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DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:54am
Jun 25, 2014 @ 1:13pm
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Greenlight Submission Progress
"Gunthro" is Greenlit!
Release date: April 2012
"Deadly Rooms of Death" (DROD) is a turn-based puzzle dungeon crawl.

It is a 2D top-down puzzle adventure that focuses on hardcore gameplay mechanics, best described succinctly as "Zelda chess."

This game is not about the graphics. It's about clever puzzle design and unique play mechanics. Each room is a unique, hand-crafted puzzle that you solve by clearing out all the monsters. Gameplay is turn-based, and by making moves as fast or as slow as you like, you can experience the action and solve puzzles at your own pace. This game features a completely unique puzzle-adventure play style.

This game is the latest title in the ongoing DROD franchise. "Gunthro" is designed as an entry-level offering to the DROD world, with both new players and veterans in mind. The level layout is has multiple hub areas to explore. The game starts easy, has a smooth learning curve and an integrated online hints system. You should be pleased by the puzzle designs that went into this game, making for a delightful blend of fun and challenge.

  • Active player community
  • Over 25,000 usermade rooms available for download!
  • Full-featured level/campaign editor, with custom scripting engine
  • 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 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-crawler adventure that is DROD!


This game is completed. 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 the game
* Previous DROD games and "Smitemasters Selection" expansion packs can be released either as additional titles or 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 also 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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Scot.Dos Jun 5 @ 10:01am 
Can I get my Desura copy here because Desura is gonna die soon.
Ponefikisto Apr 14 @ 4:41am 
Anyone knows what's going on here? It has been greenlit months ago.
Chronon Feb 3 @ 4:23pm 
o.o OMG, finally it's been greenlit! Why it took forever, I have no clue >.>
codename Jan 2 @ 4:17am 
how long...
Шрайбикус 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 
Syril Ram Aug 10, 2014 @ 5:18am 
I need cloud saves. I've been playing DROD games for years, but I can never finish any of them and it's not because I get stuck ( I do get stuck), it's because I've always eventually got a new computer and DROD is a very long game. If I could keep my saves in the Steam cloud, I might actually be able to complete one of these someday.
iTossEggroll Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:09pm 
Hey, DROD got Greenlighed! That's fantastic news.