You're likely familiar with Be-Rad Entertainment for their previous iOS releases Lame Castle or the movie tie-in puzzler WarGames:WOPR, and here at GDC they're showing off a new project called A Spire to the Gods. It's a dungeon crawler that's played by uncovering panels of each floor to find the proper path or face whatever might be underneath. It's very similar to what Dungelot does, but is expanded with plenty of RPG elements and levels to play through. Check out the video.

I really love the look of A Spire to the Gods, as well as the way it handles things like combat and exploration. The food mechanic means you'll need to be careful about where and what you explore, and with a decent leveling system it'll feel good to beef up your character and take on challenges that were previously too difficult. Look for A Spire to the Gods sometime later this year, hopefully in the next few months or so.

  • thesinmaster

    Astonishing!

  • Mark DeNardo

    Want

  • nini

    Year of the dungeon crawler, huh? Just everywhere.

  • JJE McManus

    Not having an avatar on the map is a tricky mechanic. Easy to get used to though since your exploration is not limited. You can reveal a mob but continue to explore elsewhere on the map.
    The integration of the various game elements seems extremely well done. It's always nice to see all the underlying gears and pulleys be in place before the niceties of flashy resources.
    Watch for this one.

  • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

    Do Want. :) Looks very nice. I also want Dungelot 2 to be fixed up. :/

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      Yeah, what the heck happened with Dungelot 2?? FAIL

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Actually this looks like he took Dungelot & improved significantly on it. (I don't see any reason to not have the Avatar on the board -- but Dungelot doesn't have it either & the game works fine.) Thanks for the video!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

    love the look of it!

  • Brag-Art

    War Games did a great job adding story and persistent advancement to the Dungeon Raid formula, can't wait to see how this improves on Dungelot...