Realm of the Ghost King is a quick-play roguelike where you must battle your way through eight randomly generated dungeons to defeat the Ghost King and become the new king of the realm.
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Jan 16, 2018

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October 22

A Sale! And Presenting: Pumpkin Nights

Realm of the Ghost King is now on sale for 40% off! It will be on sale at this discount for the rest of October and probably for a day in November. It's a game with ghosts and monsters, so it's certainly a good October type of game in that regard.



If you need more enticing, I added something strange and weird to the game as well. If you play it at night (specifically after 7pm) for the last ten days of October you'll get a slightly modified version of the game with more pumpkins than the original. The main change is all the Spirit Bombs have been changed from skulls to pumpkins, which is kind of weird but silly. The second change is, if you manage to make it to the Ghost King he will be a pumpkin instead of a ghost. I don't know why I did this, but it's there. The changes to both the bombs and King are purely aesthetic, so everything otherwise works exactly the same.

I know I said I probably wouldn't be doing more updates, but it just seemed too fun and weird not to do this. Other games have more in-depth Halloween updates, but have they ever replaced the titular character with a pumpkin? I doubt it!
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June 20

1.1.0, A Free Update, Is Out!

Log into Steam to grab the latest version of Realm of the Ghost King. 1.1.0 is a totally free update with new features, general improvements and bug fixes!

Read on for the full set of changes in 1.1.0!

NEW FEATURES
  • UPDATED LEVEL RENDERING. Added a background fade effect.
  • NOW PLAYABLE: The Ghost King
    • To Unlock: Defeat The Ghost King
      • Will be unlocked if you've already done so
    • Special Attack: Teleport to safety and leave a bomb
    • Passive Ability: The Crown Protects
  • NEW MONSTER: Swamp
    • Unlocked by doing 80+ damage in one run
      • Will be unlocked if you've already done so
    • Special Attack: Clone yourself (up to three at once)
    • Passive Ability: Enemies attacking you will take damage
  • NEW MONSTER: Phantom
    • To Unlock: Freeze (Icecap), slime (Glob) or turn (Vlad) 40 total enemies
      • These are newly tracked stats, so you'll need to accomplish it!
    • Special Attack: Possess closest enemy for 10 turns (costs 3 souls)
    • Passive Ability: Start with one soul
  • FULL GAMEPAD SUPPORT:
    • Auto-detects your controller once you press a button
    • Button graphics for XBox 360, XBox One, Playstation 4 and Switch controllers
    • Menu option allows you to select a specific button graphics if you want
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
    • Daily Challenge countdown clock (or countup if you already participated)
    • Player highlight is always on
    • Added new resolution: Massive (1440x1080)
    • Steam Version: Eight new achievements
      • 6 regular, 2 secret!
GAME UPDATES
  • Updated titlemap colors
  • Improved camera movement/following
  • Revised the way controls work (if you rebind movement the menu controls will match)
  • Simplified keyboard controls menu
  • Status changes (frozen, slime, possession/turning) now tracked
  • Small balance tweaks to The Depths (level 7)
  • Updated to latest version of Electron
BUG FIXES
  • Fixed specific cases that caused camera jitter
  • Fixed cases where Moai and exit would be spawned in the same place
  • Fixed rare case where Moai could block off part of the map
  • Improved text caching
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Reviews

“BUT it’s really not the arbitrary, time-hostile roguesod I feared, and through the fog of my entirely correct hatred of the genre, I can see that it’s rather splendid. The rules are simple, and the small scale coupled with the puzzle-y aspect lend an interesting, vaguely chess-like air. It’s arguably more like Rogue or Nethack than most in that regard, but with all the fiddly parts trimmed off.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Realm of the Ghost King might not have the same staying power as its bigger siblings, but that's the point. If you're short on time, this is the roguelike for you.”
IndieGames

About This Game

Realm of the Ghost King is a quick-play roguelike where you must battle your way through eight randomly generated dungeons to defeat the Ghost King and become the new king of the realm.



Select from twelve unlockable characters, each with their own unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. You must manage your resources, strengthen your character and rely on your choices to get through each level. ​ Use bombs to defeat enemies and get to hidden power-ups. Just don't make the wrong choices because death is permanent.

  • It's a quick-play Roguelike! All the turn-based, randomly generated, perma-death, and monster battling that you love but designed to allow for quicker play sessions.
  • Randomly generated dungeons ensure no two playthroughs are ever the same.
  • The Daily Challenge, which lets you compare your run to other players. Everyone plays the same set of levels and you have 24 hours to play, but you only get one shot. See how you stack up on the leaderboards.
  • Hopefully awesome pixel art if you're into that sort of thing.
  • Secrets! Lots of items and places to discover and unlock.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz multi-core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any onboard video
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz multi-core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz multi-core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any onboard video
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz multi-core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit distro
    • Processor: 1 GHz multi-core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any onboard video
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit distro
    • Processor: 1 GHz multi-core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 160 MB available space

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