Castle Torgeath: Descent into Darkness is a unique blend of action, RPG, survival, and puzzles in a 3D dungeon environment. Trapped in the dungeons of a buried castle, you must find food to fight off starvation and make use of various weapons to slay the monsters within. As you try to find your way out of the dungeon, you will uncover the dark fate that befell its inhabitants.

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Factsheet

Developer:
Dungeoneering Studios
Based in United States

Release date:
December 15 2016

Platforms:
Windows

Website:
dungeoneeringstudios.com

Available From:
$7.99 - Green Man Gaming
$7.99 - Steam

Description

Castle Torgeath: Descent into Darkness is a unique blend of action, RPG, and survival in a 3D dungeon environment. Trapped in the dungeons of an ancient castle, you must scavenge for supplies, avoid traps, combat your foes, and confront the sinister threat that lurks within.

History

What would become Castle Torgeath was originally conceived in June 2014 by a couple of experienced gamers and a professional software developer. The original concept was to modernize the old 3D first person dungeon adventure. After doing some initial game design work and development in Unity and Blender things looked promising so in late 2014 we decided to go full time to finish the game. In the spring of 2015 we showed the game on Steam Greenlight to get feedback from the community. We received some very helpful comments to improve the game and at the same time had a chance to meet some fantastic people from the community. Eventually we got to work with Black Shell Media to show off Castle Torgeath. We officially got greenlit just in time for Christmas that year.

We made our early access release on January 22, 2016 and continued to get great feedback and support. Armed with a lot of new comments, we dug in and got to work finishing up the core of the game. After several months of hard work, we rejoined the fray in October by going to Gameacon (an indie game convention) to show off a massively improved Castle Torgeath.

We finally fully released our game on December 15, 2016. Since then we've been steadily growing support and plan on updating the game based off user feedback to make for an even better experience.

The game development process has been a combination of challenges and enjoyable experiences. Being a family game dev team allowed for us to have a lot of creative freedom and made for easier collaboration. It made Castle Torgeath not only a game project but a family one as well. We learned quite a lot while making the game. We love doing what we do and hope to improve Castle Torgeath as well as make more games in the future.

Features

  • Feel the retro experience come to life in modern form.
  • Play an interesting mix of several genres that creates a unique dungeon crawler which rewards quick reactions, good stat management, and careful exploration.
  • Experience an eerie ambiance that puts you on edge.
  • Enhance yourself with a RPG system that allows you to choose what your character specializes in and how you approach combat.
  • Enjoy the artistic style of a 3D free motion first-person dungeon adventure.
  • Survive by scavenging food, potions, and other supplies.
  • Combat a reanimation fog that morphs fallen enemies.
  • Barter with the Phantom Trader for 3 different special power-ups.
  • Challenge yourself in Rogue Mode where you only have one chance to live.
  • Fight intense battles using up to 6 different weapons against over 20 types of enemies.
  • Discover an in-depth story that explains the events that previously occurred in the castle.

Videos

Castle Torgeath Trailer YouTube

Castle Torgeath Tutorial 1: Basic Controls and Combat YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & photos as .zip
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CT131_Vendor.jpg
CT120_Experiment.jpg
CT120_Monster2.jpg
CT120_Orcs_Map1.jpg
CT120_GUI.jpg
CT120_Special_Werewolf.jpg
Ct120_Shields.jpg
CT120_Lab.jpg
CT120_Mines.jpg
CT120_Ambush.jpg
CT120_Puzzle.jpg
CT120_Spider.jpg
CT120_Evil_Knight.jpg
CT120_Armory.jpg
CT131_NPC.jpg
CT120_Skeleton_Archer.jpg
CT120_Golem.jpg
CT120_Couldron.jpg
CT120_Throne.jpg
CT120_Orc_Combat.jpg
CT120_Fire_Demon.jpg
CT120_Hall.jpg
CT120_Torak.jpg
CT120_Monster.jpg

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Selected Articles

  • "Beautiful... old school... so loaded with nostalgic feel that it feels like it traveled through a time machine."
    - Ripper71, Gaming Shogun
  • "If you’re into the old-style dungeon crawlers this might be right up your street."
    - Adam Wilkin, GameGrin

Monetization Permission

Dungeoneering Studios allows for the contents of Castle Torgeath: Descent into Darkness to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Castle Torgeath: Descent into Darkness is legally & explicitly allowed by Dungeoneering Studios. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.indiedb.com/games/castle-torgeath-descent-into-darkness/presskit.


Alienware Arena
Game page on Alienware Arena na.alienwarearena.com/groups/castle-torgeath.

Pinterest
Castle Torgeath's Pinterest board pinterest.com/dungeoneeringst/castle-torgeath.

Twitch
Castle Torgeath's Twitch Directory twitch.tv/directory/game/Castle%20Torgeath:%20Descent%20into%20Darkness.

Youtube
Castle Torgeath's Youtube Channel youtube.com/channel/UCSGC4TkoEhrFu92LvzcukwA.

Guide
A stats guide for Castle Torgeath steamcommunity.com/app/431870/guides.

Company Press Kit
Press Kit for Dungeoneering Studios indiedb.com/company/dungeoneering-studios/presskit.


About Dungeoneering Studios

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We are an indie game software development company located in Durham, NC, USA. Our latest game is Castle Torgeath: Descent into Darkness, a 3D dungeon action RPG game for PC Windows.

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