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    Published: 2015-05-11, by .

    Super difficult, randomly generated, roguelike dungeon crawler with Minecraft-like graphics

    8.9
    • Genre mashup: RPG/roguelike/Minecraft
    • Tons to explore
    • Lush music and sound design
    • Intuitive controls
    • Difficult in an addictive way
    • No tutorial
    • Unforgiving difficultly makes it rather niche

    "Cave full of baddies, pocket full of bones"

    THE VERDICT

    Delver is a fresh riff on the Minecraft vibe, co-opting the blocky elemental creation and description mechanic and placing it squarely (see what I did there) in the framework of a roguelike dungeon crawler. Every round starts off anew outside a dangerous cave, which is filled with bad guys and treasure and all sorts of weirdness. Fight off the nasties long enough to collect sweet loot, because if you die in the process, your progress is reset to zero every time. A well-made hardcore game that's surprisingly simple to just pick up and play.

    THE PROS

    The music and sound design is actually lush, adding a ton of creepy exploratory atmosphere. There's loads to discover, including the classic Minecraft strategy of combining two or more items to make something new. It's also super difficult in a very good way; the get-loot-or-die-trying approach makes for a particularly interesting shade of caution as you creep around the map.

    THE CONS

    Like I said, it's a tricky game - best for those who come armed with plenty of both strategy and patience. There's also no tutorial.

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    by Janel , Appszoom

    May 11, 2015

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    Users comments

    Matthew Lockman

    by Matthew Lockman

    Jun 16, 2017  |  "Great"

    Delver is primarily an action game, and it works well. The action is smooth and requires good timing. Exploration is fun, and has the help of a map. Atmosphere is well done with the lighting and sound. And collection and use of loot is very simple. It is well worth the $2 but could well use more content and polishing P.S. It did take a few moments to become accustomed to the controls but it is now clear they are ideal for this kind of gameplay

    Alex Reyes

    by Alex Reyes

    Jun 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Game is AMAZING just that the controls are a bit eh. sensitivity a bit too high but you get used to it

    Souless Crafter

    by Souless Crafter

    Jun 02, 2017  |  "Poor"

    The controls are really bad and i cant do anything

    Nathan Thomas

    by Nathan Thomas

    May 29, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Fantastic first-person dungeon crawler. If there was one improvement I'd ask for it would be better mouse support. Keyboard works fine, but mouse only works when you click. Otherwise spot on.

    Taver Collier

    by Taver Collier

    May 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love the game hate that there isn't a multiplayer pls adddddddddd

    Numba One

    by Numba One

    May 22, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great game needs some control fixes in my opinion but its great.