Kickstart This: Darkest Dungeon

By: Alehkhs

On: February 10th, 2014

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Red Hook Studios’s gorgeously gothic RPG Darkest Dungeon went live on Kickstarter just nine hours ago, and is already looking ready to slay its goal of $75,000. Boasting the traditional roguelike staples of procedurally-generated levels, permadeath, and turn-based combat, Darkest Dungeon also promises an “uncompromising, unforgiving, and unconventional” approach to the classic dungeon crawler. Drawing influence from the creeping terror of H.P. Lovecraft’s literary works, Red Hook Studios hopes to implement an “Affliction System,” forcing the player to contend with “paranoia, abusiveness, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks” as they lead a team of heroes ever deeper into the dungeon.

With the game set to meet its funding goal within the first day, and with a long list of stretch goals promising ever more content and polish, Darkest Dungeon is a project I will certainly be keeping my eye on. To learn more, jump on over to the game’s site, or head straight to the game’s Kickstarter page to get on board.

  • Lup Lun

    You’ll signal boost someone who’s already near their goal anyway, but not the La-Mulana sequel? What happened to you, TIGSource? You used to be cool. >_<

  • Anonymous

    I suspect La-Mulana 2 will also make its (significantly higher) goal, but yes, I plan on getting a post out about it tonight.

  • John KP

    Woah, Dark Souls 2d? I’m in.