dungelot2logoJust about a year ago, Red Winter Software released Dungelot [$1.99 / Free], a simplified and approachable take on the roguelike, a genre that can sometimes be intimidating and overly-brutal to the more casual gamer. It totally worked, and Dungelot was a lot of fun for both long-time and new roguelike enthusiasts. Not long after release, the developer announced that a sequel was in the works. We first saw what Dungelot 2 was shaping up like back in March, but work has been moving along on the game all year, and it looks like we'll finally be getting it in our hands in January. To celebrate, Red Winter sent along a brand new trailer for the game.

The visuals have seen a major upgrade, and a few of the mechanics have been tweaked, but at its core Dungelot 2 looks like it will offer the same sort of pick-up-and-play dungeon crawler as the original that felt like such a perfect fit for a mobile game. There's plenty more discussion and more info from the developer in our forums, so be sure to check that out and we'll keep an eye on an exact release date for Dungelot 2 sometime in the early part of next year.

  • Pete Osborne

    One of my games of 2013, there's a really generous demo of the first available for anyone new to it. Just a really nice game that will always have a spot on my iDevice

  • Amenbrother

    Loved the first one!

  • ste86uk

    Been playing the first a little again as I'm really looking forward to this with it's new graphic style and changes to the game. Just so impatient having to wait!

    It's actually become one of the games I'm most looking forward to along with Hearthstone and Battleheart Legacy.

  • Xissoric

    I was one of the few who didn't really enjoy the first game. Just found it really repetitive, so it didn't take long to stop playing it.

    • CooleTeeps

      Me too. I don't know if I'll buy this one though.

  • spsummer

    This is gonna be an insta-buy for me, can't wait.

    • Amenbrother

      Ditto.

    • Broli95

      Freemium, but you can "unlock" it via an IAP so it becomes premium

  • Blodia

    I'll miss the cute graphics. And what the hell is a "roguelike"?

    • Isaacquartz

      Rogue like means that when you die you loose all your stuff but some stuff. Think Infinity Blade and Rogue Legacy.

      • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

        You're are describing "permadeath" which is an element within roguelikes.

        A roguelike is a turn-based dungeon crawler in randomly generated environments. Sometimes keeping your character fed is factored in like the original game. Permadeath simply means you only have one life per game. Once you die, you start all over with nothing carried over. RL defines a genre that copied/is similar to the original game Rogue, hence the term roguelike. Other roguelike games would be Sword of Fargoal, Dungeonism, Cardinal Quest, 100 Rogues

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Calling this game a 'roguelike' is quite a reach, but as @scotd:disqus pointed out, this game shares a few elements. Other elements include 'inventory management', unknown potions/ wands/ spells/ items/ weapons which must be discovered *in EVERY* game, and many roguelikes include races & classes.
        Again, a chance to recommend WazHack <-- my fav "roguelike" (this time quite accurately defined) on IOS & an excellent game. Also it's free to play, but you can pay $1 to unlock 2 character classes to explore the whole game -- or as far as you can get. (So far, I've unlocked 6 classes & still haven't finished it -- but it's so fun!)

  • Mj1ggy

    I really enjoyed this game when I first got it, but they tweaked it too much with the updates. It got harder and became less fun, except for the new character and weapon system.

  • ste86uk

    Aye the new pay model sounds really good to me being free and having IAP but no secondary currency still or just having the option to buy the game outright for one price I believe was said in the forums.

  • Ramaz1234

    Free to play I'll be getting it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

    Whats really cool about the F2P pay model is basically a premium unlock via IAP. It'll be free with a stamina system in place, but the developer said you can purchase an IAP that removes the Stamina system. This is a great compromise and I hope it's successful.

    • ste86uk

      I knew it was something good just too tired to go back and check, but I remember thinking it should work for everyone. People that want a free game get one and people that want to pay once and have it all can : )

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      F2P model is a good model, and IAP to unlock makes it work right. IAP's forever AND ads in your face is simply unacceptable.
      Another game which does F2P with IAP unlock is WazHack, a 5-star game which I highly recommend.

  • Billy Ocean

    whoa that looks really cool

  • B30

    The art style looks really good, never played the first one, but I'll add this one to my watch list

  • greatnoob

    Sounds like Dungeon Hunter + Gameloft but I'm sure the gameplay is nothing similar (obviously).

  • EZ Ice

    World of Dungelot! Art style is very familiar(even orc design)....good or bad, not sure. First one was cool.

  • Galois

    Really looking forward to this. I played the first one a ton.

  • nini

    Don't really care for the artstyle this time as it's just D&D Classic and the absolute norm for your standard fantasy game. Shame, they had something much like Battleheart but threw it away for more Magic the Gathering artwork.

  • RunningWild

    I agree. The original was amazing but the enjoyment factor declined with the overhaul it had with the later updates..

  • TrencH

    I played the first part just recently and really like the way it plays. I am very excited to see the second part come out and look forward to its release.