French developer Gobelinz Studios is excited to unveil the forthcoming Dungeon Rushers, a game which promises just a little bit of everything for the RPG lover.
First, there is the solo campaign side of the game, where the player assembles a team of fighters, carefully balancing strengths and weaknesses to build the ideal exploration squad. Together you’ll face dungeons – the darker the dungeon, the better the loot – and either battle enemies in turn-based fighting, or use evasion skills to avoid combat altogether. You can craft items with resources you acquire, and equip them to your party members, or sell them for much-needed gold to buy the things you need; opening treasure chests also adds to your growing loot pile. Disable traps, heal injuries, and immerse yourself in a lushly-animated environment.
Okay, this is all well and good, but nothing groundbreaking… or so you might be tempted to think. But there’s more.
The flip side of Dungeon Rushers is the online aspect. You can bring your team to the Arena, where they’ll fight against teams assembled by other players to win a coveted place on the leaderboards. That’s cool enough, but the really intriguing part is the design of your own custom dungeon. Trick it out with all sorts of things to confuse explorers. You’ll have fifteen kinds of rooms from which to choose, plus dozens of traps, monsters, and decorative items to make the dungeon truly your own. Be it ever so humble, there’s no lair like home.
All done? Then it’s time to head online. You can choose to explore another player’s dungeon in an unscored mode, or challenge a friend in versus mode. While you explore their custom dungeon, they explore yours, and the winner is the one who succeeds in finding the gold – or, if both succeed, the one who finds it fastest. There’s even going to be an epic Tournament version, where up to sixteen players compete to be the first one to complete another participant’s custom dungeon, with the winner taking all!
Gobelinz Studios has placed the game on Indiegogo in an effort to raise the needed funds to let you build and explore the dungeon of your dreams. They’ve even offered some unique decorating items to encourage donors to contribute at different tiers, such as an animated sleeping dragon at the lowest reward level. Higher-level donations will earn such treasures as a one-of-a-kind item designed just for your dungeon.
If you’re so inclined, throw your support behind Dungeon Rushers‘ Indiegogo campaign with hopes of a release later this year, and keep an eye on the Gobelinz Studios Twitter feed for further updates.