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DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:54am
Dec 20, 2015 @ 1:42pm
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Release date: April 2012
"Deadly Rooms of Death" (DROD) is a turn-based dungeon strategy and tactics puzzle game series. It is a 2D top-down puzzle adventure that focuses on pure gameplay mechanics.

DROD is a logic game where each room is a custom, hand-crafted puzzle that you solve by clearing out all the monsters with your Really Big Sword without letting any reach and kill you. Monster types each have their own AI, with deterministic movement patterns. Puzzle elements and terrain types help and hinder you in solving each puzzle. You start by learning basic mechanics and fighting techniques, and then the difficulty steadily ramps up as each room you face presents a fresh challenge with a logical solution. This game features a novel play style, with story- and puzzle-driven voiced dialogue delivered inline with hardcore puzzle solving that involves a mix of strategy, tactics, lateral thinking and lynchpins. As developers, our goal is to present you with a novel experience where game mechanics are paramount.

This game is the entry-point title in the ongoing DROD franchise. "Gunthro" is designed as a beginner-level offering to the world of DROD puzzles. The level layout has multiple hub areas to explore as you progress. The game starts easy, has a smooth learning curve and an integrated online hints system. There are optional secret challenges and meta-puzzles waiting to be found in each area. You should be pleased by the puzzle designs that went into this game, making for a delightful blend of fun and challenge.

Main game features:

  • Over 300 puzzle rooms across 25 levels, each organized around different combinations of puzzle elements.
  • Over 25,000 usermade rooms available for download!
  • Dozens of secret areas and optional extra challenge levels that lie in store for the more curious and adventuresome, uncovered in a variety of ways.
  • Varied elements and monster types like rock golems, giant serpents, wraithwings, and evil eyes, each with a distinctive AI behavior and requiring different strategies and tactics to conquer.
  • Hours of music composed by synthpop artist Jon Sonnenberg of Travelogue.
  • New and upgraded in-game artwork, with real-time lighting and a range of environmental effects.
  • Twelve terrain graphic+music style motifs, such as Forest, Desert, Swamp, and Iceworks.
  • Full-featured level/campaign editor, with custom scripting engine and modding capabilities
  • Active and friendly player community
  • Hi-score competition and hints system via our CaravelNet service

The story:

In this game, Beethro Budkin recounts an epic tale of adventure to his precocious 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. You know Gunthro will get the job done, and you'll happily pay him to clear your basement of giant man-eating dungeon roaches.

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 that things are not quite as they seem.

Experience the unique turn-based puzzle dungeon adventure of DROD!


This game is completed. We are in process of integrating Steam features for greenlight release. Read more about the game and try out a demo at:

Publisher: Caravel Games
Released: April 2, 2012


* We will provide Steam keys to everyone who has already bought and registered the game on the Caravel Games website
* Previous DROD games and "Smitemasters Selection" expansion packs are slated for release as DLC. If you have registered this content previously to a user account on the Caravel Games site, then you can receive free keys for this content when it becomes available.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Oct 14, 2013 @ 9:12am
DROD presentation
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Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:45am
DROD series available super-cheap on IndieGala!
Lt. Labcoat
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SonicQuack Jan 10 @ 8:29am 
So close.
Talana Dec 13, 2015 @ 8:52am 
Looks like loads of braintwisting fun
Scot.Dos Jun 5, 2015 @ 10:01am 
Can I get my Desura copy here because Desura is gonna die soon.
TommyDDoom Apr 14, 2015 @ 4:41am 
Anyone knows what's going on here? It has been greenlit months ago.
Chronon Feb 3, 2015 @ 4:23pm 
o.o OMG, finally it's been greenlit! Why it took forever, I have no clue >.>
pẫru Jan 2, 2015 @ 4:17am 
how long...
hola hola get ebola Oct 15, 2014 @ 6:00am 
DROD уже должен быть в стиме
Lt. Labcoat Sep 22, 2014 @ 7:16am 
Ssssso are you going to actually release it sometime?
danalyze Sep 18, 2014 @ 5:06pm 
Awesome game!Congratulations and bought it through Groupees's ShinyLoot Bundle 7.Best wishes!
camwoodstock Aug 29, 2014 @ 5:03pm