Equin: The Lantern is a challenging roguelike that's easy to get into but tough to master. Conquer the huge 50 floor dungeon and its evil inhabitants in a quest to the bottom of the joint to find the mysterious lantern itself. Free updates all the time!
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Positive (40) - 92% of the 40 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 27, 2016

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March 11

A big hello to you new players!

Since this past weekly sale, there's been a lot of new players that have given my game a go.

First off, THANK YOU :steamhappy:

Secondly, you may not be aware of everything Equin: The Lantern has to offer. I would highly recommend checking out any of our community guides but for sure make a stop and take a look at the Beginner's Guide.


While in the game itself, there's a handy tutorial section which goes over lots of different aspects of the gameplay without being super spoilery-

Since the game first arrived on Steam in 2016, ETL has received many (many) awesome content updates. Here are some quickies to consider:

The Cultist class has been tweaked and retweaked a billion times, and is now a.. erm, CULT FAVORITE-

Muggers and Thieves now open closed doors-

Padlock items can prevent this-

High level thieves can shoplift, which is just the best-

Empty Bottles can be filled at any pond, which can help lessen plague later-

Many potions can be dumped on things for various effects too-

Special Events are found behind Iron Doors like this-

500 Items with shitloads of effects and uses, including this stuff-

There's an activity log tracker, good for keeping track of things of course-

New enemy statuses like petrification and sleep-

Find the game way too easy? Try the Red Shirt challenge, you sadist-

And yada yada all the live long day. If you're totally bored later you can also check out ETL's gigantic news log, which has 1,000,000 updates such as these.

Let's turn a negative into a positive!

I received a negative / not recommended review of the game a little while ago and his concern was that the game has many flickering images which could be problematic with people with epilepsy. I absolutely agreed with this, so there's now a new splash page at the start to warn those who may be affected-

Thank you, and as always if you have any questions or suggestions about this game by all means make a post about it on the ETL board!

DXF Games

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February 4

Lunar Sale, 65% off!

Equin: The Lantern is now 65% off during the steam lunar sale!

Tell your friends! Tell your enemies!
Experience the pixely goodness in all its goodness!

Still on the fence? Here's what you can buy for the same money:

A chobani yogurt*
Most of one half of a regular Starbucks coffee*
A Mel Binkel rookie card*

Celebrate the lunar sale in style by also dropping trow and mooning a close friend or stranger in proximity!

Thanks for your assistance, roguelike lovers everywhere!

-Del_Duio, probably not insane.

*Possibly not researched or actual people.

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“Indie Game Friday Review”
Recommended – RPG Crawler

“Buy Dave's game and get him the hell out of my basement!”
Rrecommended – Me ole Mum

About This Game

A randomly generated deal, each game is different! Free content updates all the time!


You're a kid. Who's gray. With rabbit ears.

People have been grumbling about the goings-on below town. Seems there's some sort of magic lantern that's throwing the whole joint into chaos. Yeah, that's what I said too! Full of it, they gotta' be, right? Turns out- not so much..

So.. What's it you do again, kid? Warrior? Thief? Wizard? Cleric??! Cultist??!!
OH! A lawyer!?

Hahaha, well you sure had me fooled there for a while.. little jerk..

Here's what you're gonna' do: Head below town, JUST FOR ME, and see what the hell that Lantern's on about. They tell me it turns all kinds of colors, and each color changes the rules.

How so!? What am I, an electrician?!?
That's up to you to find out!

And so you did!


Equin: The Lantern is my fun roguelike with some wholly original ideas. Easy to get into, tough to master. Conquer the 50 floor dungeon and its evil inhabitants in a quest to the bottom of the joint to find the mysterious lantern itself. With features like a turn-based 1st person battle system, Auto Killing weaker enemies, an XP Hit Streak bonus, hundreds of weapons and armor to find, diabolical floor events to shake things up, a lantern who screws with the rules, and oh yeah- PERMADEATH BABY, this is the game for those who like a good challenge.

STRATEGERIZE by slamming doors in your enemy's face to lock them in a room, or lead them into a web and trap their stank @sses. Watch out for stronger champ versions though and much stronger bosses at every turn!

NOTE: This time around I got some help from the fantasic Rocco W and his sick 8-bit tunes! They were so good I decided to scrap all my own music except for the title theme.


CAUTION: Some game effects contain flickering images, and might cause seizures in photosensitive players.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win XP, 7
    • Processor: Fully tested on 2Ghz, older machines should have no problem too
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Anything that handles basic hardware acceleration
    • Storage: 110 MB available space
    • Sound Card: No fancy sound card required
    • Additional Notes: 54 MB hard drive space is req for the awesomeness
    • OS: Win 7, 8, 10

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