After a successful Kickstarter campaign made the roguelike dungeon crawler Tangledeep possible, indie developer Impact Gameworks announces that they plan to release the game in late 2017 -- sometime during the Holiday season.
Impact Gameworks calls Tangledeep "a dungeon-crawling tribute to the golden age of RPGs." The game is inspired by such 16-bit classics as Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. The game features strategic, turn-based gameplay and takes notes from roguelikes of the past such as NetHack and Shiren the Wanderer as well as modern dungeon crawlers like Diablo. Other features of Tangledeep include an ever-changing labyrinth, a character job system, and wide assortment of equipment.
Tangledeep's developers also focused highly on the game's soundtrack. It's comprised of two distinct styles -- an authentic, retro SNES version, and a modern version with beautiful orchestration and live-recorded instrumentalists. Most of the game's music is music written by Andrew "zircon" Aversa (the game's sole programmer and designer), but some of the tracks are feature contributions from others in the game industry. This includes such legendary composers as Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3 fame and Grant Kirkhope, composer for games like GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, and the upcoming Yooka-Laylee.
Tangledeep will be playable on Windows and Mac OS computers.