XBLIG Uprising Preview: Bruce Willis, is that you? Diehard Dungeon.

It’s time for an uprising of the gaming variety!  Indie game fans and developers rejoice, for now is your time to RISE!  Can you hear the chanting?  Can you hear the cries?  Can you hear the Batman?  I’m kidding about that part… or am I?

We here at CBR have set out to provide you with exclusive coverage of the XBLIG uprising.  From previews, to reviews, to fresh made cookies — I’m kidding, I’m terrible at baking — we’ll have everything you want from this year’s event

… well… maybe it IS Bruce Willis after all?

Founded by Toby Land in 2009, Tricktale games is all about bright, colorful, addictive games that you won’t ever want to put down.  PyroManic — a puzzle game — and Vampire Rage — a frantic shooter — are two of the studio’s previous titles.  Now before we jump into this new game I have to tell you: it’s not what it sounds like.  It’s not Bruce Willis screaming “yippie kay yay mutha–” as he runs through a dark dungeon crawling with monsters.  Or am I the only one who thought that?

This dungeon may be completely different when you come back to the game later.

All right, all joking aside, let’s talk about Tricktale’s newest indie game.  Unlike the studio’s past titles, this one is all about dungeon crawling.  Only a select few are fortunate enough to trek through the perils of the dark, dangerous dungeons.  Did I say fortunate?  It’s more like “unlucky sons of bees who will either die now, die later, and most definitely diehard.”  There’s riches to discover, secrets to find, and multiple outcomes down each path you choose.  But don’t get too comfortable with those winding roads, this game randomly generates dungeons, changing up the game each time you step back into it.

Take a deep breath and step into the world of “Diehard Dungeon,” where the dungeon you play through today will be nothing like the one you play through tomorrow.


About Briana Lawrence

A geeky girl that's cosplaying as an adult -- sort of -- I've been into video games since I watched my mom save the princess in Super Mario Brothers when I was six years old. A couple of years later, anime would be added in my on-going list of geekery when I discovered a certain vampire hunter who had a hand that talked to him. I'm currently living in St. Paul with my wonderful partner who feeds my nerdtastic needs of anime conventions, watching Persona 4 on Hulu, and trying to beat the crap out of people like Nightmare or rolling up things with a katamari ball. The both of us cosplay together and do artist alley tables, selling the crafty things we make like plushies, woodburned coasters, shotglasses, and other things. The two of us recently purchased a house together, took a room, and painted it with Pac-Man, Sonic, Portal, Star Fox, Katamari, and other gaming gems before we combined our massive game/anime/action figure collections. Up next? Painting our bathroom in an underwater mario theme! I would say I need professional help, but I'm a lost cause at this point. Besides, all men, women, and zombies are created equal!