Combining its own unique take on the real-time roguelike genre, with a nostalgic 16-bit look and feel; Diehard Dungeon is a game that feels both familiar and quite different at the same time, "occupying a curious middle ground between The Legend of Zelda and The Binding of Isaac". [Edge online 2012] Followed by a trusty, treasure collecting companion chest, the player must make their way through the dungeons many randomly-generated rooms and levels. Armed with a sword and a ‘hand cannon’, all manner of nasty dungeon dwellers, bosses and traps will need to be defeated or traversed in order to emerge from the dungeon victorious! To aid them in their quest, the player may be lucky enough to encounter one or more upgrades, or new abilities, scattered throughout the dungeon. A randomly generated dungeon is created every playthrough. Discover the dungeons many secrets and multiple outcomes. Do you have what it takes to survive the dungeon?

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0 comments by Tricktale on Jan 13th, 2014

Happy new year everyone! I hope your experience of 2014 has, thus far, been a positive one.

Diehard Dungeon is currently ranked in the top 50 on Steam Greenlight, but has been struggling for many months to be approved.

If you haven't already, please vote for Diehard Dungeon HERE

I hope you have been enjoying the latest update (1.4.2). Thanks to everyone that has supported Diehard Dungeon over the last year. The game has changed quiet considerably since it's initial release, thanks in part to the excellent feedback I've received.

Thank you for your support and happy dungeoneering! I look forward to sharing more news soon!


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indoge Jan 31 2014, 8:07pm says:

looks great! looks like zelda style gameplay with castelvania ridiculous difficulty

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OttoNL Nov 20 2013, 9:00am says:

Trailer audio is clipping a lót

I always wonder if a game dev doesn't know the basics about sound, how can they make a game which is much harder? :P I know obviously you can make a game as we can see in the trailer, I just wonder why you didn't take the 5 seconds to fix the audio though...

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Tricktale Nov 25 2013, 1:27pm replied:

The problems with the audio in the trailer here are due to the way it has been encoded by Desura. Take a look at the YouTube version:

It's not a "5 second fix" and is not present in the actual game. However, I'll see if uploading the trailer with a different audio format will help.

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OttoNL Nov 25 2013, 6:14pm replied:

I meant that in many cases the cause of the clipping could have been prevented very easily.

But if it's the player I guess not. It's a lot better now on this page as well...

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23RubyZ22 Nov 1 2013, 9:56pm says:

Hey! Amazing game... already voted for it on Greenlight...

I only have a couple requests:
-One is that there's no resolution change when you go windowed, an option would be amazing.
-The other is, would it be possible to have a alternate control scheme? Kind of like The Binding of Isaac. I cannot get used to the mouse to attack. xD

Hope you get Greenlit soon! :)

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Tricktale Nov 3 2013, 7:01am replied:

Thank you! :)

I've had a few requests for setting the windowed resolution. I'll add it to the next patch.
I'll see what I can do regarding the mouse/keyboard control scheme, but it's tricky to get 360° aiming without the use of the mouse. The game is best played with a controller if you have one.

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Stoibs Nov 1 2013, 6:39pm says:

My Virus Scanner is going Haywire when trying to install this over XN.dll
False positive?

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Stoibs Nov 3 2013, 5:41am replied:

Nevermind, My scanner literally had a regular auto-update this morning and it all seems fine now.

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Tricktale Nov 3 2013, 6:55am replied:

Hi, sorry for not replying sooner. I'm glad you got it sorted.

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tobybathory May 10 2013, 4:22pm replied:

Seems like all my games need me to add to admin to use :/

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Fantastic dungeon crawler. Love the graphics and gameplay. Gamepad support is also a HUGE bonus!

Apr 19 2013, 2:27pm by cst003

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Diehard Dungeon updated to v1.6.5 on #Steam and DRM-Free. Day/night cycle, rain + much more!

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New feature I've been working on for a few hours. Almost finished. Gone surprisingly smoothly so far... touch wood.

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@Case_Portman Very, very impressive, Case! :)

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@Case_Portman :D I hope the dungeon didn't go too hard on you :P

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Diehard Dungeon v1.6 - shields, glorious shields! Oh, and a couple of new enemies crept in too. #steam

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@Case_Portman Lookin' great!

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