Hello everyone! it’s my pleasure to announce the official release of Dark & Under, a dungeon crawler for Arduboy. Here’s the “official” website, with a short “how to play” information:
The game has been in development for about 2 months by the following people:
@luxregina - Original Concept/Lead Artist/Clear Box Tester
“After buying my Arduboy, I really wanted to have a game I contributed to on it - Being a huge fan of dungeon crawlers, I made a quick prototype in Java and quickly realized that porting it in C++ would be out of my league. That’s when @filmote and later @pharap stepped in and made the concept a reality. It was a fun and quick little project and I’m glad I got the work with these fantastic people. Hopefully, you guys enjoy the game!”
@filmote - Lead Programmer/Clear Box Tester
“Knowing little about dungeon crawling games, I joined this project knowing I could offer development skills but little in the way of ‘play’ or ‘strategy’ suggestions. I shouldn’t have worried as the team were obviously experienced gamers and knew this genre back to front. I love the graphics in this game – even in glorious 128 x 64 black and white - and it is what originally made me contact Cyril to discuss a collaboration. The development process was fun but the team was split across three countries and time zones which introduced some issues …”
@pharap - Assistant Programmer/Advisor/Clear Box Tester
“I originally passed up working on Dark & Under because I was resting from publishing my library, but after being asked by @filmote to assist with reducing progmem usage a few times, I ended up joining the project to help cut down progmem usage as the project progressed. During development I ended up making some more higher level suggestions as well (some of which were good, some of which were terrible). Luckily I had some insight into the genres that @filmote was lacking, so I ended up helping in other small ways too. It has been quite a challenging project (and I wasn’t even there at the start) but all in all I think we’ve overcome most issues and the end result is a fun little romp that will hopefully bring people a fair few hours of fun.”
and our very special thanks to:
@Keyboard_Camper - Black Box Tester
@Keyboard_Camper spent hours and hours dying in the maze to make sure that the game was actually winable and gave us golden feedback on gameplay, bug reports, suggestions for the level editor. Thanks again for everything!
We all hope you have fun with Dark & Under - now go steal that dragon’s treasure!!!