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Netherguild is a turn-based tactical roguelite dungeon-crawler in which you command expeditions below the earth in a desperate attempt to cure a strange plague. Explore, camp, and fight as far as you can before heading back to resupply. What will you discover underground?

Key Features:

  • Bonfires:
    Construct campfires underground, rest and eat next to them. The food items you consume affect your guild members and the rest of your expedition, with passive effects, permanent changes and more!

Resting and healing near a bonfire


  • Combat:
    Learn how to defeat different enemies (and when to flee) in combat. Hitting enemies requires no RNG - so you can depend on your abilities, but watch out for tricky enemies that are immune to your strategy, unfortunate circumstances and surprises!
    In Netherguild, combat is another form of resource management- how can you prevent your characters from getting hurt, or receiving harmful debuffs? When is it the right time to use a powerful ability, when should you save it for later?

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  • Roguelite with Persistence: Keep your characters at the end of each expedition (if they survive), level them up and equip them over time.
  • Underground Events: Different oddities you find underground will present you with various choices that may affect your expedition and the game world at large.
  • Replay Value: Random equipment, random character backgrounds with different skills and procedurally generated levels every time you descend underground mean that playthroughs feel different every time.
  • Dungeon Crawling Resource Management: Powerful abilities have a limited amount of uses. Your characters have limited inventory space. What is more important? The priceless loot you bring up back to the surface, or the firewood logs that let you descend even deeper?
  • Original Game World: Netherguild may be fantasy, but don't expect it to play by genre conventions at all; No Orcs, no Elves, and no wizards casting fireballs. Expect to find strange biospheres and denizens far underground.
  • Cute Voxel Aesthetics: Contrasted by a story with serious themes, as you face against plague and conspiracy!
  • Solo Developed: I'm always happy to get feedback, suggestions and inspiration from players. You can reach me through various channels such as my twitter, the Netherguild discord and Netherguild steam forum. If you love Netherguild, dislike something about it, or you have a fantastic idea you think should be added to the game, please let me know!

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Netherguild updates regularly and improves based on YOUR user feedback, so please follow it if you want to see how it improves over time. I'm also planning to release a series of articles on Netherguild soon.



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Feel free to try out the demo and tell me your thoughts in the feedback form in-game or via the Discord!

While the demo is still many steps away from the final version of the game, with some key systems & a lot of content missing, it already contains the core gameplay loop of Netherguild. It should be somewhat polished, relatively bug-free, and most importantly, FUN!


Next up, I plan on improving the demo over time according to community feedback, as well as working on more content and core systems in the background, in preparation for Early Access later this year.

Steam page: wishlist Netherguild and download the demo here!

How to name a game, and the naming of Netherguild

How to name a game, and the naming of Netherguild

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In this article, I explore the process of naming games, and my personal process of naming my game, Netherguild - from the beginning of the project all...

New cover art for Netherguild! + How it was made

New cover art for Netherguild! + How it was made

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I recently got some incredible cover art I'm excited to show you! Check out this article to see it in its full glory as well as the process of its creation...

The Steam page of Netherguild is live!

The Steam page of Netherguild is live!

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This tactics strategy game with roguelike elements finally has a Steam page. Please check it out!

100 Weeks of developing Netherguild!

100 Weeks of developing Netherguild!

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Walking you through my development of Netherguild up to the present moment!

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Netherguild Alpha (Updated 7/4/2020, Mac)

Netherguild Alpha (Updated 7/4/2020, Mac)

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An alpha demo of Netherguild- A turn based strategy game about assembling an expedition deep underground that takes place in a fantasy world with no magic...

Netherguild Alpha (Updated 7/4/2020, Linux)

Netherguild Alpha (Updated 7/4/2020, Linux)

Demo

An alpha demo of Netherguild- A turn based strategy game about assembling an expedition deep underground that takes place in a fantasy world with no magic...

Netherguild Alpha (Updated 7/4/2020, Windows x64)

Netherguild Alpha (Updated 7/4/2020, Windows x64)

Demo

An alpha demo of Netherguild- A turn based strategy game about assembling an expedition deep underground that takes place in a fantasy world with no magic...

Netherguild Alpha Demo (Updated 31/1/2020, Mac)

Netherguild Alpha Demo (Updated 31/1/2020, Mac)

Demo

An early alpha demo of Netherguild- A turn based strategy game about assembling an expedition deep underground that takes place in a fantasy world with...

Netherguild Alpha Demo (Updated 31/1/2020, Linux)

Netherguild Alpha Demo (Updated 31/1/2020, Linux)

Demo

An early alpha demo of Netherguild- A turn based strategy game about assembling an expedition deep underground that takes place in a fantasy world with...

Netherguild Alpha Demo (Updated 31/1/2020, Windows x64)

Netherguild Alpha Demo (Updated 31/1/2020, Windows x64)

Demo

An alpha demo of Netherguild- A turn based strategy game about assembling an expedition deep underground that takes place in a fantasy world with no magic...

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INtense!

Love the in-depth posts like this, great detail here. Thanks for sharing.

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DavidCodeAndArt

Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it- and sorry for the late reply haha, totally missed the comments. More articles soon! (:

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