PSA: Dungeon of the Endless Still Rules

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 29th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The announcement that Dungeon of the Endless is making a return to the App Store via Playdigious as Dungeon of the Endless: Apogee is probably the most exciting mobile news to come out this month. Why? Because Dungeon of the Endless rules, it's perfect for mobile, and it's a shame that it ever got removed from the App Store to begin with.

All that said, if you bought Dungeon of the Endless previously, you can still download it from your purchases and give it a go. The only things to note about this version are that it doesn't have full screen support for newer devices and there's a peculiar quirk where you have to lock and unlock your screen in the game to get past the opening cinematics. Otherwise, it still plays like a dream. Check out some footage from a deep run I made over the past few days above if you don't believe me.

For those unfamiliar, Dungeon of the Endless is so special because of its unique blend of game systems and mechanics. It's kind of a tower-defense game, but it's also a dungeon-crawler and has proto-MOBA elements. All of this is wrapped up in a deeply unforgiving roguelike package where you command a motley crew of intergalatic prisoners that crash their escape pod right into a mysterious dungeon on an extremely hostile planet. From there, they have to make the tough journey of taking their pod's crystal up twelve floors in hopes of finding somewhere less hostile to settle.

What makes the game work so well is its sheer amount of variability. There's a wide cast of characters, tons of modules to unlock and build, equippable gear, and different kinds of escape pods to switch up the feeling of every run. Thankfully, the new version of Dungeon of the Endless promises to mix things up even further with five add-ons that add even more survivors, pods, merchants, endings, and events. Dungeon of the Endless: Apogee is set to come to the App Store on March 16th for $ 7.99. You can pre-order the game now for 30% discount here.

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