Over Christmas and New Years I spent time catching up on games I'd missed throughout the year. But there was one game I became totally engrossed with: Dungeonmans.
Dungeonmans is a proper roguelike, the kind filled with turned-based fighting, scrolls and horrible death. But each death isn't so bad, as loot you bring back to the Dungeonman Academy — your homebase — helps your future characters prosper with better weapons and stats.
The traditional roguelike elements mixed with a greater sense of progression — even after dying make Dungeonmans incredibly addicting. Knowing my next character will potentially level up faster and hit harder on his way just make me want to keep playing until I can trounce everything in sight with my swords and bow.
You can see how my dynasty of Garrys and Neds got on above.
Dungeonmans is available on Steam.