Din's Curse... or you wanted a Soldak Thread


#977

So I am like 5 years late to the party on this, but I just got Din’s Curse over the holidays and started playing it a couple of weeks ago.

The graphics are dated (even for 5 years ago), the gameplay mechanics are simple (as are all ARPGs) and the story is pretty much non-existent, [B]by MY GOD this game is completely addicting[/B]. I literally can not stop playing. If I have 20-30 minutes to kill around the house, I’ve been playing Din’s Curse. I stayed up far too late several nights playing as well.

The hook of having quests and tasks assigned to the various levels, with some of them resulting in immediate benefits to the whole town (like pillars or new vendors) combined with the usual ARPG grind for better gear and stats, folded in with the unique concept of being called back to town (urgently) to repulse various invasions or kill creatures sent from the dungeons to terrorize the town makes for a game that always has you striving to complete something. You’re also always on edge, as the stream of messages form the depths informing you of new boss mobs, uprisings and infernal machines being built makes you feel a real sense of urgency to get down there and clean those levels out. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have time to really study item stats because I need to offload my loot and get back in the dungeon ASAP. Thankfully I can stick interesting stuff into my stash for comparison later, after the town is saved and I can pause to really obsess over my equipment, stats and skills.

Anyway, just wanted to necro this thread to say “THANKS!” to Steven Peeler and the other folks at Soldak for making such a great little game. If you’re a fan of Diablo, Torchlight and other ARPGs, and you don’t own Din’s Curse, YOU SHOULD.

Will there ever be a Din’s Curse 2?


#978

There’s Drox Operative, which is a space game with some shared mechanics, and he’s got another new game in the pipeline, so there are options, even if there isn’t a sequel. (There is an expansion though)

Drox is much more refined than Din’s.


#979

I don’t know that I could say the story is non-existent since it’s a new story every time and it’s 100% dynamic ;) Never has a game been so deep in ‘make your own story’

BTW, coop is EVEN BETTER for both Din’s and Drox and I’m so happy it was included


#980

While not a sequel, our next game Zombasite will have a lot of the same features as Din’s Curse. It will focus more on zombies of course (it still has many non-zombie monsters in it).


#981

DIN’S CURSE 2?!?!?! Say it’s so, @Steven_Peeler!!

http://www.soldak.com/Blogs/Steven/Hardcore-game-name.html


#982

I still think he should call it Din’s Children. :|


#983

Din’s Kin has to be it’s name, clearly.

Or Din’s Curse 2: Kin Full of Win for Din.


#984

Oh man that’s good.

The first one, I mean. Din’s Kin is pretty excellent.


#985

Din’s Kin made me literally lol. :)


#986

I am BEYOND thrilled to hear that. :)


#987

“Din’s Legacy” would speak to both the sequel-ish nature of it and the theme of the game (evolving generational characters).


#988

So, with Din’s Curse on sale, a few of us going to try some multiplayer games today and tomorrow, if anyone is interested.


#989

That was fun guys, thanks for the game @BrianRubin @Otthegreat @legowarrior


#990

Yay! Now y’all need to get Drox Operative! ;)


#991

More info on Din’s Legacy has come out in an email newsletter Soldak sent out this morning.

I’d make a thread for the new game, but there aren’t any screenshots or anything yet, and I’m writing this on my phone anyway:

http://www.soldak.com/Dins-Legacy/Overview.html

Features

Experience your character mutating over time for good and bad

Guide your character’s evolution (choosing/improving skills, suppressing unwanted mutations, etc)

Use mutation points to mutate your character towards another character or sub-class

Uniquely created worlds for every game, with different scenario, win/lose conditions, areas, monsters, items, and quests, give the player a new experience every time

Explore a dynamic, evolving, living world

Your choices truly impact the game

Co-op multiplayer to adventure with friends

Din’s Legacy is scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter of 2018, however it will be released when it’s done. We are planning on some kind of Early Access in the near future though if you want to get in early!


#992

Day one purchase. No question.


#993

I wish I had played more Din’s Curse coop and will definitely be playing the new one


#994

Ohhh that all sounds delicious.


#995

(Scratches head) … how much can Mr. P squeeze out of this particular formula?


#996

I read down that feature list nodding saying “check”, “check”.

Day 1