lighting. Use sunlight as a weapon or snuff out torches to conceal yourself
  • A groundbreaking potion identification system that encourages risk taking
  • Each run requires you to play as both human and vampire, each with different strengths and weaknesses. Humans are frail spellcasters. Vampires are brawlers with super human speed and strength.
  • Leaderboards and shareable morgue files
  • Original soundtrack by Christopher Loza

Content


  • 10 main floors, 16 branches, and 10 bosses
  • Over 50 unique monsters
  • 40 potions
  • 22 spells and 11 vampire abilities
  • 12 classes

What Golden Krone Hotel is not

  • It's not easy.
  • It's not an action game. While faster paced than other traditional roguelikes, it often requires patience and careful consideration.
  • It's not a long game. This is a coffee-break roguelike. It's no Nethack.
  • It isn't as complex or deep as other roguelikes, nor is it meant to be. There's no skills, no inventory. Magic and items are relatively simple. Instead of these common sources of complexity, Golden Krone Hotel focuses on a handful of innovative mechanics.

Play your way

  • Select tiles or ASCII
  • 4-way or 8-way movement
  • Three difficulty modes
  • Go for a quick run (1-2 hours) or try to clear all optional branches, including the infinite levels of The Underworld!

Amenities


Traditional roguelikes are a ton of fun, but usually come with an alphabet-soup of commands that make them tedious and unintuitive. Golden Krone Hotel has a modern, streamlined interface:

  • A very small number of controls, all of which are rebindable
  • Completely playable with either mouse or keyboard or controller
  • Keypress hints on all buttons to help you learn shortcuts
  • Tooltips on everything
  • No inventory management!
  • Items are picked up automatically and gear is auto-equipped

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X (64-bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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