We get a lot of complaints about Desktop Dungeons: It’s too difficult, I can’t stop playing, What’s with the goats, etc. One thing people seem to be glad of is that they’re able to escape the game by moving away from their computers. This upsets us immensely! To rectify this huge oversight, we’re releasing Desktop Dungeons for both Android tablets and iPad on May 28th, 2015. It’ll set you back a mere $10.
We were initially quite worried about getting the game onto Android (there are times that being an African studio really makes indie life difficult) but thanks to our friends at Finji, we’re able to bring the game to Android at the same time as we publish it on iOS. So, Desktop Dungeons is getting a simultaneous release on those two platforms.
We’re sure some people are going to be curious about the $10 price. It’s actually really simple: We don’t think that Desktop Dungeons would work as a F2P game, not without huge changes that we feel would make the game experience worse as a whole. We’re focused on bringing the same game from PC to tablets, trying to rip out and rewire the guts of the gameplay to allow the game to nickel and dime people to death just doesn’t feel good. So, $10 it is. We feel like that’s a good deal for a game with as much replay value as Desktop Dungeons.
The Cloud Sync saving system that grew up over the beta and keeps the game up to date no matter where you play it has been extended to include iOS and Android as well. All your current Kingdoms will be playable on any device that’s online and logged in to DesktopDungeons.net. This was actually a significant amount of work over the last couple of months, but I’m sure we’ll blog about that later; We feel that more developers should offer this kind of portability.
Desktop Dungeons on tablets will contain all of the extra Enhanced Edition content, so you’ll be able to play the Chemist and Rat Monarch right off the bat. Each mobile platform does have different Daily Dungeon seeds and leaderboards though, so you’ll be able to do a maximum of three different dailies if you feel like it. There’s no Goatperson DLC planned for the tablet versions as yet, but if you log in with a DD.net account that has the DLC you’ll be able to play the Goatperson and the triple quests as much as you’d like.
We’re super excited to be releasing Desktop Dungeons on mobile. This has been the number one request that we’ve received since we started working on the game and it’s been a long road to get to this point. Next week it’ll finally be real. See you on the 28th!
Be sure to check out our presskit for more information on the game, screenshots and trailers like the one above.