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Fancy becoming a dungeon master? Well, if you're watching the pennies you might want to go and pick up KeeperRL before they price gets bumped up.

This excellent open source building sim that mixes in RPG and roguelike elements has a lot to like about it, and it's been continually improved over 7 years now. Since it's had a lot added to it, and the developer has been working almost full time on it, they're going to be increasing the price from $14.99 to $20 on November 15. Plenty of notice if you were thinking about picking it up.

Keep in mind they also said there will be no discounts planned until the big 1.0 release, so it's not going to be cheaper again any time soon.

What does it offer? Feature Highlight:

  • Dungeon management - You will dig deep into the mountain and build dozens of rooms, corridors and traps. Your minions will train and produce weapons and armor. Prisoners will be tortured. You will research new technologies like alchemy, beast mutation and sorcery.
  • Roguelike mechanics - The world is simulated on a very detailed level. Creatures use equipment and consumable items. There are dozens of special items, spells, attributes and special attacks. You can cut off heads and limbs and blind or poison your enemies. If you're not careful with fire, you can burn an entire forest or even your own dungeon.
  • Large, procedurally generated maps - In your neighborhood you'll find castles, villages, other dungeons and special locations. Slay heroes, dragons and witches for their loot. Every game you play will be different.
  • Online map sharing - Download dungeons made by other players and explore them as an adventurer.

Really great to see another example of an open source game that's being sold doing well, I do wish more developers would open up their source.

You can buy it from Humble Storeitch.io and Steam. With the source code under the GPL on GitHub. There's also a free "demo" which is an ASCII text version on itch.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Zlopez 20 Oct
I really liked Dungeon Keeper, so I give this a try.
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