Caravel Games' indie "DROD" (Deadly Rooms of Death) franchise has been in development for over a decade released the fifth major DROD title: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder, is now available.
DROD is a thinking person's dungeon crawl. Each room is a unique, hand-crafted puzzle that has players solve the room by clearing out all the monsters. Game mechanics are turn-based, and by making moves as fast or as slow as you like, you can experience the action and solve puzzles at your
In this game, Beethro Budkin recounts an epic tale of adventure to his nephews about his grandfather, Gunthro Budkin, and his exploits in the dangerous nation of Rasarus. Gunthro is a third-generation smitemaster, and a rather ugly man. Smitemasters are hard-bitten, muscled veteran dungeon exterminators that slay hideous beasties in dark places for a living. Gunthro is known as one of those individuals who will get the job done. When the Rasarun king is slain by an officer of Tueno, Gunthro is recruited by Rasarus to defend his country and reclaim its honor. However, as Gunthro searches deeper, he will find things are not quite all they seem.
Gunthro is designed as an entry-level offering to the DROD world, with both new players and veterans in mind. The level layout is designed with multiple hub areas to explore in order to be forgiving. The game starts easy and provides an integrated online hints system. The game
features all-new puzzle elements and enhanced level crafting abilities that add more depth to the previous offerings in the franchise. Furthermore, DROD has an incredibly active player community that has published over 25,000 puzzle rooms that are available for free download play in the
During development, Gunthro brought in a large group of talent. The puzzles and world have been crafted by a team of established master level designers from the Caravel community, with story conceived by game creator Erik Hermansen, art by Erik and artist Brett Boyette, and music tracks by synthpop artist Jon Sonnenberg.
More information on DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder can found at www.CaravelGames.com web site.