Yes, Notch tweeted about this game. Yes, it uses pixelated graphics. Yes, it’s inspired by Ultima Underworld. We all good now? Then let’s talk about Delver!
Taking on the sheen of an 80s dungeon crawler, Delver is a first-person roguelike intended for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. It’s still in development and as such, features like randomly generated dungeons are not present, however you can still play it! We kid you not.
Before we get to the download link though, let’s go into the basics of Delver. It’s first person and movement is controlled via the WASD set-up. Your mouse clicks will be interpreted as an attack which obviously varies according to which weapon type you have equipped. The only other things required to know is that E will pick everything up, I grants you access to your inventory and the number keys will cycle through your hotbar at the top of the screen. However, if that does feel too clunky then pressing C will give you mouse control around the screen so you can manually sort items by discarding them, placing them in your inventory or hotbar.
Being a dungeon crawler, you’ll be finding keys, beating up skeletons, goblins and mages; as well as going up and down the various levels with each descent increasing the difficulty as well as the quality of the items to be found. It’s standard stuff but we haven’t met a person who doesn’t appreciate a well-executed roguelike dungeon crawler – so make sure to give it a go.
You can download Delver with this link for your desktop computer – this is an early alpha version of the game though of course.
More information on Delver can be found via its thread in the TIGSource forums.