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Dicey Dungeons - Launch Trailer

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    Deimos Link
    The game's out on Steam here, and 10% off for the first week: https://store.steampowered.com/app/861540/Dicey_Dungeons/ The soundtrack is available on Chipzel's site/Bandcamp here as well:...

    The game's out on Steam here, and 10% off for the first week: https://store.steampowered.com/app/861540/Dicey_Dungeons/

    The soundtrack is available on Chipzel's site/Bandcamp here as well: https://chipzel.co.uk/album/dicey-dungeons-original-soundtrack

    She's a great chiptune artist and did the soundtrack for Terry's previous game Super Hexagon, looking forward to listening to it (and actually playing the game soon too).

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    1. cfabbro Link Parent
      Been waiting for this one for a while. I love rogelikes and Terry Cavanagh makes amazing games. 10% off is just icing. Thanks for the heads up! :)

      Been waiting for this one for a while. I love rogelikes and Terry Cavanagh makes amazing games. 10% off is just icing. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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    Deimos Link
    I played about an hour and a half of this last night, enjoying it so far. Definitely has a lot of similarities to Slay the Spire in how the game itself works, but it plays quite a bit differently...

    I played about an hour and a half of this last night, enjoying it so far. Definitely has a lot of similarities to Slay the Spire in how the game itself works, but it plays quite a bit differently with you needing to choose the best way to use all your dice each turn.

    I like that the runs seem to be quite short. They're probably only about 20 minutes each, since I finished 4 in that time last night. I won 3 of those (2/2 Warrior, 1/2 Thief) so it's not particularly difficult yet, but those characters both have low difficulty rankings, so I'm assuming the other ones will be harder as I unlock those.

    I think the question will be how much longevity it ends up having for me, since I'm not sure if there's anything more to it than just doing a new run again, win or lose. Other than unlocking the different characters, there doesn't seem to be anything that changes outside of the run, and at least so far it's looked like the next character unlocks as soon as you do the first run with the previous one.

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      Deimos (edited ) Link Parent
      I was looking at Terry Cavanagh's site today and noticed this blog post from last week that explains a little about how much is in the game: How big is this game anyway? So it sounds like I've...

      I was looking at Terry Cavanagh's site today and noticed this blog post from last week that explains a little about how much is in the game: How big is this game anyway?

      The game has six playable characters. Each of those characters has six “episodes”, which are like levels. There’s also a separate final episode, so that’s 37 episode in total. A normal player, playing the game for the first time will probably beat the first few episodes in about 20 minutes, but some of the later ones like the Witch episodes take more like 40. On average, I think it probably takes about 30 minutes an episode, give or take.

      So it sounds like I've only been playing the first "episode" for each character so far, and didn't realize that there was anything after that. I didn't see any way to play different levels with a character, so I assume I'll need to beat the first one with each character, and then it'll move on to the second one.

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        Wes Link Parent
        It looks like he's pushed a small update to make the existence of episodes more obvious. https://twitter.com/terrycavanagh/status/1162002997293068288

        It looks like he's pushed a small update to make the existence of episodes more obvious.

        https://twitter.com/terrycavanagh/status/1162002997293068288

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        1. Deimos Link Parent
          Oh, that's good. I know he's planning to add achievements in the near future too, so depending on what he does with those there could be quite a few objectives to work towards from them too.

          Oh, that's good. I know he's planning to add achievements in the near future too, so depending on what he does with those there could be quite a few objectives to work towards from them too.