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Delver

4 weeks ago

Feature: Go on, drink the potion, it'll be fine

Have you played… Delver?

Delver marries the first-person simplicity of Doom and the randomness of the roguelike in such an admirably straightforward way that I’m sorry it doesn’t get more praise. I’ve championed it before as a cheap ‘n’ cheerful adventure that’ll keep you occupied for a few afternoons. It’s a forgettable game, but only because it’s so unassuming. That’s what I like about it. It sets out to…

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10 months ago

Dungeon-diving Delver done and dusted declares dev

The dungeon crawling and doddering daggers of sprite-filled roguelite Delver is good and pure, if you believe my early access impressions. So it’s a happy day for all you “I’ll wait until it’s finished” types. Delver has left early access and is considered complete by its developers, Priority Interrupt. They’ve also doubled the price on Steam, now that it’s done. It used to be about…

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2 years ago

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Premature Evaluation: Delver

Every Monday, we arm Brendan with a tiny dagger and push him into the early access ruins. This week, the catacombs of retro dungeon-crawler Delver [official site]. I stabbed the green man in a panic, and he hit me back with a big stick. Wow, you don’t get that much health to start with, I thought, and kept stabbing. I stabbed until he fell down…

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5 years ago