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Game News The Darkness Below generates a Demo

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Saint_Proverbius, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. Saint_Proverbius Administrator Patron

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    The Darkness Below has a new demo available for those looking for some red hot blobber action. The new version apparently offers a character generator for those who like to leave their fate up to chance. You can read more about it on this thread on our forum. Anyhoo, here's some of what you might want to know:

    • Windows / Linux / Android*
    • Turn-based moving & battling much like M&M 3-5
    • Interactable items & objects (ground items, levers, doors)
    • 3 maps to explore (Forest, Town & a Dungeon)
    • Prebuilt characters
    • Local / World / Mini map
    • Recruitable companions / NPCs
    • Unlimited saves
    • Fits in a handful of 1.44MB HD disks
    • (*) added soon

    Very nice. Godspeed, vlzvl! Kickin' it old school.

    Thanks, Finitron!
     
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  2. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I should browse the Workshop forum more often, another dexer title that I've completely missed.
     
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  3. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    I played the demo, the game is an obvious day 1 purchase.
     
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  4. Curratum Magister

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    The mismatch in asset fidelity, resolution and art style is nauseating.
     
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  5. The Avatar Pseudodragon Studios Developer

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    I don't usually complain about graphics, but the walls, floor, and and ceiling all have the same texture, all in a featureless dungeon.
     
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  6. Dorateen Arcane

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    I've been following this as well, and greatly anticipating the chance to play Darkness Below.
     
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  7. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Bring it!
     
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  8. Darkozric Learned

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    This reminded me that Greek dude with the hilarious situation of "Eye of the Beholder 4". I wonder if this dude is still alive. At least this one is turn-based. :D
     
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  9. Fluent Learned Patron The Real Fanboy

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    this looks so good i had to comment. thank u for making it! quick question, will this be on steam eventually? i really hope so, u might garner quite a few sales on there with this sort of goodness. :) take care. <3
     
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  10. vlzvl Learned

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    Hey, thanx :) Yes, I do plan using the Steam, eventually, after I grow some familiarity with the platform. It was only a matter of which gaming platform seemed easier to start with, not which one to choose :) I do love those Steam reviews & consider them a must, when the time comes. So, don't worry. Thank you for your kind words, you too! :cool:
     
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  11. Fluent Learned Patron The Real Fanboy

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    that is awesome news, vizvi! u really just made my entire night. :) i have more questions but i feel i should just wait and play and be surprised by it, rather than knowing all the details now. still, it's by far a day one purchase for me, and as i said in the other thread i'll cover it on my youtube channel. just great work here. ok, see ya around, thanks for answering me! <3
     
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    They're not HD, they're floppy.
     
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  14. vlzvl Learned

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    High Density floppy disk :D
     
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  15. luj1 You're all shills

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    I still think it has a decent atmosphere. Wolf3D is similar and that game was atmospheric as fuck. I didn't mind the 'sameness' in the Grimock base tileset either.
     
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  16. Alpan Magister Patron

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    I commend the developer for rolling out his own engine for this game and having done what appears to be a good job wth that.
     
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  17. Mightmagic Scholar

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    How kill doppleganger in the demo ?
     
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  18. Tihskael Literate

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    He has 100 HP. I don't think its possible without an all clerk or wizard party, maybe not even then. You are not supposed to go there yet. Go to level 2 and meet an NPC which is basically the end of the demo.
    I have never played Might & Magic or Eye of the Beholder which inspire this game, but I quite liked this little demo. Props to the developer.
     
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  19. Tomas Literate Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    This looks like a gg going to check it out when I get home. In addition to Steam, would also put this on GOG
     
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    I have finished demo. It's the only place that stay to visit. We can go here because there is a teleporter.
     
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  21. vlzvl Learned

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    There was a planned event around the teleporter that warned you to be careful "around these parts" but its required some ability check (perception or some secondary skill) and that isn't fully developed, just yet. I just decided to leave that out and keep the teleporter in. In short, this area the teleport leads you works like a "trap", unless you have a party full of casters and a bit of luck :cool:
     
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    I want this. And the editor. And an asset repository. And a flood of great user-created dungeons!
     
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    Really good look for true 3D. Needs to break up the maps with some more variety but everything is really well done in this demo. Plays a lot like M&M which is welcome.
     
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    Powerful Lands of Lore 1 vibes.

    I'm not a huge blobber fan, but this looks pretty good tbh.
     
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