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Grue the monster – roguelike underworld RPG

Monster Grue is a tactical turn-based RPG. It have elements of roguelike, stealth and strategic games. 

This is the second game from the Infinite Underworld.
You play as a hungry evil monster living in the pitch darkness of dungeons and hunting orcs, goblins, humans, dwarves and dark elves. You must avoid the light - this is the only weapon your character fears. This tactical role-playing game is completely free and gives you the fair challenge to overcome with fun dark gameplay.

Game features:
1. Signs of classic roguelikespermanent deathprocedurally-generated levelsturn-based battle; dungeon exploration; development of the character's skills; the decisions made are significant, and the game process is controllable.
2. You hunt stealthily in the darkness because the light will burn you.
3. Develop special skills to distract, lure and frighten your victims so that it's easier for you to catch and eat them.
4. The creation of a random environment and caves gives a variety of roguelike genre, and a deterministic predictive battle gives complete control over victory or defeat.
5. Different endings with the different difficulty of achievement and final bosses at the end.
6. Remember - you are a good Grue (in some way), living in the darkness and always hungry for the fresh flesh of elves, orcs, and other evil cave creatures.

Who is Grue?
A mysterious creature of old myths, living in the darkness and eating careless travelers who were so stupid that they descended into caves without a reliable light source. According to the legends, only a ray of light can destroy Grue.



Sub-genre of RPG
The game refers to the sub-genre coffee break roguelikes. You can go to one of the endings in 1.5-2 hours and you can interrupt the game session at any time without losing any progress. The game was made by me on my own with love for clever serious strategies and tactical turn-based role-playing games. But there are also was the external aid with translations, free graphics, and music. The pace of gameplay is moderate, where over a significant part of the moves the player must think about every turn. But you don't need to focus for very long, so the game will not turn from entertainment and recreation into work.

A little about the development
I tried to leave only interesting elements of the game that will give a moderately complex gameplay, minimizing the effect of blind chance on the probability of winning. For example:
1. At the beginning, Grue was not able to go through walls but this sometimes leads to the problem when a player was forced to wait until a stuck enemy leaving his narrow tunnel. So he learned how to walk through the walls.
2. There is also was added missclick protection, so an accidental double tap on the illuminated section of the cave did not lead to an absurd and undeserved death.
3. Long-range transitions were made much safer as the search algorithm of the pathfinding for the Grue gives preference to walls rather than open spaces.
4. If you are strongly bored with advertising, then you can turn it off for free for next few full games. You are able to do it as often as you need.
And similar imperceptible but important improvements have been done many times, so I hope that the game will seem entertaining and worthy of your attention.

About the author
Game development: Denis Anohin is a programmer, a little bit an artist, a little bit a marketer, a fan of strategies and RPG (CoolAI). A detailed description of the use of copyright works is placed inside the application in the section "About the Author". The game is made on the free 2D game engine Corona SDK.

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Published May 01, 2018
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, Android
Release date Apr 30, 2018
AuthorCoolAI
GenreRole Playing, Strategy
Made withCorona SDK
TagsDungeon Crawler, Gore, Monsters, Roguelike, Roguelite, Stealth, Strategy RPG, Turn-based
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesGerman, English, Polish, Russian
InputsMouse, Touchscreen

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its really cool concept there. its a hardcore game here and dont expect to find it easy at the first time. its my first gameplay right here, hope you enjoy it!

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Hi! Thanks for your gameplay! It is very useful to see, how a real player learns game rules. You need not only to sneak from the behind but also always predict where the victim will turn with his light.

youre welcome! gladly! my video could help you :D just ask me if you need help

Thanks :). You can also make video for previous my roguelike: itch io - Xenomorph 7drl of Infinite Underworld

It can be finished in 10-15 minutes, easier, but much more bloody and funnier little RPG.