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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Oct 26, 2017

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May 4

7DRL 2018 and The Last Update

The 2018 Seven Day Roguelike Challenge ran from March 3-11. As I've said before, 7DRL is a big deal for me and I wouldn't be on Steam without it, so I try to participate every year.

The challenge has a formal review process and that process just wrapped up today. It turns out my game DEAD FACE did very well this year, getting the top score. To be clear, 7DRL is not a competition. But I'm still ecstatic!

In other news, I am getting very near to completing the last update to Golden Krone Hotel. It's a big one and will require some testing. Stay tuned.
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February 17

Valentine's Day Competition Results

Thanks to everyone who joined the competition! We got a great response and lots of solid runs. Player skill was clearly higher than last time and almost all the top scores had extended Underworld visits.

I think the number of Twitch followers for the game doubled in the last 3 days too!

Here are the leaderboards:

A few note about calculating results. Some people dominated the charts, but only one prize per participant. I've gone in order of score to preserve the WOW factor of some of these insane runs. Some categories will have multiple winners because I kept counting when encountering past winners.

First place winners

Rogue Likelike with a score of 17,452,577

Light Mage
zxc with a score of 9,622,942
LuckyLuckLuc with a score of 135,130

IceBox with a score of 7,195,860

Webmant with a score of 5,716,242
kvlt with a score of 194,742

Second place winners

Tone with a score of 5,015,460

Light Mage
Massack with a score of 57,549
ukuko with a score of 17,336

Squirrels with a score of 3,922

Waervyn with a score of 2,888

Six 1st place winners will be receiving their choice of Unexplored, Fidel, Haque, Tangledeep, or Dungeonmans.

Five 2nd place winners will be receiving Auro: A Monster Bumping Adventure.

They should expect to hear from me soon.

Thanks again to everyone!
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“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.


  • 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


  • 10 floors, 9 branches, and 8 bosses
  • Dozens of unique monsters
  • 40 potions
  • 21 spells
  • 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!


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
  • 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

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