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Local Developers Create Desktop Dungeons – Yours To Play For Free!

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As a South African gaming site we are always happy to support our local developers and today we get to do just that.

Local developer Rodain “Nandrew” Joubert and his dashing good looks has created a nifty little puzzle-based roguelike game called Desktop Dungeons that lets you scurry around a dungeon and kill some meanies while managing your resources and finding cool stuff.

Since creating Desktop Dungeons, Rodain has now joined forces with local videogame developers QCF Design (you remember Marc and Danny from our Podcast), the creators of Spacehack for XBLA (featured on Gamasutra) and they have been working on it ever since.

More info and links to the free download after the jump.

The best part is that it has been designed so that every play-through only takes you between 5 to 15 minutes, which means you can sneak a quick play or 4 in during your lunch break.

The game only clocks in at 34MB and is completely free to play, so get your ass over to the links below and download it right now. Mac users will be happy to know that there is a Mac version available for them as well.

Community members have also started creating some funky new tilesets for the game, which you can try out for yourself as well.

If you want more information,links to the tile sets and so on, head over to Desktop Dungeons’ Wiki page linked below.

Desktop Dungeons – QCF Design Wiki

Download Desktop Dungeons for PC

Download Desktop Dungeons for Mac

Groovy Bananas. Good going guys!

Last Updated: April 14, 2010


  1. Kief.


  2. Gavin Mannion

    April 14, 2010 at 12:41

    I downloaded the PC version which is only about 2.5Mb…

    First impressions were that it was overly simple and really not very good… over an hour later I am still trying to master this.

    It’s really quite clever and well worth the tiny download…

    I’m going to kick this things ass… one day


    • dislekcia

      April 14, 2010 at 13:12

      Awesome! Watching people dip into the game and then discover just how deep it really gets is way too much fun 🙂 Unlocked anything yet?


      • Darthpenguin

        April 14, 2010 at 20:40

        All the classes.. but i’ve been playing like 30 minutes a day for weeks and weeks 😛


      • Gavin Mannion

        April 15, 2010 at 12:04

        Stupid little game is stealing my soul…… need more power


    • Nick de Bruyne

      April 15, 2010 at 03:50

      Looks like its only the Mac version thats 34MB because they had to compress Steve Jobs’Ego into the zip file as well. Or something like that


      • Bill Meltsner

        April 16, 2010 at 15:20

        Looks like the reason the Mac version is so big is because it’s using Wineskin (http://wineskin.doh123.com/Information.html), which is going to bloat the download size significantly since you’re basically including a complete program along with Desktop Dungeons itself…


  3. Bobby Kotick can't think of a creative nick status

    April 14, 2010 at 13:26

    That’s pretty cool. I’ll check it out this evening.


  4. jw

    April 18, 2010 at 18:40

    Anyone played mac version yet? Because Ive tried, and its not working…Would appreciate some help 🙂


    • Nick de Bruyne

      April 19, 2010 at 00:55

      Hey, I played it on Mac. It took a while to load up due to the Wineskin thing, but at first it looked like nothing was happening at all, but then it popped up after a while so maybe just wait a bit, even if you think nothing is happening, dont force quit the program at all.

      Hope this helps,


      • jw

        April 19, 2010 at 15:13

        thanks, but in this case it really is not working. Ive waited 5 minutes or something, and I couldnt even see any activity in the activity monitor. Probably something is wrong with wineskins. Thank you anyway.


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