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Dungeon crawler 'The 7th Circle' adds Linux support, looks pretty good

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For those who love their first-person dungeon crawlers, The 7th Circle actually looks pretty good and they recently added Linux support.

It's not going to win any awards for originality here, but 68k Studios seem to have created a reasonably good retro-inspired dungeon crawler. With traditional turn-based combat, more than 60 spells to wield, a crafting and upgrades system and so on it's pretty full on features.

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The developers claim it has "15 huge levels" along with a bunch of random generation, so each play-through should be different. Plenty of secrets to discover, hidden walls, timed events and more to find.

It released for Windows last month, with the Linux release only being announced today just over a month later. It seems to have gone under the radar for most, with it only currently having a few user reviews although they do paint a pretty good picture for it.

Find it on Steam.

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Nevertheless 15 October 2018 at 11:24 am UTC
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Thank you! I love dungeon crawlers, but completely overlooked this one.
Rugaliz 3 years 15 October 2018 at 12:17 pm UTC
Wake me up when these games reach Ultima Underworld or Elder Scrolls level of quality.
Ivancillo 15 October 2018 at 12:18 pm UTC
Great!

Especially given that Almost Human didn't release a port of Grimrock 2 nor seem to have plans for a third part.
coeseta 15 October 2018 at 12:27 pm UTC
Again tile based :/
I would prefer a game like Might and Magic 6 - 8 (and no not the Heroes of M&M games!).
Nevertheless 15 October 2018 at 12:30 pm UTC
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[quote=Rugaliz] Maybe Underworld Ascendant will be a game for you. They just released the backer beta (also on Linux). So it's coming...

The blockwise movement in some of the other dungeon crawler games (Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Might & Magic, Bards Tale, Grimrock, Vaporum ..) is a quality in itself. It determines completely how the game plays.
Rugaliz 3 years 15 October 2018 at 12:38 pm UTC
[quote=Nevertheless]
RugalizMaybe Underworld Ascendant will be a game for you. They just released the backer beta (also on Linux). So it's coming...

The blockwise movement in some of the other dungeon crawler games (Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Might & Magic, Bards Tale, Grimrock, Vaporum ..) is a quality in itself. It determines completely how the game plays.

it gets old quick. What i meant by quality is in how big and how much variety those old games had. They were pushing the envelope with new ideas and mechanics. But what do we get now? a rehash of old ideas and worse they are streamlined making for monotonous gameplay. Give me exploration, and adventure with different bulds and a retro look with synthesizers.

This grid based and turn based is just not appealing. Both add to the monotonous. Watch how TES Arena is being remade in an openengine (openTESarena) and you can see the potential for how these old dungeon crawlers can be made today with faster gameplay and still retain the good rpg mechanics, exploration and interaction with NPCs.

Oh and i backed Underworld Ascandent during kickstarter. However this game is more puzzle based than RPG.
Nevertheless 15 October 2018 at 1:42 pm UTC
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[quote=Rugaliz]
Nevertheless
RugalizMaybe Underworld Ascendant will be a game for you. They just released the backer beta (also on Linux). So it's coming...

The blockwise movement in some of the other dungeon crawler games (Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Might & Magic, Bards Tale, Grimrock, Vaporum ..) is a quality in itself. It determines completely how the game plays.

it gets old quick. What i meant by quality is in how big and how much variety those old games had. They were pushing the envelope with new ideas and mechanics. But what do we get now? a rehash of old ideas and worse they are streamlined making for monotonous gameplay. Give me exploration, and adventure with different bulds and a retro look with synthesizers.

This grid based and turn based is just not appealing. Both add to the monotonous. Watch how TES Arena is being remade in an openengine (openTESarena) and you can see the potential for how these old dungeon crawlers can be made today with faster gameplay and still retain the good rpg mechanics, exploration and interaction with NPCs.

Oh and i backed Underworld Ascandent during kickstarter. However this game is more puzzle based than RPG.

For me dungeon crawlers were always more dungeon exploration games with puzzles and other obstacles. Sometimes they are balanced in the exploaration direction, sometimes it's puzzles, sometimes you get to outmaneuver your opponents with movement, sometimes you fight turn based or you do it real time. You need to upgrade your Character(s) to be able to overcome the later obstacles or opponents, but in most cases there is not much role playing involved. There might be exceptions like Dungeon Master or Ultima Underworld, but certainly not TES Arena (in the old days at least).
Tchey 15 October 2018 at 3:04 pm UTC
The game is currently broken.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/832710/discussions/0/3397295779078491120/

QuoteHi,

Linux version is currently broken, with a "missing executable" error.

Looking at local files, i only see one folder, with only one packed file : package.nw

Inside this file, there are numerous other files, ogg, png, and some .js too.

A fix would be great !
Nevertheless 15 October 2018 at 7:42 pm UTC
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TcheyThe game is currently broken.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/832710/discussions/0/3397295779078491120/

QuoteHi,

Linux version is currently broken, with a "missing executable" error.

Looking at local files, i only see one folder, with only one packed file : package.nw

Inside this file, there are numerous other files, ogg, png, and some .js too.

A fix would be great !

They are working on it!
https://steamcommunity.com/app/832710/discussions/0/3397295779078491120/?tscn=1539631683#c3397295779079182170
Luke_Nukem 16 October 2018 at 2:46 am UTC
Geez, the gameplay plus the music made me feel like I just fell in to a '90s time travel.
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