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Dungeon Colony is a game influenced by one of my favorite games - Dungeon Keeper! There are currently two game modes. A sandbox, which I started first and it adds Tower Defense waves of enemies with resource collection and crafting. And I'm also working on a campaign mode. There you will play levels and do stuff in between levels on a big campaign map.

The game is in alpha and should be soon ready for beta. I am updating the game quite regularly, sometimes multiple times a week. Download the alpha release on the web-site at www.DungeonColony.com. The game requires Java and it auto-updates itself if a new version is available.

About the game:

Dungeon Colony is a 2D fantasy real-time strategy game in which you take control over a Dungeon Lord and his loyal Minions to explore and build a Dungeon and save your colony from the brink of extinction. Command your Minions to dig out tunnels and rooms, craft items from resources they collect, and set up traps to defend your new home against greedy heroes. The mountain harnesses powerful magic that has the potential to give you control over the lands around you. But it's up to you to uncover its secrets before you are overrun by your enemies.

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2 comments by w01fram on Apr 16th, 2015

Minions!

This release completes the first set of features for Rooms in Dungeon Colony.

I have created my very first video development log to tell you all about rooms. I'm probably going to make more of these whenever I reach a bigger milestone like this one. (Usually every x.x.x release)

Watch the following video log to learn more about rooms. Please let me know what you think:

What's next:

Before I complete the campaign mode the behavior engine and the rules that make up the Dungeon Economy must be updated and improved. The most recent features about abilities and dungeon rooms play an important role in these improvements. Rooms determine where minions go look for resources: the lair for a place to rest, eat and store personal goods; the pantry is the hot-spot for food and the treasury is the money-department. Without these rooms, the economy can't function. Workers will want to be compensated for all work commands you give them. This is the first improvement I will focus on.

Once these improvements are complete Beta stage will be reached and I will start with the level development for the campaign mode. At the same time I will introduce the story that goes with the campaign mode. I'm hoping to reach this milestone in a few months, but that really depends a lot on many other factors... so wish me the best!

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***Geroj***
***Geroj*** Aug 26 2014, 8:40am says:

No more tower defence? Thank gods!

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Cristiano.b.
Cristiano.b. Apr 5 2014, 7:22pm says:

Very cool!Looks a bit like dwarf fortress.Tracking!

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Seriously_Unserious
Seriously_Unserious Apr 5 2014, 1:33am says:

This game looks interesting. Tracking.

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Guest
Guest Feb 2 2014, 3:25pm says:

if you build walls near the entrance incoming enemies will bug out and just hang around on the road, the overlord bugs out and forgets where his bed is and wont sleep and as someone else has already stated the overlord will bug out and wont study even with ample room for movement and a study picked. These are actual bugs and not something we have done wrong.

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Feb 4 2014, 11:11am replied:

Thanks for reporting the bugs. We are aware of these bugs and have increased their priority. We will post in the news when they are fixed.

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imagirostudios
imagirostudios Jan 29 2014, 8:45pm says:

this looks interesting, like the fact that you play as the dungeon lord rather than a hero

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Raonak
Raonak Dec 18 2013, 2:37am says:

Looks really cool, love the artwork.

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Dec 18 2013, 2:20am says:

Hey RTS fans,

While Dungeon Colony features some tower defense mechanics, I decided to finally change it's official genre to Real Time Strategy. My current development activities allow levels that don't include enemy waves and for that reason the game required to be re-categorized. The sanbox mode will remain the most similar game type to the tower defense genre, so if you fancy that kind of game mode, give it a shot.

-Seb

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O-san
O-san Dec 2 2013, 7:17am says:

Looks really cool :) Gone give this a try.

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mairazl
mairazl Nov 29 2013, 4:09pm says:

Hey there! I hadn't played this game in a while and now that I did I'd like to give some suggestions, if I may.
Can you have the heads of the minions appear in the gui so that I don't have to scroll the screen to find them?
I'm still having a hard time finding and killing boars. Isn't it possible to make them killable by right clicking them after left clicking them, as it currently is to fell trees?
The dungeon master walks too slow!
I understand that the mountain should be black in the map before you explore it, but I find it really annoying that the forest around it also is. Surely the minions surveyed the area before settling down in the cave?
Oh, one more thing. A hero destroyed my workbench and I got stuck, I think... If I understand it right, there's no way to make a new one?
Btw, I still love this game! Thanks for making it!

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Dec 2 2013, 1:19am replied:

Hi... Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. Got some follow up questions/answers for you:

The heads of the minions in the gui: Do you mean like a short-cut ? so that you can click on it (the shortcut) and them have the map center around the unit you selected ? One of my tasks is actually to allow the player to store units in the numbers 0-9, like most RTS allow you to do.

Boars: Yes, I shall add a bit more at start up. FYI, over time, boars do reproduce.

Workbench: You can have a Minion build a workbench in his own inventory. Make the minion collect a few wood (best harvest a large tree). Then open the minion's inventory (select the minion and click on the bag button on the right hand side). From there, craft the workbench as usual.

As for the rest, I have noted your suggestions and weigh those along with other feedback. If enough testers suggest the same thing I will change it.

THANK YOU!

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mairazl
mairazl Dec 2 2013, 12:04pm replied:

Yes, a shortcut to select the minion, but not center around it, just select it. Number shortcuts would be great too!!
I didn't know about the workbench building. Thank you.

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trying to get back into #gamedev; #dad requirements > #indiegame atm... but still found some minutes here and there to start economy update

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Dungeon Colony v0.2.7 Rooms are done! Read my blog: T.co and watch this video: T.co #gamedev #indiedev

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too hot to code today... way too hot

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T.co << RT RT! This is my first video dev log for Dungeon Colony about Rooms #letsplay #games #indiegames #indiegamedev

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