Take the role of an evil wizard and seek the ultimate knowledge of destruction. Explore the world, murder innocent villagers and burn their homes. Build your dungeon, lay traps and prepare for an assault of angry heroes.
When you control your minions the game becomes a classic roguelike, with turn-based and very tactical combat. You can also play as an adventurer and assault dungeons made by you or other players.
You will dig deep into the mountain and build dozens of rooms, corridors and traps. Your minions will train and produce weapons and armor. Prisoners will be tortured. You will research new technologies like alchemy, beast mutation and sorcery.
The world is simulated on a very detailed level. Creatures use equipment and consumable items. There are dozens of special items, spells, attributes and special attacks. You can cut off heads and limbs and blind or poison your enemies. If you’re not careful with fire, you can burn an entire forest or even your own dungeon.
Retire your dungeon and let other players explore it as adventurers, witnessing the destruction you’ve done and fighting with the forces that you’ve left behind.
You can buy the full commercial version on Steam, Humble Store or Itch.io. You can also get it by donating to an animal charity. There is also a free version, which is the same as the full release, minus graphics and sound. Finally, the full source code is available under the GPL license, so you can even modify the game! Go to downloads for more information.
The battle for the next release is underway. The new immigration system is mostly finished, and only needs some more playtesting and balancing. It turned out to be quite a beast... more
Another year of development has passed like a lighting! As promised, here is a short summary of what has been going on in KeeperRL land. There were only 3 major updates this... more
In the last week I've been mostly busy with adding more functionality to the new immigration system. There is now a nice help screen containing almost all minions that you can get... more
In the last few weeks I've been working more or less in parallel on the new major features (selective immigration, and new game modes). It's definitely not hard stuff, compared to... more
I've already made several attempts at the immigration system, which defines how you acquire new creatures for your dungeon. In the early versions of KeeperRL, minions were simply... more
KeeperRL works for Windows, Linux and Mac. The commercial version is exactly the same as the free one, except it features graphics and music. You can get it from Steam or Itch.io
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