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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January 9

GOTY Update: 1.2.2

A quick update to the game:
  • Damage taken was not properly tracked (as in not tracked at all) when playing as Swamp or Marsh. This is fixed now! Sadly all the damage you've taken as them in the past is gone forever.
  • Similarly, damage taken in general was off by one for all characters. This is because no stats are tracked after you die aside from "Deaths", so the last damage you took just wasn't counted since the stat was counted after you died. That bug has been in place since the game launched, so that's neat. Fixed now, finally!
Also next week is Realm of the Ghost King's first birthday. Hooray!
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January 2

Realm of the Ghost King Game of the Year Edition, Out Now!



Also known as 1.2.0, since winning a prestigious GOTY award I've put together a Game Of The Year Edition, as is tradition in gaming. 1.2.0 adds two new gameplay modes: Tourism and Endless. Tourism allows you to just play through the game without any enemies and Endless is played on a single map where you try for a high score. Both modes were fun to add and are hopefully enjoyable to play as well! The game should update on Steam and itch (via the itch app) when you start the launchers.

The game will also run in "Game Of The Year" mode for the month of January, which is entirely cosmetic, displaying a fancy GOTY logo on the title screen (pictured above). You can also play as GhOsTY, who is exactly Ghost except purple (the official GOTY color). If you play the Steam version you can unlock an achievement by beating the game with GhOsTY! I hope you enjoy and have a happy New Year!

Here's the full list of changes:

NEW FEATURES
  • GOTY Mode, which is active during the month of January
    • The logo in the menus makes note that it's Game Of The Year
    • Play as GhOsTY, a purple version of Ghost, who replaces Ghost for the month of January
      • GhOsTY is just Ghost, except purple

  • NEW GAME MODE: Endless Mode
    • Play on a single, randomized map with an infinite amount of enemies spawning
    • Spawn rates (frequency and amount) increase over time until it's basically impossible
    • You also have infinite bombs and killing an enemy automatically grants you a soul without the need to collect it
    • New stats for best score, kills, and a couple more tracked specifically for Endless Mode
    • Nothing to unlock, just play!

  • NEW GAME MODE: Be A Tourist
    • It's the normal game except no enemies (including bosses)
    • You can explore or figure stuff out or whatever else you want
    • You can still totally kill yourself with bombs if you want
    • Also no achievements or stats count here (just like the tutorial)
  • Steam Version: Four new achievements

GAME UPDATES
  • A couple of stats that were glommed together are now tracked on their own (though not exposed yet)
  • The ending screen (when you beat the game) will have a slightly different display if you defeat the second boss
    • Yes, there is a second boss, she is a secret (some people have found her)
  • Revised the "Play Game" menu a little bit since it has to fit four game modes in there now
  • Various small menu tweaks

BUG FIXES
  • The Special Ability mutator was always unlocked when it should have required you to cast 40+ special attacks to unlock. Now it does that.
  • There are probably other bugs but they haven't been fixed!
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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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