Dandy Dungeon’s online service has been ended on Dec. 20th, 2018.
Thank all the players very much for playing.
* English and Japanese text only.
* This game is free to play! However, you’ll probably enjoy it more if you buy a Duck and a Pako!
• Screen: 960×640 or larger
■ Who is “Yamada-kun”?
Yamada-kun is a salaryman who, every night, develops a videogame alone in his apartment. In his videogame, he is a brave, successful hero experiencing trials and thrills within various retro-pixel-arty, chiptuney dungeons. He is the star of his own game. Also, he is the star of our game(, which you should download), which depicts his life, and also contains the entirety of his game.
Yamada-kun (Age 36) is a salaryman working as a programmer at a major game publisher.
His job sucks.
Deep into every night, alone in his apartment, he works on his own game.
One day, the Chairman fires Yamada-kun!
Unemployment strengthens Yamada-kun’s game-making resolve: the Evil Chairman will be the final boss!
He falls in love with Maria-chan next door — he might as well put her in the game, too! It probably won’t even be creepy or weird at all! She can be the princess, and he can rescue her. It’ll be such a simple game — a tale of pure love.
Yamada-kun is excited to make his game.
We are excited for you to play our game, which is about Yamada-kun making his game. Please play our game, within which you will also (make and) play Yamada-kun’s game.
■How to play
To clear a floor of a dungeon, use your finger to draw a path between the entrance and the exit.
Along the path, the Hero (that’s Yamada-kun (that’s us (that’s you))) will encounter monsters, treasures, traps, and obstacles. The path you choose determines what you encounter, and when.
The Hero moves along the path, battling in real-time. Use whatever items you’ve brought in your Item Bag to heal, attack, defend, and keep the Hero alive.
Clear floors with a path covering all squares of the 5-by-5 grid for a bonus!
Clear entire dungeons for big rewards!
Get stuff! Get tough! Help Yamada-kun make a videogame in which he rescues a princess who looks exactly like the girl who lives next door to him, except in the game her hair is blonde instead of brown (“Original Character”)!
■Use your head: use items
You need to carefully consider when and how you use items.
Some items attack faraway enemies; some items attack all enemies.
Some enemies have special skills and / or movements.
Respect your items. Your items love you. Understand when, where, and how to use them.
It feels good to plan ahead.
■Upgrade your weapons!
Let’s be honest: you can’t have an adventure without sometimes accidentally acquiring treasure, items, armor, and weapons. They’re lying around all over the place!
Complete a dungeon to keep the treasure you earned.
Use treasure to upgrade your weapons and armor little by little. It’s like cooking, except your weapons and armor do the eating.
Power up equipment to be stronger when you enter a dungeon again. (You start at level 1 every time you enter a dungeon. Yamada-kun is 36 years old: that’s the sort of game he likes.)
Equip matching items to uncover a wide variety of fine, dandy, and sometimes idiotic equipment sets.
How high can you power up a piece of equipment? What materials work best with what equipment? We’re not going to lie to you: the answers are “real high, sometimes” and “uhhh there’s a lot of materials and you can play this game in the bathroom, so please experiment with whatever”.
■Who will love “Dandy Dungeon”?
■Who will love “Dandy Dungeon” *a lot*?
・People who like to lol
・People who think it’s funny that someone made an RPG about an avuncular unmarried unemployed man who lives alone making an RPG by himself
・Dungeon crawler fans
・Pixel art fans