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The Caravel DROD franchise has been in development for over a decade and is beloved by thousands of players across the world. DROD is a thinking man's dungeon crawl. Each room is a unique, hand-crafted puzzle that you solve by clearing out all the monsters. Game mechanics are turn-based, and by making moves as fast or as slow as you like, you can experience the action and solve puzzles at your own pace. This game is designed as an entry-level offering to the DROD world, with both new players and veterans in mind. The level layout is designed to be more forgiving, with multiple hub areas to explore. The game starts easy, has a smooth learning curve and an integrated online hints system. If DROD has seemed too difficult for you to get far into, then you should be pleased by the design that went into this game, making for a delightful blend of fun and challenge. The game features all-new puzzle elements and enhanced level crafting abilities that add more depth to the previous offerings.

DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder Released on Desura

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DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder Released on Desura

A thinking man's dungeon crawl where each room is a unique, hand-crafted puzzle.

Feb 15, 2013 News
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Rumpelhonk
Rumpelhonk Sep 9 2013, 12:16pm said:

Hi,

bought the game back then on Indiegamestand. But it seems they run out of Desurakeys.
Is there any other way to get a Desurakey, or will there be more keys on Indiegamestand?

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12thArchivist
12thArchivist Feb 28 2013, 10:11pm said:

This is a fantastic game, in my humble opinion. If you like puzzle games at all -- or even if you have never tried one -- you should at least try out this game. It is definitely extremely unique, especially when it comes to elements like tarstuff and briar (which were not included in the main hold, but can be found in many of the user-made holds), and even the humble roach has properties that have yet to be fully discovered and exploited.

So I think it compares very well against other puzzles games. Now, how does it compare to the previous classic DROD games? Well, that is a little harder to answer.

KDD has the advantage of innovation, originality (being the first game), and being the standard upon which many other holds since have been based upon. JtRH has the advantage of excellent puzzles, amazing graphics, amazing music, and a generally much smoother experience than KDD. TCB has the advantage of plenty of elements and element interactions, very satisfying puzzles, an incredibly intriguing story, and better level interaction (I like my level non-linear, but this is just me).

And yet, GatEB is my favorite game in the classic DROD series. I found its puzzles were thought-provoking without being brain-busting, its media (graphics, music, and presentation) was far superior, and it had a storytelling aspect that, to me, filled a void in DROD that I never knew it had but I am very happy it no longer has.

So, yes, I think this is a fantastic game, but it was also built on a fantastic base. This game might be my favorite, but I challenge you to make your own conclusions. Until then, happy smiting.

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hebroid
hebroid Feb 20 2013, 12:20pm said:

To those who purchased DROD on IndieGameStand, the Desura keys are up.

Thanks Caravel Games!

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muntdefems
muntdefems Feb 20 2013, 1:44pm replied:

Thanks for the tip! (and thanks Caravel Games for the key as well!)

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mxtomek
mxtomek Feb 20 2013, 1:25am said:

Would be nice to have "DROD 4 - Gunthro and the Epic Blunder" and the DLC "Flood Warning" on Desura. Waiting for keys on the IndieGamesStand site :)
PS And I hope this game will soon greenlit on steam

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Silverhawk85
Silverhawk85 Feb 17 2013, 2:56pm said:

Nice game. I hope we will see the other parts of the DROD series here on Desura too.

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muntdefems
muntdefems Feb 15 2013, 4:20pm said:

I've just sent them a mail asking the same thing! :D

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hebroid
hebroid Feb 18 2013, 10:09am replied:

Sent a letter two days ago. Still no response :(

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Gn0meSlice
Gn0meSlice Feb 19 2013, 10:11am replied:

I've made a post on the IGS forums, so hopefully the admins will be in touch with the developers soonish.

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