Inspired by old-school rogue-like and RPGs, DarkDIRE uses simple graphics/animation to build a living world. Explore endless procedurally generated kingdoms and dungeons. Gain loot by raiding enemy kingdoms. Sell it to become rich and powerful. Maybe even powerful enough to rule your own kingdom.
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December 14

The Druid's Staff

The Druid's Staff, the new version of DarkDIRE has been released! The new version of DarkDIRE has these features and bug fixes:

*Add "Rebirth Mode" for kingdoms. When NPCs and resources are spent in a kingdom, the kingdom will go into this mode. A "Rebirth Crystal" will activate and start to spread a different biome with new resources and NPCs. It will be controlled by an enemy nation of the current nation. The new NPCs will start fighting with the old NPCs on sight. Existing buildings will be destroyed.
*Add a new series of staffs called "Staffs of Rebirth". They do siege damage and can be used to force a "Rebirth Crystal" to activate regardless of the kingdom's current condition.
*Add gathering jobs for player characters. Useful for players that have their own kingdom with heirs, since these "heir" characters are always logged in with your main character, might as well put them to work. Player characters with an active job will automatically move around and collect resources with woodcutting, mining, farming, and treasure hunting.
*Creeping vines world object.
*Fixed a bug with stacking world building items (Barrels, Crates, and Bags).
*World Building Mode will now automatically target world objects when your character moves.
*Per player feedback, the library in the elven starting kingdom will now be open during the day.
*Kingdom exporting for rulers will now work on steam versions and will properly save all world object data.
*Downloading your character from another world to your world will now also save the character's equipment.
*Per player feedback, You will now be able to delete your characters from the character selection menu.
*Per player feedback, Added a simple grouping for players can share XP from kills. Target another player and click group. The other player will need to do the same.
*Fixed some bugs related to switching between main character and heirs.
*Per player feedback, Added new quest with Anda in Swampstone, that will lead the player to a Rank 6 training area. It will be her 12th quest after the blacksmith crafting quest. Worlds built with any versions before 1.21.144 will need to reset the game world ("Local Settings/Destroy the World") to access this new content.

Happy Adventuring!
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December 11

DarkDIRE Released December 11th 2018

Welcome to DarkDIRE. I hope you enjoy the game as much as I did creating it. It is rare for a day to go by that I don't work on the game, so I am always open to new suggestions. Let me know if you have any questions.

Questions/Suggestions/Bug Reports:
DarkDIRE Forums On Steam

You can find information on the latest version here:
http://www.darkdire.com/update.php

You can find what I am working on for the next version here:
http://www.darkdire.com/development.php

Thanks,
CounterParry
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About This Game

Few have not heard the legend of the Knight of Torn. Using a magic sword containing a powerful angel, Sir Tomas Weryn the Torn defeated many evils during his lifetime. He led his life dedicated to protecting his kingdom from evil.

But his day did come eventually. He fell during the Battle of Blackshield. He died fighting beside the great King Blackshield himself. Fighting against the Dark Remnant's undead army.

After the battle, his body was returned to his home kingdom. It was laid to rest in a grand mausoleum with his powerful sword. But this was not to be the end of the story for his sword.

Rumors have begun to be spread as of late. Sir Weryn's magic sword has been said to have returned from the grave. But it is no longer the righteous blade it once was. It is now said to be cursed with evil. Death eventually comes to anyone that attempts to use it.

Several evil factions are seeking the blade. And unfortunately for you, this cursed sword seems to have fallen into your possession.


Inspired by old-school rogue-like and RPGs, DarkDIRE uses simple graphics/animation to build a living world. Explore endless procedurally generated kingdoms and dungeons. Gain loot by raiding enemy kingdoms. Sell it to become rich and powerful. Maybe even powerful enough to rule your own kingdom.

DarkDIRE has rich character development. Choose any four of the fifty plus skills to build any type of character you can imagine. Craft armor and weapons specifically tailored for your character.

No save games. Your world is shared across all your characters. Also, adventure with a friend or enemy. Other players on your local network can connect and share your game world at any time.

Game Features:

* The world is created randomly so every world is unique.
* Predesigned cities and adventures zones are also included and are placed in random areas in the world.
* Each new character gets a farmhouse to store equipment. You even get your own cat and dog.
* Over 30 different nations, each with a unique mix of allies and enemy.
* Take a quest from an NPC and earn fame in your nation.
* You can rule your own kingdom, but first you must defeat the current ruler in combat.
* Rebuild your kingdom anyway you wish. The world can be torn down and rebuild. NPCs can be hired and fired.
* Not only do you save the princess, return with her to your kingdom and make her your queen. Your newly armored queen will help you in combat.
* Rulers control all the stores in the kingdom. Roll new equipment.
* Learn crafting skills for the best equipment. Crafting skills include blacksmithing, fletching, tailoring, gem cutting, and alchemy.
* Horseback combat, swing a weapon or joust down your enemies with a lance.
* Rogues and Magic-Users can use invisibility for stealth. Scouting skill allows you to track them down.
* The world includes several different biomes: Forest, plains, swamps, snow mountains, and mini-biomes: crystal, primordial and volcanic.
* Find staircases that down to lead into bottomless dungeons for more danger and a better loot. But don't forget to bring a lantern.
* All projectiles (spells and arrows) are real. Be quick on your feet and you can move around them.
* The world is enriched with music and sound effects created by Strangelette.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or better
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 / Athlon 2 X2 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (may work with others)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 / Athlon 2 X2 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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