Darkest Dungeon reaches Kickstarter goal with 30 days to spare

By , on February 11, 2014
Last modified 10 years, 2 months ago

With 30 days still to go, turn-based strategy game Darkest Dungeon from Red Hook Studios has already reached its Kickstarter goal of $75,000.

Currently the turn-based dungeon crawler is destined for PC and Mac. The studio's stretch goals reflect this hardware choice, with additional characters, cinematics, and Steam mod integration all promised if the fund breaks the $500,000 barrier.

What is particularly interesting about Darkest Dungeon is its approach dungeon crawling. While the goal will still be to hack your way past the forces of chaos to defeat a timeless evil, you will not be finding shiny weapons and armour to improve your four-person squad. Instead, you will be managing the team's psychological traumas, trying to keep them mentally fit for battle.

For example, your alcoholic man-at-arms might become erratic when off the sauce, thereby affecting the confidence of other characters. To prevent this issues arising, you can either load his pack up with booze before the adventure, limit his inventory, or swap him for a less experienced fighter.

While the initial news for mobile gamers is not great, Red Hook Studios has expressed an interest it taking Darkest Dungeon to other platforms, including tablets.

The team said: "We are also very interested in consoles, Linux, SteamOS, tablet, and even 3DS"

However, they tempered this news by saying that such projects would be "based upon interest and opportunity."