Quantcast
Dungeon Overlord beta could be a Keeper - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Dungeon Overlord beta could be a Keeper


3:40 PM on 01.14.2011
Dungeon Overlord beta could be a Keeper photo



Sony Online Entertainment released a new social game by Night Owl Games on Facebook called Dungeon Overlord. It's basically Dungeon Keeper for Facebook. You build a dungeon by building rooms and hallways on tiles and by upgrading them. Build a Tavern to attract Thieves for instance, or build a Library to spawn a Warlock who needs a bed to sleep in. You can even rename your creatures for a more personal touch.

Income comes from gold, crystal, iron and food. Goblins will scurry around to mine and build your rooms, which gives the game a bit more of an active feel than CityVille and the like. The usual social game timers come into play with resources generated and consumed every hour, or spawn times for new creatures when you unlock their prerequisites.

The game offers a lot of information to manage, which makes me feel like it's more directed at a "hardcore social games" crowd than your average soccer mom. There is also an overworld which tells me I can invade towns and castles with Orcs, while Warlocks provide research points you invest in technology. It hints at a long-term social game with more than depth than you would expect. What madness!

It's still in beta and some things are a bit obtuse, like resources being dropped on the ground that you can click on. Are they bonus resources? Do I need to click them? Is this thing on the ground an item or just artwork of a room? And why is there no Crystal or Iron counter? It's certainly a different breed than your typical Zynga design though, so if you are into social games and Dungeon Keeper it might be worth checking out during an hour of boredom.

Dungeon Overlord beta could be a Keeper photo
Dungeon Overlord beta could be a Keeper photo
Dungeon Overlord beta could be a Keeper photo
Dungeon Overlord beta could be a Keeper photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







PC

5:00 PM on 04.15.2014
Ackk Studios is going all out for its next RPG, Y2K

I knew to expect interesting things from Ackk Studios after the flawed but compelling Two Brothers. Even then, I wasn't mentally prepared for the team's newest game, Y2K. I came in knowing little about the turn-based RPG oth...more



4:30 PM on 04.15.2014
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime puts two people in a neon spaceship built for eight

Navigating through the outer reaches of space is hard. There are multiple systems to account for, from piloting to shields to weapons control, each with its own specialized training necessary. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime ...more



4:00 PM on 04.15.2014
Awesomenauts' Penny Fox is a swift assassin, and a ton of fun

It's insane how much Awesomenauts has changed over the years. I remember picking it up on the PS3 and wondering when any new characters were going to come, and given the update issues developer Ronimo had, they never did...more



View all PC






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more