★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Cavern [Universal] - $0.99 sale; roguelike

05-07-2013, 12:30 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
Cavern [Universal] - $0.99 sale; roguelike





Youtube link | Pop Up


This will be the best $1.99 you spend all week; I highly recommend Cavern. Cavern is a legacy roguelike that just received a complete code re-write. It now includes innovative new features like neutral or alley NPCs, randomized items, and secret chambers as well as being Universal and featuring 5G widescreen support. The developer, Soulinhki, has been very active here and recently held a contest letting users write some ring/amulet descriptions in the game.

On sale "for the rest of this week;" but get it now.

Last edited by undeadcow; 05-07-2013 at 12:33 PM.
05-07-2013, 12:33 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,337
Great RPG. Highly recommended.

05-07-2013, 12:49 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 104
Not only my favorite rogue-like, but one of my all-time favorites on iOS. The randomly generated maps, limited resources, and permadeath force you to consider your moves carefully. If you like rogue-likes or need a jumping off point to get into the genre, this is your game.

Just don't go at it like Dungeon Hunter. Think Demon's Souls: slow and steady wins the race.
05-07-2013, 05:21 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,693
$1 waiting

looks classic... think i'll wait see if it hits $1
05-07-2013, 05:43 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbiggles View Post
looks classic... think i'll wait see if it hits $1
Part of me can understand that logic; but the other part of me is proud to support quality indie games on iOS. This developer spent a great deal of time totally re-coding his game to add improvements and keep it fresh so now just wants $1.99 for that sort of energy and commitment (sure we can't just throw money at people just because they're hard working; the game is great too). As is this is the kind of bargin you'd only find in some burmese sweatshop.
05-07-2013, 06:20 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
One of my favorites for sure. All three character classes are fun to play. It's hard to find a game so balanced throughout.
05-07-2013, 10:08 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 742
Thanks for the all the positive feedback. Downloading...
05-07-2013, 10:12 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
Quote:
Originally Posted by acrotran View Post
Thanks for the all the positive feedback. Downloading...
Be sure to report back on how you enjoy Cavern...

Discussion thread link: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=38113
05-08-2013, 03:46 AM
#9
I too can confirm that this is an exceptional roguelike from a great developer. It's well worth your support - all the more so given that it's currently on sale.
05-08-2013, 12:41 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
Posts: 2,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbiggles View Post
looks classic... think i'll wait see if it hits $1
ARGH!

Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Part of me can understand that logic; but the other part of me is proud to support quality indie games on iOS. This developer spent a great deal of time totally re-coding his game to add improvements and keep it fresh so now just wants $1.99 for that sort of energy and commitment (sure we can't just throw money at people just because they're hard working; the game is great too). As is this is the kind of bargin you'd only find in some burmese sweatshop.
This. Exactly this.

It isn't an ea game. I'm not expecting people to give to charity, but when it's a niche game that's this awesome.. I can't convince the unconvinceable.

I don't get the need to announce to the world that you're cheap :P