Dark Heart Dungeon is a dungeon crawler for those who have never played a game in the roguelike genre before.
It avoids lengthy reading and the necessity of background knowledge, and requires no previous experience, designed to be picked up and played by anyone.
Simple, Yet Thoughtful
The game features play that is straightforward to consider - moving, attacking, or interacting - and requires players to make simple decisions with goals in mind.
Controls are as simple as possible, with the 4 basic directions of motion determining all action.
Start Shallow, Become Deep
Designed to be played without a tutorial, Dark Heart Dungeon attempts to teach through trying, not explaining. Each type of enemy has a different mechanic that players must learn and understand in order to proceed through the game without being eaten alive, or worse.
Theme, Not Theatrics
Dark Heart Dungeon is exactly how it sounds, dark. With that in mind, the game does not include jump scares or horror. It does include spiders, though.
Trying to be thematic without being too serious, Dark Heart Dungeon is mostly designed for quick play sessions, where you can resume where you left off and play as little or as much as you have time for. Each individual level is fairly quick with enough space to offer interest, but not so much as to delay or draw out the game.