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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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romgerman Jul 29 2013 says:

I like this graphics :)

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Giamme Jul 26 2013 says:

What a sexy grass!

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mairazl Jul 26 2013 says:

The new grass looks great!!
Since the update I haven't been able to find any boars.
Why can't the master perform any actions other than attack?
(Or he can, and I didn't notice?)
The master can get stuck if a tree grows in a place that he can't pass.
My minions got stuck because their inventories were full and the container they were trying to put things in was also full.
Can they place things on the ground?
Shouldn't they do that by default if they can't find a suitable container?
If I had a lot of minions it could be hard to track manually which ones are stuck because they can't place their inventory contents.
Just a few thoughts... :)

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Jul 26 2013 replied:

Thanks for the comments =):

1. The master is too wise to perform actions that minions can perform ;). But besides fighting, he can also read and discover new crafting recipes using the 'Study' (check the crafting blueprint button). And he can also summon new minions if you have less than 3 left. I am planning on a new range of unique skills for the master in future.
2. Yes, you can place items that the minions carry on the ground. Open the inventory by selecting the minion and clicking on the bag button on the right hand side. Then chose the items to place on the floor. Most items can be placed on the ground. I did have them default drop item to the ground a while ago, but that created more headaches than not.
3. There are a couple of hints to see if a minion can't place items into inventories. A. the minion will display a note to the screen and B. the minion will walk very slow since the carrying capacity is maxed out.
4. The boars logic isn't quite done yet; hmm maybe your boars got stuck in a forest somewhere. At the moment, if there are less boars than a certain number, a new one will be added to a random outside position.

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Johny193 Jul 25 2013 says:

Is there any forum or FAQ? Because there are things, which makes me confused: cant be spike trap reseted? since new version I cant find boar etc. ...

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Jul 25 2013 replied:

Not yet, I'll make a forum soon. But you can always ask in here and I'll answer as soon as I see it. Spike traps can be re-armed. But they require 2 new spikes. So in a workbench pick up 2 spikes and then right click on the Spike trap to re-arm it. With regards to boars, I am currently working on their reproduction algorithm ;-p ... more to come soon.

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mairazl Jul 24 2013 says:

I'm loving this game so much!!! I don't know how to get enough food though... I've read the manual, but it didn't say much about it. I think one of my minions starved.

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Jul 25 2013 replied:

You can get food from killing boars, they give you the most. Then from harvesting large and medium trees, they give you nuts. Mushrooms grow in the dungeon, I'll leave it up to you to figure out where ;). And then you can also a stew, if you craft the cooking pot.

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liamdawe Jul 23 2013 says:

Just had a quick go, didn't even realise I had quests, maybe a pop-up is needed to make sure we know hehe.

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w01fram Creator
w01fram Jul 25 2013 replied:

Ups, I had a pop-up before, but removed. I will add it again.

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