It seems there's no lack of old-school first-person dungeon crawlers on the mobile platform, but that doesn't mean I'm not always excited to add another one to the bunch. In this case it's The Keep from Cinimax Games which released way back in September of 2014 on the Nintendo 3DS and then made its way to Steam just a couple of months ago. The Keep features real-time combat as opposed to turn-based like many of these types of dungeon crawlers, and being that it was originally released for the touch-based 3DS it also features a neat Rune-combining crafting mechanic and gesture-based combat, both of which should translate quite well to the touchscreen on the iPad.

Yep, currently The Keep is planned for just the iPad and the developer is hoping the iPad version will be 1:1 with the desktop version in terms of features and graphical detail. However, as we've seen many times over, and specifically with this particular type of game with Legend of Grimrock [$4.99], going iPad-only really limits your audience, so I'm hoping that eventually the game can also be made Universal for iPhones. At any rate I'm always happy to see games from other platforms make their was to iOS, so look for The Keep to arrive on iPad at some point next month.

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  • http://www.thenerdystudent.com/ Giacomo Lawrance

    This looks awesome! I really hope it has Mfi support - it would be so fun to play!

  • houseofg

    Sweet! Finally finished LoG and The Quest just isn't cutting it for me after that experience.

    • houseofg

      Heck, even some of the sound effects are exactly the same as LoG.

    • http://www.thenerdystudent.com/ Giacomo Lawrance

      What is LoG? I'm intrested ๐Ÿ™‚

      • houseofg

        Sorry. Legend of Grimrock (mentioned in article).

      • http://www.thenerdystudent.com/ Giacomo Lawrance

        Awesome, thank you very much!

  • macatron

    I've been patiently waiting for this to get released on iOS. It looks freakin awesome! Now I just hope it eventually gets the universal treatment too, so I can play on the go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bloodangel

    Please come to iPhone asap

  • Magellan

    I beat this on 3DS, I really enjoyed it. It's a bit shallow, so don't expect the depth of The Quest or even LoG though.

    As long as you have the right expectations of a light dungeon crawler, then it's a lot of fun.

  • gonif

    Someone wake me when the iPhone version is out.