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SA-developed Desktop Dungeons now on Steam

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Want a bite-sized rogue-like puzzle game you can play on your lunch break? Do you lament the oft-expressed problem of being an adult with enough money to buy games but not enough time to play them properly? If that’s the case, Desktop Dungeons is for you!

It’s a top-down, rogue-like dungeon crawler that has you fighting enemies, collecting loot and taking on bosses in turn-based combat with a party of beings from fantasy lore, so dwarves, humans, elves and the like. Every dungeon is randomly generated, so you won’t play the same way twice, and each game is over in ten minutes or less. Everything takes place on a single screen, and while the game is easy to get in to, it’s also brutally difficult and will have you dying often until you get the hang of things.

It’s been in development for the last three years at South African game studio QCF Design, and was finally made available on Steam last week. It costs just $14.99 (a 10% off special is on until 5pm on the 14th of November), and buying it will support a local studio and let them make bigger, even better games in the future.

If you like what you see and wish to plunk down an extra $10 on the Special Edition, you’ll get the game’s soundtrack as a separate download, as well as the first DLC package that gives you a new character to play called Goatperson. Go on, you know you want to.

To see a snippet of what the game has to offer, check out the video below.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.

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