Dungeons of Dredmor

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Dungeons of Dredmor
Stable game
Developer Gaslamp Games
Theme Fantasy, Humor
Influences NetHack
Released 2011 (1.00)
Updated 2012 (1.1.2)
Licensing Commercial
P. Language C++
Platforms Linux, Windows, Mac
Interface Tiles (rotated camera angle)
Game Length ~5 hr
Official site of Dungeons of Dredmor


Dungeons of Dredmor is a commercial roguelike released in 2011 by Gaslamp Games.

It claims ease of gameplay, focusing on a begginer-friendly interface while maintaining depth. Some of the distinguishing features are its point and click interface and intuitive keyboard controls, the lack of diagonal movement and a straightforward crafting system.

It is available on Steam and via the Humble Store.


Long ago, the Dark Lord Dredmor was bound in the darkest dungeons beneath the earth by great and mighty heroes. Centuries later, the magical bonds that hold him in place are loosening and his power grows ever stronger. The land cries out for a new hero, a powerful warrior or a mystic wizard like those spoken of in the prophecies of yore. What they have, unfortunately, is you...

Step into the Dungeons of Dredmor! Embrace your destiny! Face evil of the likes the world has never known - the terrifying Swarmies, the undulating Thrusties, and the adoreable nest-building Diggles. Worship Inconsequentia, the Goddess of Pointless Sidequests, or try your luck as a devotee of the nameless Lutefisk God. Cast powerful magic learned from the dark business warlocks of the school of Necronomiconomics, or summon the Viking Runes of your ancestors to blast your foes with thunder and lightning! Discover the power that can be had by wielding a bizarre armament of devastating weaponry such as the Interdimensional Axe, the Plastic Ring, and the Invisible Shield (if you can remember where you left it). Wield shoes decorated by the Dwarven Glittersmiths, all of whom have now committed suicide because of their shame, and embrace the joys of destroying giant moustache-wielding brick demons with a mace decorated with tawdry, delicious bacon. While you’re at it, be prepared to die. A lot. In hideous, screaming pain that makes you throw your keyboard out the window.

The Dungeons of Dredmor await. Are you ready for them?

Key features

  • Classic Roguelike gameplay with a point-and-click UI
  • Complex crafting system
  • Deploy cunning traps to defeat your foes
  • Extensive skills tree
  • Humor