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KeeperRL, a dungeon simulator with a mixture of roguelike and RPG mechanics had another massive update at the end of last month.

One of the biggest additions to the game in a long time, is the introduction of Z-levels. You're no longer confined to a flat space to build, since you can dig deep to get extra resources, encounter new enemies and more. This really does change how you play the game quite a lot, giving you so much more breathing room to make a massive dungeon, it's going to keep me coming back a lot more.


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The developer has long said KeeperRL is an "ambitious" game and this feature certainly makes that even more true.

Other highlights of this release:

  • Items can be upgraded using glyphs.
  • Two new random locations: temples and ruins.
  • Dragon AI learns how to breathe fire.
  • Added leisure zone, where minions go when idle.
  • Throwing items, firing ranged weapons and casting ranged spells have free instead of directional aim.
  • AI tries to create formations when fighting in open areas.
  • Tree spirits can be set on fire, and will actively seek out water to put it out.
  • Improved character creation menu.
  • Better RAM use
  • Multiple other AI improvements, new features and bug fixes

You can find it on Humble Store, itch.io and Steam. If you wanted to try it first, there's an ASCII-only demo on itch too. On top of that, the code is open source on GitHub.

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pb 4 April 2019 at 12:22 pm UTC
I'm not so sure about adding the 3rd dimension. It didn't end well for Trine 3...


Last edited by pb at 4 April 2019 at 12:22 pm UTC
TheSHEEEP 4 April 2019 at 3:39 pm UTC
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pbI'm not so sure about adding the 3rd dimension. It didn't end well for Trine 3...
That is about as comparable as an elephant to a frying pan.
Nezchan 4 April 2019 at 5:50 pm UTC
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pbI'm not so sure about adding the 3rd dimension. It didn't end well for Trine 3...
That is about as comparable as an elephant to a frying pan.

To make a truly special grilled cheese, you need an African forest elephant. Bush elephants will do the job, but do you want a good sandwich, or a great one?
14 5 April 2019 at 12:14 am UTC
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This looks really good.
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