After working on it for eight years and being available on other platforms, Shattered Pixel Dungeon has officially released on Steam with Linux support.
"Shattered Pixel Dungeon is a Roguelike Dungeon Crawler RPG with pixel art graphics. Every game is a unique challenge, with four different playable characters, randomized levels and enemies, and hundreds of items to collect and use. The game is simple to get into, but strategy is required if you want to win!"
Quite a sweet game actually, and it's clear the developer has put a lot of love and thought into this one, feels like a nicely rounded dungeon crawling experience not to be missed. It is massive on mobile platforms, with close to one hundred thousand reviews on Google Play and a very high rating so it's great to see it land on desktop in an enhanced form. Yet again, I fear for my free time because it's brilliant in its simplicity and yet there's loads to it.
Choose Your Hero
Start the game by choosing a hero, which can be improved and customized as you quest through the dungeon!
4 heroes: Warrior, Mage, Rogue, and Huntress. Each hero has a different playstyle.
8 subclasses which let successful heroes further specialize their abilities.
13 unique lategame abilities that grant special power at the end of a game.
Over 100 talents, which let you incrementally power up your hero as you level up.
Explore the Dungeon Depths
Every run though the dungeon is different, with randomized layouts, enemy placement, and items!
5 distinct dungeon regions over 26 floors, each with their own enemies and room layouts.
Over 60 enemies, 30 traps, and 5 detailed bosses to test your skills.
Over 100 equipment items, including powerful wands, rings, weapons, and armor.
Over 150 regular items to find and craft, each with their own uses.
You can also find the source code on GitHub.