Terry Cavanagh's light-hearted deck-building, dice-rolling roguelike Dicey Dungeons appeared in Nintendo's Indie World Showcase way back in March. It may have taken a while, but the game has finally arrived on Switch eShop — check out the launch trailer above.
The game comes primarily from prolific indie developer and designer Terry Cavanagh (of VVVVVV and Super Hexagon fame), artist Marlowe Dobbe, and musician Chipzel. Dicey Dungeons has you playing as a giant walking dice battling through — you guessed it! — a procedurally-generated dungeon.
It's a combination of hard strategy and the luck of the roll as you dungeon crawl your way to victory (or defeat, but let's have some New Year optimism, shall we?) as one of six characters/classes with different playstyles. The game evolved from a roguelike game jam back in 2018 and was "designed with the intention of creating a colourful and enchanting world that oozes with personality" and "balancing the tactics and strategy of deck-building against the explicit randomness of dice-rolling".
It released on Steam back in August 2019 and currently holds a 'Very Positive' rating. Here's a list of features as per the official PR blurb, followed by some screenshots:
- Six wildly different playable classes: Warrior, Thief, Robot, Jester, Inventor and Witch.
- Dozens of enemies, ranging from Vacuum Cleaners that want to suck your blood, to creatures from Irish mythology, to suave malevolent snowmen.
- A catchy, upbeat and energetic soundtrack by Chipzel (previously, the musician from Super Hexagon).
- Beautiful and adorable artwork by Marlowe Dobbe.
- Procedurally generated for endless play-throughs.
We're big fans of the individuals behind this game and we're very happy to see the Switch version shadow-dropping on the eShop in time for Christmas. Let us know below if you've played the game elsewhere or if you'll be investigating the Switch version, and look out for a review as soon as we can get to it.