Saturday, December 01, 2012


Desktop Dungeons on DSi

I fell in love with Desktop Dungeons pretty hard when I first discovered it.  In fact, the only way it could be more perfect is if it fit in your pocket and went everywhere.  Ideally, of course, I'd want a port to the DS, but licensing and such being the thing it is, it didn't seem likely to happen.

Then Petit Computer happened, which gives people who want to program their Game Boys an interesting little loophole.

The folks at QCF Design had set a precedent for allowing the free Alpha version to be ported to web browsers in Java, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask if I could make a DS version.  And they said yes!

I've spent the last three months trying to make this program as accurate and authentic as possible, scouring the Desktop Dungeons Wiki for mechanical information, copying out graphics pixel by pixel, and even setting my tone-deaf ears to the task of rebuilding the musical jingles that pop up as you play. The result is maybe a little different from the PC version, but I feel like it'll give fans of the game a good portable fix of ten-minute dungeon crawling.

You'll need to download the Petit Computer application to your DSi or 3DS.  It's presently only available in America and Japan.  In America, it's an 800 point/$7.99 purchase on the eShop.  Sorry.  But once you have that, you're ready to go.

Show Me the Game Already!

Full instructions for installation are right here.

And if, somehow, you've managed to find this version before the original version, do please visit the official Desktop Dungeons website.  The free Alpha version is available for PC, Mac, and most web browsers, and it's a bigger game, with challenge dungeons and online scoreboards.  Also look into the full version, still in beta as of this writing, which is looking to be just plain amazing.

Pretty cool, never played the original but it's a fun PTC game.
Glad you like it! Try the PC version too, it's got even more stuff to do. :)
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