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DROD: The Second Sky
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Genre: Adventure, RPG, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:37am
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Description
Release date: Spring 2014
"DROD: The Second Sky" is the fifth major title in the "Deadly Rooms of Death" (DROD) series. DROD is a unique puzzle/dungeon crawl blend that could be succinctly described as "Zelda Chess." This series highlights hardcore turn-based strategy and tactics on a top-down 2D grid. Each room is a handcrafted puzzle with a simple goal -- defeat all the monsters and escape alive. 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. As developers, our goal is to present you with a unique gaming experience where game mechanics are paramount.

Guide Beethro Budkin, professional dungeon pest exterminator, as he goes up against beasties like the giant, man-eating cockroach and clashes with the clandestine Rooted Empire in a race to stop the looming Grand Event. Beethro is always fond of saying "there is no problem that can't be solved with a really big sword," but he will need to use a variety of fresh new weapons and tactics to win the day against a dire threat.

"DROD:TSS" is the climactic chapter of Beethro's adventures in the Great Beneath. This game is the culmination of years of development and evolution of the DROD formula. It is designed as a tremendously rewarding experience for the hardcore gamer. We are making this game especially for those who love puzzles and dungeon delving. It features a plethora of novel game and puzzle elements that you have not seen anywhere else, placed onto a backdrop of a unique and epic story full of colorful characters and engaging locales.

Experience with previous titles in the DROD series is not necessary to get into and enjoy everything in DROD:TSS. That being said, all previous titles can be downloaded and are playable into the DROD:TSS engine. We plan to make them available for sale as DLC at a great discount when greenlit.

Main game features:

  • Over 500 puzzle rooms and 30 levels, each organized around a different type of puzzle element.
  • 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, deadly growing briar, and the living tar, each with a distinctive behavior and requiring different strategy and tactics to conquer.
  • Over a dozen new puzzle elements in this game, including new weapons and monsters with play mechanics that you haven't seen in any other game, bringing us to a total of over 20 monsters and 30 (non-monster) puzzle elements.
  • Journey across multiple overworld maps as you explore over and under the vast continents of the Eighth.
  • Over five hours of music, containing an all-new 120-minute soundtrack composed by Emmett Plant and synthpop artist Jon Sonnenberg of Travelogue!
  • An epic story, filled with a host of fun and intriguing characters, portrayed by a stellar cast of voice actors.
  • New and upgraded in-game artwork, including three all-new terrain styles, with real-time lighting and a range of environmental effects.

Other goodies you get with DROD:

  • Active and friendly player community
  • Over 25,000 user-made rooms available for free download!
  • Full-featured level/campaign editor, with custom scripting engine
  • High score competition and hint system via our CaravelNet service

Read more about this upcoming title and other games in the DROD series on our site:
www.caravelgames.com

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* Previous DROD games and "Smitemaster's Selection" expansion packs can be released either as additional titles or DLC.
* We will provide Steam keys to everyone who has already bought the game when greenlighted. Same for everyone who has a registered copy any content released on Steam as DLC.
96 Comments
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Hypha Aug 31 @ 10:25pm 
This is a really cool title and deserves to be on steam.
Masque and Mirror Aug 27 @ 9:30pm 
Drod should have been on Steam a million years ago!
camwoodstock Aug 24 @ 1:34pm 
1. I like DROD
2. I can beg people for the game with this
jiprem Aug 23 @ 5:57am 
voted yes
Antinohit Aug 21 @ 1:40am 
wonderful game!
greg.barnett.89 Aug 6 @ 6:07pm 
saw day9 play it on hs day off, looked super fun, really keen to play it
iTossEggroll Jul 21 @ 12:08pm 
This game is a legendary puzzle game whose legacy stretches back several decades. This game needs to be on steam.
Enzi Jul 15 @ 7:00pm 
Currently playing it. It's fantastic! Please give this one a vote!
Ozymandias Jul 15 @ 5:47am 
If that piece of shit Air Control gets to be on Steam, I don't see why this doesn't. Even if you don't like the game or the genre, you have got to respect the DROD series's quality relative to it's budget.
piekid Jul 13 @ 4:02pm 
Not a fan of the voice acting in the first video. lol