Delve!

a Puzzle / Games by BerkaZerka

Commended by Killa_Robot on 10/21/2017 11:06:45 AM

Player Rating6.88/8

"#32 overall, #1 for 2017"
based on 201 ratings since 09/24/2017
played 6,549 times (finished 300)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

Slay Monsters and Loot the Bodies!

100 levels of Classic Dungeon-Crawl Hack & Slash!
Can you survive all the way to the end?

A CYS "Flash Game" Featuring -
Weapon Upgrades, Magic Items, NPCs, and more!

Player Comments

Hm, this storygame is interesting. I also think I couldn't have beat it without spamming alt + left. :)

I eventualy had some followers one of which survived to the very end (a healer for my rouge). The others all died (before the final boss actually). I also had baisically unlimited funds by the end.

The creatures were nice and reminded me of classac fantasy. It was pretty grindy, but I kept on going anyway. I figured out how to use the mechanics pretty well by the end, though I never was able to use my Rouge's Assasinate successfully making it useless to me.

My favorite aspect of this storygame was the humor. It added a nice touch and a smile to the grinding. I also never found an error in the scripting (of which I suspect there to be a sinful amount) besides the Asssinate ability (which I may have not used corectly).

Lastly, I personally saw a slant in the gear towards the Knight/fighter class. I constantly picked up weapons and armor that I hoped my companions or I could use, but the stupid fighter could only use it. :(

Anyway, I loved the storygame. It was a great few hours (that I should've spent writing). :)
-- WouldntItBeNice on 12/20/2017 4:51:53 PM with a score of 112775
Obviously, there's not much story since it's a dungeon crawler. But it's probably the best text-based rpg I've ever played! The level of detail that went into all the different weapons, armors, shields and items, plus the different classes and their ranks, is truly astounding! If you're looking for a really fun dungeon crawler that takes strategy and lasts quite a while, this game is for you. The icing on the cake: Even though there's not a lot of story, it can still be very lighthearted and humorous at times.

Note to author: I did find one broken weapon. It was a flail, found in a chest near the end of the game. It said it was a wizard weapon at the top of the description, but at the bottom the class limits were fighter/priest, and it couldn't be equipped by anyone in my party, despite having one of each class. Besides that, truly well done!
-- Glandros on 12/5/2017 12:22:16 AM with a score of 111301
I can barely begin to imagine the amount of work that would have had to go into just making the framework for all this. I wonder how many variables were used in total... not to mention the total scripts!

Further I should mention good writing isn't sacrificed for the sake of the game elements. It has both!


If you haven't tried this out yet, I highly encourage you to give it a shot. I will say that there is more clicking involved compared to the more story focused storygames, but that doesn't detract from the experience, and honestly, with this heavy use of the advance editor, it is to be expected.

Oh, also, did I mention there are pictures?
-- Zake on 10/10/2017 3:37:29 AM with a score of 0
Amazing game, almost as good as Sammich. But not quite.
-- I_Like_Sammich on 3/30/2021 1:52:50 PM with a score of 0
Not bad. Just found strange that with great named weapons and armours like a Supernal Katana and a Profane Bone Armour my characters suddenly started making less damage than their attack scores or indeed the previous rounds.
-- Guinea Pig on 2/28/2021 7:06:16 PM with a score of 177456
It was fun but I kept dying and did not really know how to navigate my way around the game. Also I did not know how to get one of those third players.
-- Abbey on 2/19/2021 8:43:33 PM with a score of 0
I've played this before but never commented. I still can't BEAT it, but it's such a great way to spend a little time clicking when I need a distraction and don't want to think too hard, lol. I always go with a dwarf priest, maybe I should try a different character. But it's really incredible that the CYS engine can make a game like this that it's not even designed for.

RIP Dwarfy Priestbeard #9, slain by a biter ooze thing. (I did get a weird image that said Out to Lunch once during the battle, which I think was a bug.)
-- Starbourne on 1/2/2021 4:07:47 PM with a score of 0
Oh, the hours I spend on this.

I don't believe there are any bugs, except that I noticed a choice for "smoke screen"(which I never used) that costs 15 mana, and the rogue had none.

Definitely an 8/8, Especially for Grog.
-- PerforatedPenguin on 12/21/2020 5:54:36 PM with a score of 77994
Wow... I can't even begin to imagine the scripting and effort that must have gone into this game. While the format of the story editor may not have been the best way to create this style of game, it ended up working really well!
The shop system was a little clunky, I'll admit, but Honest Grog was great. I honestly thought he was going to be the final boss!
The flavour text was funny and kept me smiling, and the final boss fight, even with the "Go Back" button, had me feeling harrowed and like we only just made it.
The side passages were clever additions to break up the fighting cycle. I explored a lot of them, though I can't remember if I did each one.
This feels exactly like a video game or a dungeon crawl. Go in with your nearly-invincible characters, kill stuff, loot, repeat. Great job! 8/8.
-- Cupcakitty__13 on 12/15/2020 11:28:22 AM with a score of 105686
very enjoyable!
-- emilykat44 on 11/17/2020 7:46:12 PM with a score of 0
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