By Sami Sierla
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Cavern is a dungeon crawler in the vein of genre classics like Rogue and Nethack - but with original game world not based on any existing roguelike. Each level is randomly generated so no two games are the same.
Cavern was full of ancient treasure which surface people dug up to keep their high standards of living. Caves were inhabited by hostile creatures of the nether but Mystery Object of the surface kept the evil weak with it's power. Somehow, creatures of the deep managed to steal the Mystery Object and took it to the deepest levels of the Cavern. Now You, the Hero, must retrieve it before it's powers are used against the Surface!
•Shops to buy equipment and sell treasure
•Three characters to play:
Fighter : strong melee character.
Adventurer : specialises in bows.
Mystic : uses wands and scrolls.
•Vintage game art by DeBray Bailey
•16 randomly generated dungeons
•Over 40 different monsters
•Randomized item attributes and special unique items.
•Online Highscores and ranking for each game played.
•Saves your exact game state when receiving call or switching to another app.
•Juicy sound effects.
What's New in Version 2.5.4
- Fixed broken Highscores on iOS 9.
You can resubmit your scores from Highscores-dialog:
choose local scores, open details for score you want to submit and tap "Resubmit"
I used to dislike turn based games
Then I played Cavern. I didn't understand it the first couple times I played but once you start learning and understanding all the little quirks and tricks in the game it's really fun. The maps are all procedurally generated so every time you play you'll have to do some exploring. I hope this game comes out with a content update that adds secret floors, more things to explore similar to the water fountains and bookshelves, or more character designs. I like the fact that the ghosts in the cavern are named after other player's characters that died. It's kinda like dark souls how you can summon a ghost to fight with you except instead of a real player it's a dumb cpu. They're useful anyway.
Love it but..
Only played for about an hour but really love it so far..however, I used a scroll of town portal and now my character is unable to move. The app support link just takes you to like an advertisement with a leaderboard so not really sure how to report a bug. Is happening every time I teleport to town..and I end up in the walls when I teleport back.
Very well done
A very streamlined and accessible roguelike. The developer is continually making improvements and I haven't encountered any bugs on the latest version. The caverns are unique and interesting. It is simpler than some rogue likes and deeper than others. I look forward to what the developer does next with it.