Desktop Dungeons town

The time has finally come – Desktop Dungeons will be releasing on Steam 7 November 2013. To go with that launch, QCF Design has released a launch trailer starring the exuberant Grant Hinds and some fantastic cooking skills.

First things first, the trailer:

For those sans video ability or interest, the trailer is essentially a spoof cooking show wherein Grant throws all manner of things into a bowl to cook up a “bite-sized adventure”. Very cute, funny and well done. I’ve got to say it’s a nicely polished trailer – and exciting to know that Desktop Dungeons is releasing soon. By next week Thursday, you can all be downloading your official version of Desktop Dungeons. I expect productivity to drop to an all-time low on Friday.

For those still curious about what the gameplay is like, check out my amazingly awesome let’s play where I test out this “bite-sized” play time with a 10-minute run at the game. Plus, the thing now has music, which has been supplied by Danny Baranowsky and Grant Kirkhope – which is pretty damned exciting. Danny Baranowsky contributed to the soundtracks of some of your favourite indie games; Super Meat Boy, Canabalt, and The Binding of Isaac. Grant Kirkhop, meanwhile was responsible for the music in some of the very best N64 games; GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, and Perfect Dark – as well as the sweeping orchestral soundtrack in Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning. 

If we’re not wrong, Desktop dungeons will be the first South African developed game to get a proper Steam release – and the boys from QCF should be proud of everything they’ve accomplished.  

Last Updated: October 29, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

85 Comments

  1. John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

    October 29, 2013 at 07:51

    Need to put this on my Steam wishlist

    Reply

    • RangerMossel

      October 29, 2013 at 08:08

      Not the best way of fighting that backlog. 😛

      Reply

      • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

        October 29, 2013 at 08:09

        I know! Not to mention my wishlist backlog which currently has something like 8 games on it.

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        • RangerMossel

          October 29, 2013 at 08:12

          But whats the point of the wishlist? Other than reminding yourself what to buy? Or maybe if someone wants to gift you a game?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 29, 2013 at 08:16

        I like to think of my Steam backlog as a badge of honour, showing my dedication to gaming, and definitely not as a sign of compulsive special buying.

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        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 29, 2013 at 08:17

          Amen

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        • RangerMossel

          October 29, 2013 at 08:18

          Damn I almost bought Metro Last Light yesterday! Was $15.99… I had to walk to the dog and rethink my financial situation before sanity prevailed.

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 08:20

            I got Metro 2033 for R48 a while back, and let me tell you, I would have gladly justified paying triple that

          • RangerMossel

            October 29, 2013 at 08:22

            Yeah I got it for R53 on takealot! Ok so my only reason for not buying was that I want a physical copy!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 08:21

            lol me too – but I then I looked at the DLC which brought the price up to around $33 & decided against it.

          • RangerMossel

            October 29, 2013 at 08:23

            Jip, but I dont care for the DLC. I only want the game and then maybe the Ranger mode dlc, which was $1.99.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 08:25

            Oh well, it’s less than 2 months to the Xmas sale 😀

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:30

            Better start saving.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 08:33

            My bonus is ready

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:33

            My body is ready
            Wait, that’s not right

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 08:44

            0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 08:37

            Mine too. I think I might be fortunate this time around, there’s no older AAA I can think of that I really really want other than the new Metro. All the new stuff like Batman AO won’t have too much of a discount, if any.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 08:39

            Items I’m watching on my wishlist are:
            1. Metro LL
            2. Bioshock Inf
            3. Borderlands 2 (maybe)
            4. Skyrim DLCs
            5. FC3
            6. FC3 Blood Dragon
            7. ARMA tactics

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:40

            I have four of those on mine. But dude. Seriously. Get FC3!

          • RangerMossel

            October 29, 2013 at 08:43

            BioShock Infinite should top that list! But Metro LL sounds epic, so I will let it slide.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:44

            Blood Dragon tops mine.
            Well, after Planetary Annihilation.

          • RangerMossel

            October 29, 2013 at 08:45

            Metro LL actually also tops mine, but that’s because I’ve already played Bioshock Inf.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 08:45

            Oh yes, Bioshock. I want that too. Borderlands 2 is great – you should definitely get that. Far Cry 3 was damn good too. Only just started Blood Dragon, but got distracted – seems like fun. If the Skyrim DLCs are cheap cheap I’ll get them, otherwise not too bothered – I hate to admit I got bored with Skyrim after a while.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:45

            “A while” meaning two or three months? Hehe

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 08:53

            135 hours according to Steam. Once I completed the main quest & all the guild quest lines there wasn’t really much challenge & I haven’t gone back to it. I easily spent triple that on Oblivion :/

          • ToshZA

            October 29, 2013 at 08:55

            The same happened to me man, don’t worry. You’re not the only one.

          • RangerMossel

            October 29, 2013 at 08:46

            Yeah I got bored after 200hours…

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 08:48

            320 and I had to kick the habit!

          • ToshZA

            October 29, 2013 at 08:54

            Far Cry and Borderlands are definite winners mate – I play and love em both.

          • RangerMossel

            October 29, 2013 at 08:41

            Im hoping for a halloween sale on thursday!!

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 29, 2013 at 08:30

          Precisely.

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  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 29, 2013 at 07:52

    Is this real? Could it be true?/?????

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 29, 2013 at 07:56

      IT’S REAL!
      A standalone, un-browsered version of Desktop Dungeons. I’m pretty damned excited.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 29, 2013 at 07:56

        *SQWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

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  3. John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

    October 29, 2013 at 07:55

    That video of Grant kind of reminds me of this old one.

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    • Aequitas

      October 29, 2013 at 15:24

      That was in fact one of the inspirations for the trailer 🙂

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      • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

        October 29, 2013 at 15:29

        Ah, had a feeling about it.

