Claustrophobia: The Downward Struggle is an indie RPG roguelike, with a retro graphic style and a terrible sense of humour. The game takes place in a series of ever descending randomly generated dungeon floors, packed full of monsters to slaughter and loot to pillage. The game plays like a traditional roguelike, but with a clean UI, a slick, action orientated combat system, and a massive range of enemy types, skills, gear and room designs. With features like crafting, skill trees, characters development, and just-one-more-room style gameplay, Claustrophobia is a love letter to traditional RPG rougelikes. Create your ideal hero, build your own custom class, then set out on your quest for glory, slaughter, and anything shiny!
A quick update on progress toward the alpha. One big hurdle out of the way.
Posted by TheIndieForge on Nov 17th, 2012
Just a quick passing update, as there's not that much to report this week. Just continual tweaks and changes to the combat system to try and get the balance between medium early level and harder late game content. Once the alpha is released, there will be a lot of changes to balance (as with any alpha), so I will hopefully get some forums online somewhere for bug reporting and the like. So anyway, on to the only real piece of news:
Skill Tree Concept Complete
For the past couple of months I have been trying to bring myself to work on the skill tree, and a month or so back I posted an image of it in its first state (i.e. with no skills). But I finally got myself to work on it, and after about 4 hours of work this morning, I have completed the layout of skills, and exactly what they all do.
OK, so it's an Excel document at the moment. So you can keep guessing at what everything does, but that's what it will look like. And this is a massive step towards the release of the alpha.