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!

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Good game so far, but the minimap is way too hard to see, even if set monitor to 1024x768 [no fullscreen yet, so need set monitor to that resolution for game to be fullscreen on monitor]
[minimap can now be zoomed into, so it sorta solves that problem]

ill list what i think are cons first
- There needs be a button that makes the minimap fill the wholescreen so you can see where an anvil is you passed a while ago. Since the levels are so big its hard to remember where an anvil is.
[minimap can fill whole screen, if click the map, still no buytton to do it]
- You have to use your mouse to move your character, i would prefer an option to use wasd to move character and 1 to 9 for skills, and i honestly wonder why you cant do that. [left mouse button to move, right button for action, qwety for skills]
[can move useing wsad now, but it doesnt regen health yet, i assume itll be fixed]
- No options settings yet
[is an options setting now, but isnt complete, so partail options?, i guess when it sets defualt options ill remove this con, so in a few days i guess this wont be an issue]

- Look at the feature list at top, i would agree with what it says its features are
- Its really quite fun, but would be more fun if could make the minimap fill the whole screen when needed, im not even sure if the minimap shows doors atm, its really way too small,

and if i seem to be going on about the minimap, thats becuase i cant really fualt it other that the 2 issues i listed above [since its alpha no point listing issues that are in todo list]

stuff in [] if what if altered in a patch, when it works flawlessly ill remove from con, like just need defualt settings for options and remove bug someone had about changeing audio, and ill remove the con for options

Just alpha, and already more fun then Hack, Slash, Loot.(My opinion.)
Simple, fun, and has yet to show its full potential. Great start for what I think will be a great rougelike RPG. Way to go, Indie Forge!

Even in pre-alpha this game had exceptional playability, will get better and better and better!


if everything planned on the roadmap, this game will be a must have. i just bought the apha et it's very well done .
design and sound are really good , making this game having it own style. the skill tree is a really nice addition and the possibility to craft will be very nice


This game is beautify crafted full stop.
I think this is a great game I love the graphics it reminds me of shining force 2.

I gave this a 9/10 but not a 10 because theres a few very annoying bugs like going into a portal will crash the game but otherwise it a 10!

I personally think this game has a lot of potential and I cant wait for further improvements or additional things.


This is one of the best "Rogue-Clones" i´ve ever played. It´s really addicting ant it pushes you forward with every item you find, you always want more and it´s hard to stop playing. What a great bargain this game is - it´s like finding a sword with damage 15 on level 1 ! Awesome!

I got this game yesterday after I saw the sale. For $2.50 I figured I really couldn't go wrong.

I can't stop playing. The playstyle of the game is great, and the artwork fits it perfectly. Everything from the comedic item descriptions to the very customizable character progression keeps me wanting more! For $2.50, this game was a steal - even for $5.00 it is. If you enjoy roguelike games, then I'm sure you'll get hours upon hours of enjoyment from this amazing game.

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