Darkest Dungeon, roguelike RPG from Red Hook Studios, originally hit Steam Early access almost a year ago, but tomorrow, January 19th, it will be early access no longer. That’s right, there are a early access games out there that aren’t perpetually stuck in some sort of sick developmental limbo for all eternity.
Some of them actually do come out.
I suppose it helps that Darkest Dungeon wasn’t pushed into early access as a barely-playable tech demo. No, it was fairly polished, just lacking in content.
I played it a bunch in the months following its initial release, but not much recently, so I’m looking forward to diving back in.
Red Hook will do a better job than me of describing the game:
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?
They also posted a launch trailer, narrated by Wayne June, who narrates much of the game as well. He alone is probably worth the ticket cost.