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Dungeon Keeper

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Also known as:
  • Dungeon Keeper: Evil is Good (tag-lined title)
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Publisher:
Category: Real-Time Strategy
Year: 1997
More details: MobyGames
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Violence: !This game includes violence
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DOSBox: Supported (show details)

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File File type File size
keeper.zip
executable: KEEPER/GO.BAT
Non-playable demo
MS-DOS
14,383 kB
(14.05 MB)
dkdemo.zip
includes installer
executable: setup.bat
Playable demo
Windows
12,730 kB
(12.43 MB)

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NOTE: This game has a native Windows version.

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  • Image by Bullfrog Productions
  • The Deeper Dungeons (image by Bullfrog Productions)
  • Image by Bullfrog Productions
  • Image by Bullfrog Productions
  • Image by Bullfrog Productions
  • Image by Bullfrog Productions
  • Image by Bullfrog Productions
  • Image by Bullfrog Productions
  • Image by Bullfrog Productions

Description (by Bullfrog Productions)

All Bullfrog games have been widely acclaimed for their recreation of a realistic environment which allows the player to immerse themselves in the game playing experience. Now Dungeon Keeper has taken the recreation of a world one stage further with the most intelligent population ever to exist in a computer games world.

In Dungeon Keeper you are cast as an evil dungeon keeper and have to fight off attempts by heroes to defeat your evil empire and steal your ill gotten treasure. You have at your disposal an army of imps to take care of dungeon upkeep and maintenance and a host of evil creatures who will chose to form an alliance with you so long as you have money and power.

It is these creatures who display the most sophisticated artificial intelligence yet. The imps will act on your commands to dig for gold and tunnel out your dungeon but if they have no orders from you they will clean the dungeon, build strong impenetrable walls to defend it and decorate the dungeon.

The evil creatures exhibit an astounding amount of personality. They will choose the best place in the dungeon for their lair, skeletons like to live near corpses , while spiders like dusty corners and vampires also prefer to be away from the light. Once they have found a place they like they will decorate it to make it their own. These evil beings display a wide range of emotions, if they are hungry they will hunt for food and kill other dungeon inhabitants if necessary. If another creature encroaches in their living space they will attack them, if they think that your powers and bank balance are waning they will leave your dungeon. The dungeon keeper can exert his influence over the evil creatures with the use of magic spells and so can call creatures to battle and move them from place to place.

Several other features have been added to the game, these include the ability to tunnel your dungeon out of rock. In the course of this you may discover a seam of gold, which can be mined, secret pre built rooms housing evil creatures or maybe even another rival dungeon keeper.

But don't get so distracted with all of this to forget that those pesky heroes are determined to stamp out your evil empire and steal your gold. They will also be trying to tunnel into your dungeon.

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