Dungeon of the Endless, a tower defense, roguelike adventure game, is coming to the iPad this summer, according to Touch Arcade. The well reviewed game was originally released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2014, and it has been compared to FTL: Faster Than Light.
In Dungeon of the Endless players assume the role of survivors of a prison spaceship who have crash landed on an alien planet. To escape the planet players must explore randomly generated levels while defending themselves from various creatures. The roguelike game features turn-based play where players control several different characters, each with different stats and abilities. The game also includes tower defense elements as players must protect the generator of their crashed ship. Here's the original trailer for the Windows and OS X release:
Here's the official background story:
A few hundred condemned criminals were being shipped to the Auriga system on board the prison hulk “Success”. While this was presented as a chance to earn back their place in society by working hard for the common good, they understood that in fact they would be slave labor, sent to colonize an unexplored planet. All they knew about Auriga Prime was what the probes told them: It had water, temperate zones, plant life, and plenty of metals in the crust."
"In fact, the planet Auriga once hosted a major settlement of the galaxy-travelling ancestors known as the Endless. In addition, the planet was still orbited by a functioning (and well cloaked) defensive system, which sprang eagerly to life upon the arrival of the Success. Within a few minutes, the ship was nothing but a few large chunks of metal falling toward the planet."
"Every set of holding cells also functioned as an escape pod, so the ship let itself disintegrate and the surviving prisoners fell bruised but (temporarily) alive and (momentarily) safe to the planet below. Safe, that is, until they realized that they had crashed through some sort of facility of the Endless, down to a sub-basement so deep and ancient it might as well be called a dungeon…”
Amplitude Studios plans to adapt Dungeon of the Endless with touch screen controls for the iPad and release it to the App Store later this summer. The iPad version will also include the "Deep Freeze" and "Bookworm" DLC. You can learn more about Dungeon of the Endless by visiting the official website
Dungeon of the Endless is available now through Steam, starting at $12.99 for the Pixel Edition.