Dungeon Stompage!

Player Rating7.28/8

"#5 overall, #2 for 2012"
based on 2454 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 96,305 times (finished 2,592)

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

This story is a celebration of classic RPG gameplay, combining an addictive battle system and an unforgettable story. As the determined protagonist Raven, the player is able to immediately step into the fantasy realm, and fulfill their dire thirst for pure adventure. For beginners, it is a beneficial gateway series to dungeon exploration titles, an entertaining fantasy treat for casual fans, and a welcome challenge of Stat building strategy for seasoned RPG fans.
-- Andre' Raven on 7/24/2015 6:48:34 PM with a score of 67600
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
very good if you like an RPG you will love this
-- ekkiller17 on 9/13/2017 11:10:17 AM with a score of 72690
Good story, it seemed short, but I'm beginning to understand that seemingly short stories like this, take a VERY long time to make, so my appreciation of a storygame like this has increased a great deal. AS a matter of fact I found this game much more enjoyable then many RPG dungeon crawlers I've played on PC. Thanks for the adventure, looking forward to playing again!
-- MrSnuggles on 8/31/2017 2:38:22 AM with a score of 153810
This was a good story. It was very well coded and the RPG element was incorporated well: making several interesting battles, stats that mattered, and interesting items.

If I had to nitpick, I did feel for all this coding and stats and items, that the story was a tad too short. If you're going to put so many elements, you should be at least sure to make a longer quest. And because of all the RPG elements, I felt a lot of the 'story' element was lost and while there was a plot, this story was very explore, very fight oriented, and while I don't have a problem with that I think the characters could have been more fleshed out and for there to be more 'story' instead of just pure game.

As for the writing, I found it descriptive and detailed, with little problems when it came to grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitilization. It did feel very 'You did this and you did that to me' and when your parents died all Raven said was 'oh well that was sad.'

I understand this was the style the story was intended for though I thought it took it a bit too far. Great story, though, clearly a lot of effort went into this.

-- SixtySnakes on 8/26/2017 7:04:44 PM with a score of 4180
So need help on the combo to the chest. Any hints or solutions plz help (message me) Thanks!
-- TestingJest on 8/17/2017 11:03:47 AM with a score of 153010
"At length you are completely lost to the power and don’t even realize when you are at last consumed by the Oblitterum Nomeno – your soul forever trapped within the bloody pages to wail and lament your cursed fate with the rest of the damned.
Corruption Suits You Well
Congratulations, you have reached the ENDING OF THE DAMNED
Health: 41 (of 46); Gold: 194; SCORE: 15690"

Well, I'll give your game an 8/8 even though I got a "bad ending" just because of the value of game play and the effort you put into this game. Well worth the time playing, thanks! :)
-- TestingJest on 8/17/2017 9:52:19 AM with a score of 15700
Damn, this story still gets me excited after 4 years...
Once again, thanks BerkaZerka
(though I know you probably wont see this)
-- Karod on 8/11/2017 7:05:18 AM with a score of 147280
A fun, clever, funny, and expertly-crafted contribution to this website. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.
-- hexgurl on 7/27/2017 8:36:51 PM with a score of 69150
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