Rogue's Tale is a single player turn-based dungeon crawling game. The game takes place in a place called Frostmourn Keep and its underlying dungeons located in the World's End Mountains. The goal is to overthrow the current king of the Frostmourn Keep and become the new king. A demo version and game guide can be found on the homepage. Key features: - Classless character building where you can choose to be the kind of rogue you want. - Seemingly unfair, untimely and unforgiving deaths which are also permanent. - Ways to counter these deaths by learning the game mechanics. - Random dungeons and encounters. - 24 talents to build your character with. - 30 spells to build your character even further. - 30 heritages that make your next character stronger. - 30 challenges to complete once you get the hang of the game.

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Rogue's Tale 1.06

1 year ago News 2 comments

Another year and another version. 1.06 should become available in about a day or so featuring new overlay tileset, new boss level with lots of tentacles, new creatures to tackle, minor survivability buff for low level characters in the form of snails (lots of them), heritage dog and an in-game level editor.

Rogue's Tale 1.05 Now Available

Rogue's Tale 1.05 Now Available

2 years ago News 3 comments

1.05 is out and even the Desura app version (1.05b) should work now. Difficulty level got a minor increase due to a nerf to the Amulet of Ghost Form which...

Rogue's Tale 1.04 Coming Up Shortly

Rogue's Tale 1.04 Coming Up Shortly

2 years ago News 0 comments

Version 1.04 has been uploaded and should become available in a few days.

Rogue's Tale Released on Desura

Rogue's Tale Released on Desura

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A single player turn-based dungeon crawling game that takes place in a place called Frostmourn Keep.

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Rogue's Tale is a single player turn-based dungeon crawling game. The game takes place in a place called Frostmourn Keep and its underlying dungeons located in the World's End Mountains. The goal is to overthrow the current king of the Frostmourn Keep...
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1.04 Standalone Server

1.04 Standalone Server

2 years ago Server 0 comments

This application can be used to run your own private server. It does not have its own installer and it is ready to run as soon as you unpack it in some...

1.04 Custom Dungeons

1.04 Custom Dungeons

2 years ago Singleplayer Map 0 comments

These are the handmade dungeons 1.04 was supposed to have but they didn't quite make it in the installer package. You can install them by unpacking the...

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DDarkAngel Apr 8 2013 says:

could anyone tell me what hte difference between demo and full game?
and 1 more, if i buy the game from Desura will i get it on Steam when it would be available on Steam?

sry for bad English

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nibbe Creator
nibbe Apr 8 2013 replied:

The difference is that the level cap is 20 instead of 10, you can learn 6 talents instead of 3 and the game becomes harder at around level 12 when the enemies learn new talents (demo is kind of an easy mode). In addition, some challenges are either almost impossible or impossible to complete in the demo.

As for the Steam part, the progress there seems so slow that the Sun will probably go nova before the green monster standing on the way is defeated. Having said that, I suppose I could make a promise that "if" it gets there and "if" Steam still allows handing over keys at that time, I can throw them to whomever has bought the game here.

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DDarkAngel Apr 8 2013 replied:

That is exactly what I wanted to know/ Thank you!

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Deux89 Apr 8 2013 replied:

More skills and more items. May be more but thats the difference I found.

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nibbe Creator
nibbe Apr 7 2013 says:

There's now a forum available (see above). Feel free to start new topics and suggest new boards and I'll see if I can make them happen. I also started a "New Player Tips" thread that lists all default keys and mouse buttons to help you get started. I plan to update that thread with other tips as soon as I can figure out which issues are the most common.

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Vidocq87 Mar 22 2013 says:

Okay i have played this game for a while, and i do like a challange. But this is just too damn unfair, i have many times died right at the beginning without taking one step. The monster strength is not the problem it is the spawning of them, im not saying this game needs to be easier. But it would be more fun if it was a bit more fair, give the player the feeling he can survive for atleast 3 levels and than crush his spirit. But not at the start not like this.

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tadeubas Apr 25 2013 replied:

Can't play it too =/. Is there a Wiki or something to help ?

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nibbe Creator
nibbe Apr 25 2013 replied:

There's no wiki but if you can ask a specific question on the forum, there might eventually be an answer.

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nibbe Creator
nibbe Mar 20 2013 says:

Version 1.04 should be available now. I made a little error while packaging it and the custom handmade levels didn't quite make it. They can be manually downloaded and installed from the addons (sorry about this). I also added the latest server application in the downloads just in case anyone is interested in tinkering with one.

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RikuKlayton Mar 12 2013 says:

Wow this game looks really great!
I have played the demo of The Pit yesterday and today and I must say Roguelike games are very fun and entertaining! I like this game as well, very much infact.
I really like the 'randomness' of the game- as in any game. The weapons, the armor, the dungeons- very good looking indeed.
"I'm currently working on new dungeon generation algorithms to have more variety with the dungeon layouts."
I can't wait how how you will improve th 'map-generation'.

I hope you keep the updates up, 'cause this looks very promising.
Now I just need to search some money together, then I'll be making let's plays on youtube >.<

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Wilma_Haschen Mar 8 2013 says:

...spent many days to play / learn this game and it was very frustrating at many times.
but strangely i always came back for another session, then played couple of hours till i got wiped out again and again and again....
i understand if ppl find this game too hard, unforgiving and totally unfair. but as i see it, thats exactly what nibbe wanted this rogue-like to be! and i totally like it this way! just give it some time and as you unlock some heritages, you'll increase your chances to survive - though u will still die quickly if u aren't cautious. and the longer u survive, the more ways u discover to stand against the mobs.

this game is very addictive, its easy to control (unlike many other rogue-likes) and makes the best out of the content it offers.

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bossonova911 Mar 9 2013 replied:

Agreed. I am having a hell of a time but i love it. I still haven't unlocked anything but i'm learning as i go. those videos just posted helped me out a bit as i only watched the 1-10 level video. I figure if i make it to level 10 i'm happy for now. Made it to level 9 then i kicked a grave and got my arse handed to me by a warlock, LOL. Also if there are any easter eggs or secrets, tips to find. if there are any clues or suggestions on how to get them that would be a bonus to us having a hard time with this game and losing heart and patience to keep playing. I just think that would be a bonus to your gamer audience, tnx. This game is one of the best investments i made since i bought Tales of Majeyal here on desura. Keep up the great work and just one more thing. Is there any talk of a new patch here on desura with anything new coming, Inquiring minds want to know these things. ;)

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nibbe Creator
nibbe Mar 9 2013 replied:

I'm currently working on new dungeon generation algorithms to have more variety with the dungeon layouts. When the new version is ready it should come out here first but I can't say any exact dates yet.

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

Yes, rated a 10. Now, before you act like "GRASPEE SAYS", and start throwing a fit about it being a difficult game at the start... DUH... it's a Roguelike!!! Please don't get me wrong, there are times when you start a new game, where your heart sinks because you just KNOW that the snake (who is 3 squares away) AND the Archer standing next to it, is going to make a quick end to your game... only to be ecstatic that you barely squeaked by. There will be times, while walking down a corridor, you spot…

Mar 7 2013 by kmkenpo

Lowest Rated (4 agree) 5/10

This game is not well-balanced with respect to the difficulty the player experiences as the game goes in. Basically it seems there is too much randomness and not enough procedural stuff going on in the design of levels. As others have pointed out, you can start out surrounded by three enemies. Also you can start out in a room with multiple locked doors to get out and it is boring as hell battering yourself on the doors and losing most of your hp, then resting for tedious amounts of time until the…

Mar 6 2013 by graspee

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