Dungeon Stompage!

Player Rating7.25/8

"#6 overall, #2 for 2012"
based on 2763 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 110,135 times (finished 2,968)

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
very well made and the character system was pretty innovative (and it worked too!) nothing like a 14 year old boy with godlike marital abilities.
-- FlavorTown on 8/15/2018 5:19:57 PM with a score of 178300
This is a great one! Many different options, going in circles just to discover you aren't doing it, excellently written!
-- DJ_Dani_Serbia on 8/14/2018 6:34:11 PM with a score of 126550
A little hack for you guys. Need more gold? Go to the little alcove with the imp statue in the secret halls. Press search to avoid the trap and take the gold. Then go back to the secret hall and then the alcove again. Press search.
-- Imboredletstalk on 7/15/2018 10:29:05 PM with a score of 68790
so it really is possible to have good D&D style encounters in a CYOA game.
-- mammothe on 7/12/2018 5:48:49 PM with a score of 168570
I have been playing interactive games for quite some time....I have come across huge mind bogling plots..with larger than life characters... And there were short sophisticated titles which took few minutes to complete... Some of them were poopish and some enlightening....
But this one r8 here is a bit weird.... I got ending of the betrayer.....and I realized this game had its own share of flaws..There were a few characterisation flaws I felt.. Like the old kragan should hqve had a bit more role than a gatekeeper...
The game mechqnics were a bit inadequate... Even with a average+ climb I could perform all the climbs.... And a few OP items had really less price... The boss fight should have been more intriguing.... That wand just easily ended the fight....It would have been better to include a few more secrets into the gameplay...And a fourteen year old is a bit too young to be seduced by a sexy succubus...
But all in all I loved this game.... Its imagery and visualisation was top notch..
The attack mechanics were good....And the slwriting style was high tier yet easy to read...The gory details were well described.... And the succubus... Oh the succubus... It was hell of a character...
I also loved how the book ultimately corrupted everyone around it...
Thus, to conclude... It was a pretty good game....Hope to see more from the creator..
-- panthera256 on 7/12/2018 7:14:52 AM with a score of 70160
WOW! What a game, I cant wait for the sequel.
-- physicsandstuf on 7/4/2018 10:40:57 PM with a score of 116680
Would like to have known for sure that we had nothing else to do, otherwise a very enjoyable, albeit quite short, experience :)
-- almic on 6/22/2018 12:17:33 PM with a score of 182170
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