Maximalist Roguelite RPG “Purgatory Dungeoneer” Now on Steam PC
On Thursday, game publisher Strange Scaffold released “maximalist roguelite RPG” Purgatory Dungeoneer (a.k.a. My Grandpa Died And All He Left Me Was This 1 Dungeon In Purgatory Filled With Nihilistic Adventurers) on Steam PC.
Developed by Damien Crawford of Cannibal Interactive, Purgatory Dungeoneer gives players the chance to plunder “a psychic hellmaw for personal closure, and the resources to build a town beyond the grave.”
Not sure exactly what that means, but hopefully the official breakdown of Purgatory Dungeoneer and recent trailer from Strange Scaffold will shed some light on it:
Purgatory Dungeoneer is a lo-fi high-tactics game about not only surviving delves into a dungeon for the resources needed to rebuild the town you’ve inherited, but also to help the retired adventurers that came along with it find personal closure. Acting in the role of mayor of this supernatural medieval village that is home to a wide cast of former adventurers, you will help restore the buildings of this place just as much as the characters that inhabit them.
With over 400 possible residents, and a pool of over 100 classes, Purgatory Dungeoneer is a tactically deep game about balancing your party to brave the depths of the hellmaw and come back intact. The game features a wide array of skills and abilities, but no consumable items, so each attempt at the dungeon requires planning, skill, and a shrewdly judged party configuration to succeed.
Death is only a minor setback on this journey of discovery, introspection, and healing. Each trip into the dungeon helps uncover more of the histories, motivations, and emotional baggage that led these retired adventures to languish. It’s up to you to help them find the closure they so desperately crave.
But don’t expect a traditional roguelike. You’re not in search of the perfect run. What you seek is something much more meaningful.
- Over 400 possible residents from a pool of over 100 classes.
- Over 1000 skills influencing damage, healing, status effects, auras, and more.
- A focused world. There’s no wasted travel time, or anything to miss that you can’t get later.
- Individual dungeon runs are short, and a simple in-game journal allows for setting the game down and coming back knowing where you left off.
- The hope that personal trauma can be acknowledged, confronted, and resolved, in this world and the next.
Purgatory Dungeoneer is available now on Steam PC for $9.99.
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