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Chinese Darkest Dungeon like game? (link inside)

06-07-2017, 06:36 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,800
Chinese Darkest Dungeon like game? (link inside)

this just popped up today. The language sais English but the screenshots and all descriptions are in asian language, maybe chinese?

if anyone knows what this is or if it will come in english, please inform!

地牢求生 by Frozenfrog
https://appsto.re/gr/6pQUbb.i
06-07-2017, 07:01 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 3,484
Weird stuff...
First hit for Frozenfrog is this: http://www.frozenfrog.es/ , Spanish software developer not related to games.
Searching for "地牢求生 by Frozenfrog" leads me to the same game on the Appstore as your link. And to this: https://www.indienova.com/g/DungeonSurvival . The Chinese characters for the game title are the same as on the Appstore, but the page itself only has one image and "huliang" as developer name. Never heard of Indienova before, does it ring a bell with anyone?

The links for "developer website" and "support" in the app description are: https://jq.qq.com/?_wv=1027&k=49ZGMxP , https://jq.qq.com/?_wv=1027&k=49ZGMxP . But I don't get anywhere, Firefox throws an error "The address wasn't understood. Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (tencent) isn't associated with any program or is not allowed in this context." , and Chrome only displays blank pages.

Even the horribly mangled Google auto-translate of the app description does sound somewhat interesting.
But the app size is only 60MB, which does look a tad on the low side.

That's all I could find out in few minutes, so still no real clue if this is a legit game or if it is/will be available in English as well.

Last edited by Nullzone; 06-07-2017 at 08:02 AM.
06-07-2017, 07:55 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,800
good first findings detective Nullzone! Dungeon Survival in the appstore search yields totally unrelated results (had to try) and the 1 dollar and 60 mbs seem disheartening. maybe someone can find more. or even the frozenfrog can help shed some light?
06-07-2017, 09:14 AM
#4
I have seen those screens before. Just can't remember where.

It's real, and there is a reason it has a low dl size. It's definetly not animated well and recycles sprites. The company that is listed in the game is called EnergyCell Studios I think.


Played a bit and this seems like an extremely cheap f2p version of the game. I would love to actually know more but definetly no language options.

Not amused and as cool as Red Hook has been, kind of pissed that this happened.

Coordinator @ Fat Thunder
www.Fatthunder.com
06-07-2017, 10:12 AM
#5
Just looking at the images and what the others said, this is nothing more then someone ripping of darkest dungeon $0.99 is a typical price for "pirate" game. I seen it most days with farmer simulator
06-07-2017, 10:42 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 258
Man, I would buy a legit Darkest Dungeon mobile port in a heartbeat. No questions asked just take my money.