Shattered Pixel Dungeon arrives on Steam eight years later

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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.

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Game Features:

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.

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Akien 24 Mar
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I played this a lot on Android a few years back, it's one of the best open source games available on F-droid :)

Might be worth mentioning in the article BTW, it's a fully open source game: https://github.com/00-Evan/shattered-pixel-dungeon (and originally a fork of Pixel Dungeon, also open source: https://github.com/watabou/pixel-dungeon).
DebianUser 24 Mar
Quoting: AkienI played this a lot on Android a few years back, it's one of the best open source games available on F-droid :)

Might be worth mentioning in the article BTW, it's a fully open source game: https://github.com/00-Evan/shattered-pixel-dungeon (and originally a fork of Pixel Dungeon, also open source: https://github.com/watabou/pixel-dungeon).

Same here, i've discovered this (great) game on F-Droid too !


Last edited by DebianUser on 24 March 2022 at 3:28 pm UTC
Lamdarer 24 Mar
I didnt even know that it had a Google Play version, yet that it was that popular.
I alwys thought of it as some very small hidden gem xD
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