Hack-and-slash fans, here comes a big one. Two experienced indie game studios, Furnace Games and Riposte Games & Co, have teamed up to produce a joint project, Dungeon Stars. It’s a sidescrolling dungeon crawler with controllable 2D animated characters. You can play as one of 15 heroes, each with their own unique powers and individual quests to take on. With random procedurally generated treasures and obstacles, no two playthroughs are ever the same.
Use sword and spell to delve deep and battle through hordes of powerful enemies. Does the next room contain a healing fountain, a rare treasure, or the Toxic Ogre King? You need to keep on your toes as you face unknowns in every room. If you delve deep enough, you may face the legendary eater of light, the Conqueror Worm!
“We try to push the quality bar on both tech and art with everything we do,” says Riposte CEO Johan Eile, “and all the developers from this game is taking that to heart in a big way. The game is built on a solid core engine and to see the content come to life is just an awesome experience. This is a really fresh and exciting evolution of the dungeon crawler genre and will bring a lot of fun to the players.”
Dungeon Stars will be released April 26 on Steam Early Access. If you’d like the chance to play the game before then, and you live in or around Boston, you can check it out at PAX East today. It’s located in the Indie Showcase area, booth #17121.