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The realm is in chaos. Great and terrible magics ravage the land. The skies have grown dark and the dead have risen from the earth. The world's only hope rests with you - as the leader of a mighty band of heroes it is your task to defend the realm against the ancient evils that threaten its existence. Before you stands the greatest challenge you have ever faced. Behind you stand your allies: the fearless warriors and mysterious wizards you have brought together and trained to aid you in your purpose. Your time is now. For the good of us all, go forth and prevail!

Dungeon Tactics is a skirmish role playing game (SRPG) featuring retro graphics and unique gameplay mechanics. It is free and open source; download it, play it, mod it, share it with your friends!

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The Dungeon Tactics 2.0 character progression overhaul was designed to improve character and party development, flattening the vertical model found in the previous version in favor of more even horizontal progression. This new system has been engineered with two very specific design principals; increasing depth of gameplay, and empowering the user by giving them more control.

Individual characters no longer earn experience points. Instead all XP earned is shared between a party, so users can now choose which characters they want to level, and when. Each character now only has 4 levels of experience; Novice, Regular, Veteran, Elite. As characters level up through the 4 tiers, their attributes and stats become more powerful, and they learn new class abilities. Each class has exactly one special ability corresponding to each tier of experience; a novice level special ability will be weak, while the elite skill will be vastly more powerful.

Perhaps the biggest new addition to Dungeon Tactics 2.0 is a mechanic called the "class tree". There are 4 class trees; martial, mystic, divine and worldly - each with a number of tiers. More then 20 new classes will be able to be unlocked using the class tree, although not all will be available at launch. Advanced classes are not necessarily more powerful than basic classes, however they are more specialized and will fill a specific role better. New advanced classes are unlocked using experience from your shared XP pool.


For example, in the Martial class tree, the tier 1 class is the Fighter. Fighters are good at everything you would expect them to be good at; attacking with a wide range of weapons, able to use any armor, able to tank a few hits, and able to dish out lots of damage in the thick of a fight. Tier 2 Martial classes split into the Knight and the Man-at-Arms. The Knight specializes in the heavy armor/tanking aspect of the martial class, while the Man-at-Arms eschews heavy armor in favor of a polearm and more potent area effect attacks. From Knight the class tree branches into the tier 3 classes Crusader, which is basically a Knight with skills more focused on attacks, and Paladin, which is a more defensive version of the knight.

The character progression overhaul is only one of 4 major features in the new version of the game. In addition there is the interface overhaul (described in Development Preview #1), a new attribute system (described in Development Preview #2), and a revamped loot system, which we will be talking about next time along with a few extra surprises like player versus player combat. I saved the best for last!

Dungeon Tactics 2.0 : Development Preview #2

Dungeon Tactics 2.0 : Development Preview #2

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Dungeon Tactics 2.0 Development Preview #2! This developer preview showcases new features upcoming in the next version of Dungeon Tactics. Read all about...

Dungeon Tactics 2.0 : Development Preview #1

Dungeon Tactics 2.0 : Development Preview #1

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Dungeon Tactics 2.0 Development Preview #1! This developer preview showcases new features upcoming in the next version of Dungeon Tactics. Read all about...

Dungeon Tactics 1.6 universal build system released!

Dungeon Tactics 1.6 universal build system released!

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New easy to use build system makes compiling from source easy!

Dungeon Tactics version 1.6

Dungeon Tactics version 1.6

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Dungeon Tactics 1.6 - combat action overhaul, status effects, new skills, new monsters, and a lot more!

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Dungeon Tactics is a skirmish role playing game featuring retro graphics and unique gameplay mechanics.

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Dungeon Tactics is a skirmish role playing game featuring retro graphics and unique gameplay mechanics.

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coledragoth
coledragoth

I hope this project isn't dead :(

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xhrit Creator
xhrit

Death is a primitive concept; I prefer to think of it as 'battling evil, in another dimension'.

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coledragoth
coledragoth

I just played v1.6 and noticed you have been working on 2.0 which is great news. BTW great job on a decent game I am anxious to see the new version.

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couponfork
couponfork

Any way you guys would ever consider adding multi-player to this game? Looks amazing!

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xhrit

Absolutely! The rules were actually based off tabletop miniatures games so naturally lend themselves for pvp style battles. However the original version of the game was created for a code jam, and I took a lot of shortcuts programming it, so the resulting game was rather sloppy on the inside.

Since adding multiplayer would take a major re-write of the underlying application structure, I decided to address the other areas of the game that needed improvement at the same time.

Hence, Dungeon Tactics 2.0 is a ground up re-write of nearly every aspect of the game. If multiplayer is not included in the 2.0 release, it will be available shortly after.

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FahriAuditore
FahriAuditore

And i want to ask the multi player is Online(which using internet) or LAN (which not using internet) or Both??

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xhrit Creator
xhrit

The current implementation uses the internet for multiplayer features...

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couponfork
couponfork

Thank you for the response! I know a lot of people looking for a nice multiplayer tactics game, I'd be very excited to see this with multiplayer :)

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kronicali
kronicali

I love these types of tactic games, final fantasy tactics is one of my favorites.

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xhrit Creator
xhrit

Mine too! Along with Final Fantasy Tactics, I have played a lot of Shining Force, Disgaea, XCOM:Apocalypse... and of course I draw a lot of inspiration from the tabletop greats, like Space Crusade, D&D/Star Wars Miniatures, 'clix, and Star Fleet Battles!

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