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TinyKeep has brought randomly generated dungeon roguelike to Linux


All the intense creature filled, #randomlygenerated dungeons, ruins and hellscapes of TinyKeep have taken over Linux gamer systems the world over. Available on Steam and other major digital distribution channels, Phigames’ intense indie #crawler TinyKeep is now available on Linux and PC at a suggested retail price of $14.99.

Linux gamers can now assume the role of a hopeless prisoner held deep in a forgotten dungeon – left to perish in the deepest, darkest cells of the keep. The nights pass by and all hope seems lost, you realize that the end is drawing near. But on one fateful day, you wake up and find yourself mysteriously free of your shackles, and in front of you lies a broken, unlocked door. There is only one thing left to do, you must now escape TinyKeep!

TinyKeep Trailer:

“We wanted to create a game that feels alive, where the dungeon‘s inhabitants have their own motivations and needs” says Phi Dinh, founder of Phigames. “For example, in one playthrough I decided to release a fellow prisoner from a makeshift wooden cell, but instead of being eternally grateful, he attempts to attack me in his crazed delirium. The noise attracted some nearby prison guards, who come rushing into the room, accidentally setting off a number of deadly spike traps. The next few minutes were absolute mayhem and chaos.”



  • Procedurally generated random dungeons. No play-through is ever the same!
  • Watch your step as it can be your last! Extremely challenging Permadeath gameplay with a Temporary Save and Quit system and Unlockable Level Selects.
  • Explore a variety of beautiful but deadly environments. From the cold slimy walls of the dungeon to the hot fiery pits of hell, TinyKeepis a visual treat.
  • Battle a variety of intelligent enemies, each one determined to make your escape as difficult as possible. Creatures work together to chase you down, flee from threats and fight each other for dominance.
  • Use traps and environmental hazards to your advantage – fire, spike pits and rotating crushers hurt your enemies as well as you!
  • Collect coins from fallen foes to purchase random player-altering Buffs that just might give you the advantage you need to make it out alive.
  • Rescue other captives to fight alongside you, but beware as you never know which ones have gone crazy trapped up in the Keep.
  • Experience 3 separate endings to the game, depending on how you play.
  • Hours of gameplay with Secrets that extend the experience – Discover secrets and weapons that can slow down time, render you invincible or provide secret saves.
  • Includes 25 new Steam Achievements, and Full Controller Support with custom remapping.


The Linux synopsis:

So now you know what TinyKeep is all about, the real question: how does the dungeon crawler play on Linux?

Exceedingly well. Graphics are sharp, controls are quick, with  integrated xbox 360 controller support, allowing the player enough time to plan attacks (usually).
And as a spoiler, when you start your adventure, your character does not have a weapon. This gives you a chance to feel out and use of the environmental elements to help defeat opponents, dodge attacks, collect gold, potions, food, and hopefully a weapon.
But do not let that fool you, take note that a Linux Game News staffer was “bludgeoned to death by an iron great sword”. Rushed by a boss who took our character by surprise. Again, keep vigilant and use your environment well. This makes a difference in your overall survival.

There is lots of re-playability in TinyKeep, those randomly generated dungeons are no joke. Having already played the title on PC, it became apparent that the change in platform meant a whole new gaming experience on Linux. And the music truly reflects that of a dungeon crawler or Indiana Jones  experience. Creating a bit of tension to your increasingly challenging gameplay. All in all, TinyKeep offers a great deal more overall value to your investment and we highly recommend it.

TinyKeep will is now available for Linux and Windows PC for the suggested retail price of $14.99 on Steam and other major digital distribution channels.


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