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Quest of Dungeons Dungeon Crawler Has A Linux Beta, Slots Open For Testers

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Quest of Dungeons is a turn based dungeon crawler game featuring a good old 16-bit retro artistic look. I had a chance to not only test the game and video it for you, but to let you know the developer needs Linux testers.

You can contact the developer on twitter here. There are limited spaces for testers who don't own the game, but if you do own the game already you can ask for the password to unlock the Linux beta on Steam.

Linux game-play video

It plays a lot like you would expect from a procedurally generated dungeon crawler and it's very unforgiving! Everything was smooth as silk including its support for multi-screens (hooray!!) thanks to being built with SDL, although interestingly the developer does his own direct OpenGL calls rather than relying on SDL.
David AmadorThe game was coded in C++, I used SDL for window management and input.
Made my own direct calls to OpenGL for render (instead of using SDL rendering), OpenAL/libOGG for sound and freetype2 for font.

I really enjoyed my time playing it and will most likely keep playing it, it reminds me a lot of Cardinal Quest although personally I actually prefer Quest of Dungeons especially as CQ uses Adobe Air.


  • Procedural dungeons
  • Procedural weapons
  • Boss encounters
  • Quests
  • 3 Difficulty levels
  • Permadeath - Once you die, game over man, game over!
  • Shop - buy and sell items/weapons
  • Leaderboards - compare your Adventure points with the community

You can check it out on Steam right now.
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scaine 27 April 2014 at 11:00 am UTC
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Looks like the beta is now fully open:
Might give this one a go...
c00kie55 27 April 2014 at 12:18 pm UTC
yeap it works now.
it's a great little time killer
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