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 (130) - 96% of the 130 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 26, 2017
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By Ѕtеам 250 December 9, 2018

“Golden Krone Hotel was a member of the Hidden Gems until February 23rd, 2020.”

 

Reviews

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

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

“This is the work of someone who understands not only why roguelikes are such a long-lasting genre but also why they've been mostly stuck in a niche for nearly forty years: by identifying what actually works and separating it from what is just tolerated by inertia, Golden Krone Hotel is all gameplay and no busywork.”
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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
  • 23 spells and 11 vampire abilities
  • 15 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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