Desktop Dungeons is a morish puzzle game from 2010 that channels typical dungeoning into fiendish headscratching. Every enemy sits nonetheless, ready so that you can come and whack it. Whack willy-nilly, although, and so they’ll kill you very quickly – so it’s a must to tactically discover components of every degree to heal, whereas concentrating on foes in an order that permits you to survive lengthy sufficient to degree up and tackle the large bads.
Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is an upcoming “trendy remastering” of the unique, with 3D graphics and the power to rewind time somewhat than begin every degree from the very starting. It’s acquired a demo you possibly can play proper now, and it is including free each day challenges with a sharable leaderboard later this month. I’m hyped.
It’s good at producing a lot of small moments that really feel satisfying. Just from quarter-hour of tinkering with the demo, I’ve already had a few instances the place I acquired to relish venturing right into a single tile that restored simply sufficient well being for me to outlive a combat. Another combat took me down to at least one HP, however I’d timed it so I instantly acquired to bask within the full well being bar of a degree up. There’s one thing very pleasing about turning such a well-recognized thought right into a essential part of a puzzler.
The 3D graphics aren’t as instantly readable as their sprite-based forefathers, however I discovered myself adjusting fairly shortly. I can also’t keep in mind there being so many gadgets to make use of, but it surely has been like, 13 years. Developers QCF Design say your saves from Desktop Dungeons will still work, so it may’t be that completely different.
You can play the demo right now, however ranging from January twenty fifth there will be a brand new, procedurally-generated dungeon every day that you get one stab at. One-shot each day challenges might be magic, if you may get a gang of buddies to all take part and evaluate methods and leaderboard scores. This is free, so hey, perhaps you possibly can.
Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is due out in some unspecified time in the future this yr, on Steam.