Desktop Dungeons will soon give you pins and needles 
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Geoffrey Tim
August 14, 2014 at 9:30 am

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You know when you spend just a little bit too long on the bog, and you get that awful, numbing pins and needles in your legs because you’re caught up reading something in a magazine? No, no you don’t because nobody reads magazines anymore.

What people do these days during their protracted bowel movements, is browse through the memetic twaddle that populates 9gag or play games on their tablets. Soon enough, the game that’ll be the cause of those pins and needles will be everyone’s favourite maths-based strategic rogue-like-like, Desktop Dungeons.

We hooked up with QCF Designs’ Danny Day and Marc Luck at Gamescom’s Indie Mega-booth, where they took the opportunity to show us the mobile, tablet-based version of their award-wining game.  It looks, as you’d expect very much like the PC version, and right now controls very much like it. It has touch-based controls, though they’re not quite as refined as you’d expect from a touch-based game. That, however, is coming.

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Beyond that, it’s the very same Desktop dungeon’s you’ve come to love – quite literally. The tablet version has full cross platform save compatibility with the Steam and browser-based versions, meaning you’ll soon be able to pick up and play the game from wherever you like.

We’re not quite sure when to expect no-longer-confined-to-a-desktop dungeons, but we are rather looking forward to it, because as far as I’m concerned, a tablet is the perfect home for the game’s minutes-long sessions. What we’re not looking quite as forward to is the temporary loss of feeling in our legs.

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  • ToshZA

    Great. Between this, Plague Inc and Limbo – I’ll never have a reason to get up. Except to charge the ipad.

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      Foolish man. WIFI charger FTW. :P

      WAIT – is Plague Inc on the iPad too?

      • ToshZA

        LOL on all mobile devices dude. :D

  • Admiral Chief Beta Tester

    MAGNIFICENT beard!

  • Admiral Chief Beta Tester

    ” full cross platform save compatibility”
    This my friends, is the future I dream of!

    • Kensei Seraph

      Now if it just had cross-buy functionality as well.
      In fact I wouldn’t mind paying extra if I could buy a version that comes with cross-buy.

      • Admiral Chief Beta Tester

        Aye, as long as you don’t cross-DRESS :P

        • Kensei Seraph

          Well now days it’s normal for a woman to wear a t-shirt and jeans so does that mean if a guy wears a t-shirt and jeans he’s cross-dressing?

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            When a woman cross dresses, its a statement… When a man does it, Transvestite! We can still say transvestite right?

      • Umar

        LOL I just said that now. that is the main thing!

    • Umar

      That is not the future I dream of. Cross-buy , that is my dream

  • Umar

    Cross-anything is the best!!
    I bought Rogue Legacy for my vita. And now I have it for PS3 and my non-existent PS4

    • Hammersteyn

      Have you beaten the remix bosses yet?

      • CAE9872

        I take it you have? I haven’t bought it yet but the damn thing keeps popping up everywhere that I may have no choice!

        • Hammersteyn

          It’s NES hard, luckily when you die you get teleported out and ca jump right back in, but Youtube the fights.

      • Umar

        Hell know, still early stages. game is clamping my balls!

        • Hammersteyn

          One of the achievements is beat the game from the start without using the architect and dying less than 16 times. Yeah, nope.

          • Umar

            Youtubed some remix bosses, holy mother!

          • Hammersteyn

            I spent most of my Saturday on the first two.

          • Umar

            Beat them?

          • Hammersteyn

            All of them. The last one in the darkness was strangely the easiest

          • Kensei Seraph

            Well that ship sailed long ago.

    • CAE9872

      100% agree – such a cool thing.

  • Hammersteyn

    Cute couple

  • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

    This is likely to make the team millions… it’s where the game should always have been

    • Hammersteyn

      I’m really happy for them, plus it puts us even more on the map.

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