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App description: Pixel Dungeon is an exciting and extremely popular roguelike. Explore the depths of Pixel Dungeon, collect useful items and fight fierce monsters to find the Amulet of Yendor (surprise!) - the ultimate artefact of this game world!

Are you prepared for this very easy to play yet difficult to master dungeon crawler?

Features:
* Charming pixel-art graphics and a simple interface that gets out of your way.
* 25 randomly generated levels with different settings like sewers, abandoned prison, caves, etc... so you will feel that every new game is unique!
* A deceitful dungeon full of dangers! Try to avoid the hidden traps or falling on deadly chasms. Or find as many chests as you can, full of treasures to use or sell!
* A different array of monsters that will try to get a piece of you on every corner, plus some bigger bosses that will try to get an even bigger piece ;)
* Lots of different items to find, buy, sell... including armor, weapons, potions, wands, scrolls...
* Various character classes to suit your style of play, from the strong Warrior or the knowledgeable Mage to the sneaky Rogue and the powerful Huntress. You can specialize your character even further, if you survive long enough ;)
* Enchantments that you'll have to use on your weapons and armor if you want to survive the dungeon's harsh conditions
* You'll use your alchemy knowledge to brew rare potions, improve the dungeon's economy by spending all your coins on the shops and deal with obnoxious NPCs and their demanding quests
* Lots of other surprises, you'll need to check the game to find out!

Everything about Pixel Dungeon:
Temple of the Roguelike forum: http://forums.roguetemple.com/index.php?topic=2826
Official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pixeldungeon
Developer Blog: http://pixeldungeon.tumblr.com/
Pixel Dungeon Wiki (including things like items and monsters descriptions, tactics and mechanics etc), run by a community: http://pixeldungeon.wikia.com/
You can also follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/watawatabou & https://twitter.com/Arcnor
06-19-2015, 01:14 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Spain
Posts: 4,059
I've created this thread to distinguish it from the unofficial release seen a few weeks ago which was removed from the App Store short after appearing.

I've just bought the game even though I was lucky enough to download the free version when it appeared. I think it's an excellent roguelike and the dev deserves support for this.

Last edited by VirtualBoyFreak; 06-19-2015 at 01:25 PM.

06-19-2015, 02:30 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,926
Only difference I have noticed is the lack of landscape mode. The dev already stated that it's coming.

Best rogue like in the store though. Played this so much and have only gotten to the 19th floor of 25. Pretty sure you have to make it out once you hit 25 too.

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06-19-2015, 02:54 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Spain
Posts: 4,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
Only difference I have noticed is the lack of landscape mode. The dev already stated that it's coming.

Best rogue like in the store though. Played this so much and have only gotten to the 19th floor of 25. Pretty sure you have to make it out once you hit 25 too.
The icon on the iPad (or at least on my iPad) doesn't show correctly either. It's as if it was only black & white instead of colour. The game works fine though, so not much trouble.

The real difference now is that this one is available for newcomers and the other isn't...
06-19-2015, 03:01 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by VirtualBoyFreak View Post
The icon on the iPad (or at least on my iPad) doesn't show correctly either. It's as if it was only black & white instead of colour. The game works fine though, so not much trouble.

The real difference now is that this one is available for newcomers and the other isn't...
Also re earning my mastery books

Game really opens up when you get them because you can start with sub classes unlocked.

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06-19-2015, 03:04 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Spain
Posts: 4,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
Also re earning my mastery books

Game really opens up when you get them because you can start with sub classes unlocked.
Mastery books? Sub classes? I think I should begin reading wikis about this game soon...
06-19-2015, 03:19 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,926
Beating the third boss unlocks the 4th class, beating. All of them play slightly similar in the long run.

Beating the second boss gives that class a book of mastery. When you start a new game with that class you always start with that book. At least the old version did. Even when selecting the classes they have another tab next to the descriptions. Each class has two sub classes which will drastically effect your play style if you want to survive. Haven't beaten the 4th boss but I am guessing there are 5 total then you have to make it back out.

Beat the game and you unlock the challenges.... No clue there. Even with the wiki this game is hard. Sometimes you are just going to die because of bad luck.

This has topped off as one of my favorite games on the device.

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06-19-2015, 11:27 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,775
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsrco View Post
Beating the third boss unlocks the 4th class, beating. All of them play slightly similar in the long run.

Beating the second boss gives that class a book of mastery. When you start a new game with that class you always start with that book. At least the old version did. Even when selecting the classes they have another tab next to the descriptions. Each class has two sub classes which will drastically effect your play style if you want to survive. Haven't beaten the 4th boss but I am guessing there are 5 total then you have to make it back out.

Beat the game and you unlock the challenges.... No clue there. Even with the wiki this game is hard. Sometimes you are just going to die because of bad luck.

This has topped off as one of my favorite games on the device.
Well put and I agree, it is a great roguelike. I love how it both feels so familiar to the classics like Rogue and Nethack but actually has a lot of totally original mechanics.

My only whine so far, how come the in-game description of identified items NEVER covers the various modifiers? Like when I look at the description of my "Leather Armor of Bounce", it covers the basic leather armor in great detail but says nothing about the "bounce" aspect.

Having looked at the Wiki I can tell you something super basic about the Challenges, they're basically a series of clever handicaps you can have the game force on your to make the game EVEN MORE challenging (not sure if you can enable multiple challenges at once or if you can only choose 1 at a time). While not completely sure, it looks like, at least in some cases, playing with these challenges enabled can, in a way, actually net you MORE gold from your runs.

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Last edited by LordGek; 06-19-2015 at 11:30 PM.
06-20-2015, 03:49 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 193
Bought even though i had the free one. A game like this deserves my money. Also because the old version won't get anymore support, and this one hopefully will.
06-20-2015, 03:45 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Spain
Posts: 4,059
@TA Mods: how am I supposed to begin a thread of a new game? The App Info doesn't show (it says "App processing" forever), the link to the App Store with the price doesn't appear either. I think I'll let other people open game threads... What a disaster