Below the Stone roguelike pixel-art adventure game about dwarves aims at Linux as well as Windows PC. Thanks to additional insights shared by the developer, Strollart, we now have even more details. Available now on Steam Early Access and GOG with 90% Very Positive reviews.
Below the Stone is a pixel-art roguelike adventure that takes you deep underground, playing as a dwarf on a quest to explore the hidden world beneath the surface. This underground world is full of ancient mysteries, treasures, and dangers that you’ll need to navigate. Your goal is to descend deeper and uncover the secrets of the dwarves. All while collecting valuable gems and resources.
As you venture deeper into the Below the Stone underground, you’ll encounter different levels of the roguelike. Each with its own challenges and rewards. But be prepared, since the deeper you go, the more cunning creatures and dangerous settings you’ll face. It’s a bit like a journey into the unknown, and you’ll need to be smart and resourceful to survive.
The game is still due to make its way onto Linux, according to the developer’s email reply:
We’re going to be doing this in the future, we have no specific ETA on this yet, since we just released on Steam. We’re looking to fix issues in the roguelike, but we’re really wanting to make a native Linux port work for Below the Stone.
If you’re wondering about the technical side of things, the game development is using Unity 3D, which makes the process of porting relatively smooth. However, it’s important to note that this is an early access release, and the developers plan to roll out a native build with further upgrades and fixes in the future. So, while you can dive into the title now, there’s even more to look forward to down the road. Playable with Proton, according to ProtonDB.
Below the Stone roguelike Early Access Trailer
One of the unique features about this adventure is the ability to mine rare gems. These gems give you special powers when you attach them to your weapons and armour. And here’s the twist: when you collect enough of the same type of gem, you can merge them together. Due to creating even more powerful versions. Levelling up your gear as you progress.
Crafting is another important aspect of Below the Stone, since you can create new equipment in the roguelike. Then socket those gems you’ve collected into your gear. Brew useful potions using the resources you’ve gathered during your journeys. This helps you become better prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.
Now, the roguelike has a catch: if you happen to meet your demise while exploring Below the Stone, you’ll lose everything you were carrying with you. That’s right, it’s a high-risk, high-reward situation. So, it’s essential to store your valuable items safely in the dwarven kingdom, which serves as your hub for crafting and storing items. You can also pick up new missions from your fellow dwarves there.
Each time you descend deeper, you’ll face a new set of challenges and settings. There are over 25 unique biomes, each with its own dangers and resources. To make things even more exciting, each level’s entrance is protected by a challenging dungeon, making sure you’re ready for what lies ahead.
Development and Release Date:
Below the Stone pixel-art roguelike is still in development, and the release date is TBD. The creators are open to feedback from players like you to make the title even better. So, if you’re up for an underground adventure filled with mysteries, treasures, and danger, this is a game you might want to keep an eye on via Steam Early Access and GOG. Coming to Linux with Windows PC. No ETA just yet. Priced at $17.99 USD / £14.39 / 15,29€ with the 10% discount.