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 (85) - 98% of the 85 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 26, 2017
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February 18

Valentine's Competition Results

The Valentine's Weekend Competition is over.

You can see the leaderboards here: http://www.goldenkronehotel.com/valentines.php

You might notice a particular participant there a lot: me! I never realized how fun the game is with turn restrictions. And the winning runs were quite surprising. Sub-2000 turn wins!?! I don't think anyone of us realized what was possible before this competition.

Congratulations to LuckyLuckLuc, Tone, and zxc.

The turnout was a bit lower than I expected, so I still have 1 key for Rogue Empire. The first comment requesting the key will get it.
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February 9

Valentine's Weekend Competition: February 14-17

We're running another Valentine's competition starting Valentine's Day (Thursday) and going all weekend.



This time, it's all about trying to get the lowest turn count. To win, simply beat the game with at least 4 rings and try to do so in the fewest number of turns. You have four days to do so.

Rules
  • Winners will be those with the shortest turn counts on winning runs having a minimum of 4 rings
  • You can play on either EASY or NORMAL mode
  • Begin and end your run during the 4 days of the competition (2/14-2/17 EST).
  • Make sure to upload your morgue file or turn on Automatic Morgue Upload
  • This time, previous winners will have their placement acknowledged but will be ineligible for prizes

Prizes
The top 5 winners (3 on NORMAL mode, 2 on EASY) will win a copy of the recently released Rogue Empire.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/650940/Rogue_Empire_Dungeon_Crawler_RPG/

Winning in few turns will be challenging. Feel free to share your strategies in the GKH discord.

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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