Red Winter Games is primed to bring back its cult Dungelot series with a brand new entry, dropping the controversial free-to-play model in the process. That new installment will be released as Dungelot: Shattered Lands, which is headed to iOS and Steam later this year.
Featuring a hoard of randomly-generated dungeons to explore along with a mansion that you can build and expand, the studio is hoping to craft the best entry in the low-key franchise to date, and part of that ambition originates from the release of the first game three years ago.
When the first Dungelot originally released, it became a small scale cult hit, with thousands of fans — including myself — playing dozens of hours in the little minesweeping roguelike. It was right up there in my top5 games list of 2013.
As a traditional dungeon crawler, would-be buyers can expect a premium experience – pay once and only once for the game – when it launches in a few months’ time. From the trailer above, there’s a palpable Minesweeper vibe to the crisp, mobile-friendly aesthetic, and we’re excited to see how development evolves as Red Winter nears the due date.
While Red Winter Games has remained vague about a specific release date, Dungelot: Shattered Lands will make its was onto iOS and Steam in the latter stages of 2015.