Book of Demons, aka Paper Diablo

Drats I spent the whole weekend playing dungeon crawling rpgs I forgot about this. Sigh. At least I got Grim Dawn for 7 bux on GOG. I need to go back to this and see how it is doing.

Now you can play on xbox game pass for PC, first month is 1USD I think so it’s a good way to check it out.

Superhot even going on, its actually a really cool idea to steal. :)

Halloween event!

The next two titles in the Return 2 Games catalog have been announced - Hellcard, a roguelike interpretation of the existing Book of Demons universe (billed as being more similar to Slay the Spire), and Book of Aliens, so far put forth as a tribute to the old XCOM games but without much detail.

Hellcard early access by end of 2020, no ETA on Book of Aliens.

Hellcard looks like a great concept. It will have card-based play, but be a 2d turn-based dungeon crawl. So cards will have attributes like range or radius and positioning will matter. Adding co-op is also an interesting idea.

Hellcard sounds WAY more up my alley than B.O.D, and I already love that game. I’ll jump onboard the EA asap.

Wow, buying that supporter package is totally going to pay off. Very exciting stuff!

Can someone explain the pricing to me please?

When I look on Steam, the supporters pack upgrade (for owners of BOD) appears MORE expensive than the full package of BOD plus the supporters upgrade. Which seems weird to me.

Also when I look at the full bundle, the price of the components is less than the price of the package, ie it doesn’t add up. I guess because the upgrade pass has no price displayed but I assume they are in fact charging for it.

It seems very unintuitive.

If you own Book of Demons, buy the upgrade pack. It’s a little more expensive overall doing this assuming you bought Book of Demons at full price in the past. If you don’t own Book of Demons, buy the supporter pack. The supporter pack is always a full package that contains BoD, DLC, and the supporter flagging content and I assume they’ll add the other games to that package as well in the future.

My guess - Steam didn’t support a “pay upfront for all future games” model when Book of Demons initially launched and this was the best way for them to implement it.

What boggles my mind is that the price for the supporters pack on the R2G website is twice as much. Maybe a currency conversion thing? I’d thought about buying in ages ago. The steam price is a bargain I’m comparison.

I haven’t played BoD that much, but I don’t doubt their ability to make quality games.

As a Book of Demons owner, the full Supporter Pack (which includes BoD and thus is useless to me) is showing as $69.99. The “Complete Your Collection” package, which contains the Supporter Pack and BoD at full price but then uses Steam Buncle Magoc to subtract the full price of BoD and discount another 26% shows as $51.79.

So basically, buying into the Supporter Pack at this point means paying $26 each for Hellcard and Book of Aliens, with the added bonus of early access, free DLC when released for any of the three games, and the possibility of more games in the series being free down the road. That’s not a bad deal…

Get access to the iOS beta version here! It’s pretty damn slick on my 3rd generation iPad Pro!

Wow, great news!

This is working a treat on iPad. IMO the mechanic they use to tap/click behind you to change direction works better than PC as I’m finding it easier to just tap with the pencil, or at least less stress on the hand/wrist. You probably do need a pencil for fine control though, but I haven’t tried without one yet.

Anyway looks great and no bugs or issues encountered.

iPad version up for presale for 4.99. This is said by the devs to be more than 50% off

Only played for 20 minutes or so (and have only played the PC version for about the same amount of time), but so so far so good. Very well done port, touch controls are a natural for a game like this. Seems like it might be a perfect iPad game.