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  4. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 29, 2013 at 08:13

    SOLD!!!

    Reply

  5. Rudi

    October 29, 2013 at 08:26

    I shall buy it.

    Reply

  6. oVg

    October 29, 2013 at 08:26

    Off Topic but after the great launch of Assassins Creed at the Cape Town waterfront. I woke up to this video that confirms my rants of generation 7.5.

    Up scaled ports. As you can see, the PS4 version is 2% better than the PS3.

    RUNS out of room 😛

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 29, 2013 at 08:31

      Poor thing to compare, a shitty cutscene. The difference when actually playing the game is quite a bit more noticeable than that.

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      • oVg

        October 29, 2013 at 08:40

        Bullets fired, I am not in the room. I am behind the bunker waiting for this grenade called “pre-rendered cut scene generation comparison of the same polygon count” to go off.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 29, 2013 at 08:38

      How was the launch? They do any cool stuff?

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      • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

        October 29, 2013 at 08:40

        We got boarded by Somalians. Luckily Rince was there to fight them off.

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        • Rincethis

          October 29, 2013 at 08:46

          I used the power of Ginger Beard. Nothing can stand against that!

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          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:46

            I’ve seen it’s awesome power. I can agree to this.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 08:55

            It’s truly intimidating. Imagine how powerful he’d be if he could grow a real one instead of just mangy stubble. *run*

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 29, 2013 at 08:58

            LOL!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:58

            Such power would be too great.

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 09:00

            Oi! The power of the beard was strong last night, though that could have been the power of the beer…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 09:04

            lol. Beer is a supercharger. The more I drink the smarter, funnier & better looking I become.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 09:06

            This is a great problem for all of us.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 09:09

            I know, that’s why I don’t drink beer very often. I’m being considerate of everyone’s feelings.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 09:12

            That’s very noble.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 09:14

            …only to yourself Trev

            😛

            I keed I keed (not)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 09:15

            That’s the only one who counts #foreverSP 😉

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 09:15

            LOL, I have no power over your self-trolling

        • Rock789

          October 29, 2013 at 09:44

          That’s true… Although when they saw the 1 guy in full pirate regalia, their brave pills seemed to wear off and they ran for their dinghy like little girls…

          But it could’ve been the Ginger Beard that scared them off. 😉 🙂

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      • oVg

        October 29, 2013 at 08:41

        RinceThis will give us an update. I don’t think he found any Pirate Wenches.

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        • Rincethis

          October 29, 2013 at 08:46

          No, but we did find Pirated Britney Spears, wait, what? 0-O

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          • oVg

            October 29, 2013 at 08:48

            That was Grant 😛

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 08:50

            Guy was literally bouncing around the ship the entire time. I swear he almost went over when acting out that scene from Titanic, much to the dismay of everyone on board though he didn’t…

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:50

            I thought he was the captain’s monkey at one stage.

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 08:51

            Only at one? 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 08:56

            That’s why pushing was invented heh

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 08:57

            I tried, but the scramble to be first worked against us all…

          • oVg

            October 29, 2013 at 08:56

            lol I sometimes wonder what they put in their coffee over at SABC Expresso?

      • Rincethis

        October 29, 2013 at 08:45

        It was awesome man. You should have come! Arrrrr!

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        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          October 29, 2013 at 08:53

          I think I drank too much. And stole a few extra t shirts. 😛

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          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 08:55

            You bitch! It took them 5 minutes to convince me I needed a large… Me… A large… WTF?! Still, free Assassin’s Creed Tshirts FTW!

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 29, 2013 at 08:57

            I think that THEY stole all the mediums. I only managed to grab one medium and three larges somehow MAGICALLY appeared in my hands by the time the missus and I were off the boat. Suffice to say that I didn’t get the medium either…

            But still. Free shirts. 😀

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 08:59

            THREE! Damn bro, you took the pirating thing seriously *missedopportunity

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 29, 2013 at 09:00

            I was told to get into the spirit of the thing before we departed. What did they expect? They’re just lucky I didn’t make off with a disc of the game. 😛

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 09:01

            Come to think of it, we still need to have a talk with Vicky about the whole pirate dress code thing.

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 09:01

            YES. Where are you Vicky, and why no mention of dressing like a pirate! We missed out on loot!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:58

            That large is loose on me!
            The shirt will now become me rum drinkin’ shirt.
            I still have some gold though, the bank doesn’t want to accept it.

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 29, 2013 at 08:58

            Take it to BT Games for your AC 4 copy. 😉

          • Rincethis

            October 29, 2013 at 08:59

            THIS 🙂

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 08:59

            I’ll call you guys from jail.

      • Rock789

        October 29, 2013 at 09:42

        It was awesome! Free drinks, free food, great company and a 2 hour cruise at sea on the Jolly Roger! Epic way to spend an evening! 🙂 Thanks LG for the tickets! Shweet time had by all.

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        • That Happy Twit

          October 29, 2013 at 15:00

          Glad it was awesome 😀

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  7. Rincethis

    October 29, 2013 at 08:44

    Wha, wha, what!? It’s finally coming out?!

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  8. Gerhard Davids

    October 29, 2013 at 09:12

    Oh dear. This accounts for the weather I guess. Needless to say I am quite happy about this news.

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  9. Gavin Mannion

    October 29, 2013 at 09:19

    That is a truly epic advert.. well done Grant and QCF

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  10. Dean

    October 29, 2013 at 16:32

    Will be released…not “be releasing”. The game is not releasing anything, it is being released. This is such an annoyingly acceptable Americanised way of using the variations of the word release. It seems to have become quite acceptable in the gaming community.

    Reply

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