Old PC gamers will remember a unique title from Bullfrog (which is a bit redundant as every game Bullfrog made was fairly unique) called Dungeon Keeper
. The game had you playing the owner of a dungeon and it was your job to imprison and torture brave adventurers who went in looking for fame and fortune.
The folks at Kalypso are working on a new game called Dungeons
which has some of the same premise. You start off as a mighty Dungeon Lord but due to the schemes of an evil ex-girlfriend (also redundant) you are knocked down a few steps and have to work your way back up the Dungeon Lord corporate ladder by crafting insidious dungeons and luring the local heroes to their doom in them.
If that sounds like your idea of a swell game you might want to saunter over to the Dungeons website
as they are taking applications for the closed beta of the game. It might be worth it as the game has looked fairly good so far.
Dungeons Beta Launches
Kalypso Announces Closed Beta Test for “DUNGEONS”
Ridgewood, NJ, October 28, 2010 – Kalypso Media USA is pleased to announce the closed beta test for DUNGEONS, their upcoming strategy game where it’s good to be bad! For those selected to participate in the beta test, this is a great opportunity to help the developers create the most sinister experience possible! DUNGEONS casts players in the role of the most powerful of all Dungeon Lords, who spends his time luring heroes into his insidiously-designed dungeons with the promise of fortune and glory -- only to be captured and robbed of their precious soul energy. To sign up for the DUNGEONS beta, and participate in the DUNGEONS discussion forums, please visit http://www.dungeons-game.com. Those selected to participate in the beta program will begin testing on November 4.
- Sign up for the beta
- Visit the official Web site
Don’t miss this chance to help test your skills as a Dungeon Lord!
DUNGEONS follows the mis-adventures of the foremost of all Dungeon Lords, who spends his time luring heroes into his labyrinthine creations with the promise of treasure and a good fight -- only to be trapped by his ingenious devices.
In DUNGEONS, our protagonist falls victim to a devious plot hatched by his vile, nasty and thoroughly vicious ex-girlfriend and finds himself at the bottom of the underworld hierarchy and the top of the dungeon pile. In his world, that is about as bad as it can get. Our lord must have his revenge, and make his way back down the dungeon levels to his rightful place -- but first he must deal with his new bosses, the three despicable Dungeon Lords who stand in his way.
At his disposal are his dim-witted goblin minions who dig tunnels and build rooms to lay out his lair and trap ever stronger and braver heroes who dare to enter, not forgetting to plot his revenge against his ex-girlfriend and his new bosses who think it’s great fun to bombard him with useless tasks. It goes without saying that a malicious and sneaky creature such as our Dungeon Lord has more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Revenge will be sweet indeed.
About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.
Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, DarkStar One – Broken Alliance for Xbox 360, Disciples III: Renaissance and Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include DUNGEONS, The First Templar and Tropico