Dungeon Stompage!

Player Rating7.27/8

"#6 overall, #2 for 2012"
based on 2505 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 98,581 times (finished 2,657)

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
I could easily find myself doing several read throughs of this CYOA. Absolutely fantastic, I can now see why BerkaZerka is so popular in the community.
Far better than Reeses' Cups®
-- JonathantheEthereal on 11/15/2017 7:17:37 PM with a score of 73710
Okay, kinda lame ending. Wanted to ditch the girl after I killed Merodatch
-- 1329557 on 11/13/2017 3:54:24 PM with a score of 4270
The Betrayer LOL
-- Ly8y on 11/7/2017 4:16:10 PM with a score of 28640
A lot of work obviously went into the game mechanics for this story.
-- JavaPhysics on 11/3/2017 10:09:07 PM with a score of 77010
I got the WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING ending once again (lol)

A truly excellent and enthralling game from start to finish. I have only one criticism: The combat dialogue repeats itself twice in a row on the same page for multiple different attack-descriptions of the Spectre's. Aside from that, I can't really see much else that could be improved upon at present. Brilliant work.
-- Sam on 10/23/2017 1:57:18 PM with a score of 168060
First game I stumbled upon on this wonderful site, and this game is definitely a brilliant introduction to chooseyourstory! Only got this score because I accidentally found out about the money cheat, but neverthelss I'll see if I can find all the endings by myself. Thank you BerkaZerka for such a great game!
-- Ismenis on 10/17/2017 10:12:56 AM with a score of 170360
awsome story quite awsome game mecanics pleanty of weapons. perfect
-- hello on 10/17/2017 2:55:10 AM with a score of 126450
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