Dungeon Stompage!

Player Rating7.27/8

"#6 overall, #2 for 2012"
based on 2607 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 103,159 times (finished 2,767)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length8/8

"Even light has to break at the rest stop"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

An Item and Character-Stat driven Dungeon Adventure Challenge! Can you survive the perils, defeat the monsters, and win the game?


Special Thanks To:

JMgskills, simplesabley; betaband; Swiftstryker; madglee; October; & urnam0 (who found a second solution to the puzzle chest)

(For their invaluable feedback and playtesting efforts!)

Player Comments

First timer to the site and a glutton for classical dungeon crawls...also, looking to find inspiration for my own stories and games... I decided to try this storygame first. Not disappointed in the least. There was a natural thrill in finding a new room or corridor in the dungeon and avoiding traps that were obvious. I also appreciate the quiet pauses of exploration between battle bouts.

The ability to go back to old areas at anytime is awesome; you really feel that you can take your time and use calculated moves. The navigation was well planed and intuitive.

The battles were simple and allowed for close calls no matter your character makeup, though I will have to play again to see how pumped and single-minded I can make Raven. That leads me into my next point, the customization in the character sheet is great! Should I go balanced or full brawn? On this playthrough I went more toward the brainy with a bit of stealth. So, of course I had to make a deal with the succubus!

The story did feel short, but that only encourages multiple playthrough. This then becomes a shining example for anyone new to storygames to make their own first short one. Greak work! Look forward to more of this type!
-- Shyshaeia on 1/11/2018 8:05:41 PM with a score of 15900
Very fun and well written dungeon crawl. Reminiscent of the old Zork text-based games. Excellent use of scripting, variables, and items. I played through several times, attempting different tactics, and saw that even the text alters depending on what one tries. Using items is intuitive and even holds some surprises with experimentation. One puzzle was extremely frustrating as it doesn't make a lot of sense at all - unless my brain is becoming soft. Great descriptions and some nice character interaction. There's a lot more to this story than is immediately apparent. Once you've "won," you can still adventure about. I would like to see a follow-up. Thanks and great job.
-- madglee on 9/10/2012 3:26:51 PM with a score of 97550

When I normally read stories on this site I'm usually not that impressed. Even with the featured games I don't have the experience others do. It's kind of like, "It was ok I guess." In fact, this is my reaction to most games on this site.

But it was not like that for this game.

It had adventuring, puzzles, exploring, fighting dangerous foes, etc. This was just amazing. I cannot believe all the items you had in this game and how well everything worked. Everything had a place.

And don't even get me started on the battle scenes. Every fight was unique. Every foe formidable in their own way. I found myself completely engrossed and rooting for Raven like he was my favorite player in Football.

The ONLY thing that I wish this game had was that if it was a bit longer. Maybe just to explore a world like Skyrim would have been the icing on the cake.

Regardless though, I put this game with the best on the site, in my opinion. Now I'm not saying this just to butter you up or something. Trust me. Look at most of the comments I leave on games and you will see I rarely say this to anyone.

Well done.

-- JMgskills on 9/4/2012 7:48:29 PM with a score of 112330
Awesome- though it would be even better if there was a way it save your family & the villagers...
-- (: on 2/24/2018 2:06:32 AM with a score of 116370
I loved it! Kept me busy through the day, slaying entrails and whatnot. I enjoyed exploring the game mechanics and conquering the map. Quite an inspiring little piece.
-- nibbie on 2/20/2018 11:04:16 AM with a score of 112400
I don't think I fully beat everything, I may come back later when it isn't 2 AM in the morning and I can think straight. All I have to say is very well done! I am amazed at how well put together this is. I did figure out the number for the private office. All I have to say about that is, well.... How dare you? xD. Anyway, yes this is a very well put together advenutre and I'd reccomend it for anyone.
-- DRAGO5532 on 2/11/2018 3:55:51 AM with a score of 252640
yeety boi
-- A. H. on 2/7/2018 9:49:34 AM with a score of 67670
Well done; well done. I haven't gotten any ending other than The Destroyer yet, but I am looking forward to playing more of this entertaining and mysterious game. Props to you, game-maker!
-- SquattingPigeon on 2/5/2018 10:37:59 AM with a score of 75610
This Was One Of Those Games That Could,Though It Was Just Like A Figure And Use Item Simulator,Still Made Me A Bit Emotional.(Probably Cause I Was To Dumb To Fight The Intestines For 1 Year,Yes 1 Year As A Guest)

Just Saying I Haven’t Ever Made A Storygame So Don’t Take These To Heart,I’m Kinda Bad.There Wasn’t Much Character Development,Though The Riddle Idea Was Very Interesting *ahem programming*,And The Massive Dungeon Map,Which Was Amazing And Probably Took Time.Same With All The Weapon Ideas And Items From Battle,The Shop,The Stats.*ahem more programming*With All The Effort You Obviously Put In It Would Be A 6/8,Not The Best Certainly Not The Worst.You Have A Imaginative Mindset,Everything Was Fantastic Fantasy,And The Ability To Search,Fight Necromancers,Fight Ghouls,Zombies,Elves.I Honestly Loved This A Storygame,Gripping Storyline,Programming.(Which Is Rare)Releasing And Increasing Tension As We Progressed With Our Choice Of Gender,(Another Good Idea)And Had A Choice To Become Good Or Evil,Along With Interesting Items*cough cough The brush*

I Hope You Read This,And If You Do,Just Know I’m A Big Fan Of Your Work On This Long Road Of Stories :)

-- Goku_Black on 2/2/2018 8:20:54 PM with a score of 145690
Dat gold exploit.
-- Marneptunez on 2/1/2018 4:44:40 PM with a score of 163110
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