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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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11 comments by w01fram on May 12th, 2015

Hello Minions!

Version is out and Dungeon Colony is getting mighty close to Beta status. This version completes the first Economy Update.

The new economy system is tied into the new room features introduced in version 0.2.7.x. At the moment, there are 3 base rooms available: The lair, the cantina and the treasury. Minions sleep in their lair and store goods such as gold coins and other items. For each command you issue to a minion, he will want to get paid for it. After a certain amount of work performed, the minion will go to the treasury to get his wage. He will then bring his wage to his room and store it in a chest. If a minion doesn't have a room or a chest, he will complain to his master about it.

Minions use their earned wage to buy food. You must have a Cantina available and place a dining table inside it. That way, your minions know where to go to buy and eat food to replenish their health and fill up their belly. Coins spend on food are transferred back into the treasury.

This creates the foundation for the dungeon economy and a circular transaction system that provides a way for your minions to work for their needs. Future releases will introduce new rooms and new desires for your minions to spend their wage on, such as potions that they can use when under attack, weapons to improve fighting enemies, or other items to improve their skills.

With Economy 1.0 completed, I'm turning my focus back to the Campaign game mode to work on Level design and polish the engine for Beta release.

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mairazl Nov 29 2013 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 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.


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mairazl Dec 2 2013 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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fkuva Nov 20 2013 says:

keep it up (y)

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Gn0meSlice Oct 14 2013 says:

Tracking, but it would be nice to have a video of some sort.

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Nov 21 2013 replied:

Yes, I'm going to start working on one soonish. I'll post it here when it's done.

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Kacktus Sep 27 2013 says:

I like what I've seen this far. But please, work on the controls. The whole left-click - right-click stuff is kinda confusing imho. Not in the general strategy control, but mainly when it comes to placing crafted objects (standard procedure in RTS games is left click to select building -> left click place / right click abort, what you're doing is left click abort/ right click place) and crafting stuff. The crafting menu in itself is something I find rather unusual and to some extent unneccesary in a RTS game.
Damn, this ended up sounding way more negative than I actually feel about it. Don't get it wrong, I like the game so far. It's really promising.

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Sep 28 2013 replied:

Thanks Kacktus & WolveNZ for the comments. Yes, the left/right click will be changed before beta, since I want to also make it work uniformly on tablets.

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WolveNZ Sep 28 2013 replied:

Yea, the crafting system took awhile to figure out, but I do like it as it makes sense with the work bench (ie, the avaliable workspace)

really needs more explaination, that im sure will come on later builds

With the Right Click/Left Click, Really does need re-doing, might be worth putting out builds with differnt forms of Clicking and having a poll to see whats best, I find right now its very easy to get a bit confused and move stuff around by mistake etc... and Selection Minion while moving is quite hard, maybe remoave the selectability of grounds?

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Kacktus Sep 28 2013 replied:

Sounds like a plan. My idea of buildings structures would be more like a normal RTS game though: you issue the construction of a structure, and guys get to work carrying stuff to the site, and once all is there, boom.

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Sep 28 2013 replied:

My plan is to also allow players to configure the keys. But I also like the polling idea =).

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