Darkest Dungeon Makes It’s Kickstarter Goal And More in One Day; House of Ruin Trailer Released

on February 11, 2014 2:19 PM

The last time Red Hook Games gave us a peek at their upcoming PC dungeon crawler RPG Darkest Dungeon, the “Terror and Madness” trailer showed off how the game uses paranoia and fear just as much as conflict to affect your gameplay. The newest trailer, “House of Ruin” showcases this even more, with how psychological distress can break down your adventurers one by one, leading to a horrible end.

Darkest Dungeon is being influenced by some of movie cinema’s most psychotic characters, including the panicked Hudson from Aliens, MacReady’s booze-battling from The Thing, and James’s detached sadism from The Hurt Locker.

Darkest Dungeon has recently started a Kickstarter Campaign that has already succeeded its goal, having reached $90,500 out of its $75,000 goal with 30 more days to go. The game will include:

  • The Affliction System – heroes’ personalities are paramount! Contend with paranoia, abusiveness, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks
  • Striking hand-drawn gothic crowquill art style
  • Innovative turn-based combat pits you against a host of diabolical monsters
  • Classic CRPG and roguelike features, including meaningful permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay
  • A distinctive game world featuring over a dozen unique playable character classes such as the Plague Doctor, the Highwayman, and even the Leper!
  • Town meta-game – tend to your heroes wounds, both corporeal and cerebral
  • Loot! Gold, jewels, heirlooms, and mystical trinkets. Not to mention upgradable armor, weapons, and consumable supplies.
  • Things That Once Seen Can Never Be Unseen

Darkest Dungeon will be coming sometime later this year; for more on the game, check out the Kickstarter Campaign and the Darkest Dungeon website.

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.