A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Dropbox mirror for when Itch.io uploading occasionally fails: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29071079/StingQuest.zip

Sting Quest is a simple Roguelike game that I made for the 2015 7DRL challenge. I had fun making it, and while it's pretty bare bones and the graphics are still rather bad, I figured I'd at least release it into the wild for people to mess with. I plan on updating it semi-frequently (I'm trying to go for at least one minor update a day for at least one month, but don't quote me on that...). Please leave constructive criticism in the comments, as they help me out immensely (I can't even count how many times comments on my Ludum Dare games have helped me improve future projects)!

Anyways, as a basic guide to the classes, snails are tanks with low speed and attack, stings are well balanced in all stats but defense, drakonians are sweepers, with good attack and speed, and grom are glass tanks with the highest attack in the game, but low everything else. There is currently no ending, with the enemies simply getting stronger and stronger as you delve deeper, for later versions I'd like to have some sort of end game, but I didn't have much time, especially with me starting 7DRL late.

Update #1 (Hotfix):

This quick bugfix fixes several issues:

Multiple OS Support: No longer needs the .bat file to run, and should now run on Linux and possibly Mac. However, this is untested, but I'm currently installing the JRE on my new Ubuntu instalation (reinstalled a couple of days ago on my old PC). If it doesn't work now, it should for the next update!

Better movement: Now you can hold the arrow buttons to move rather than tap for each tile. This major annoyance came up during playtesting and was quickly changed.

No more "empty" rooms: Another thing that came up during playtesting that was considered a tad annoying. All rooms now contain either items or monsters. Also fixed a rare bug where the player could spawn in a room with items or monsters in it.

Enemy movement now accounts for items being on spaces.

Update #2:

Sorry for update #2 being a day late. I had originally wanted to add a lot more, but I worked on the Textureless game jam instead. However, I did manage to get accessory items in as well as fixing the speed stat.

New items: Adds "accessory" items, as well as a new slot in the inventory for them.

Speed now has an effect on enemy movement.

Update #3:

Update #3 includes minor stability fixes and extra features.

Fixed bug with wait function introduced with speed fix.

Added bare bones Main Menu.

Added basic story.

Removed character select background (will be replaced with something else later, it caused a bug).

Dying in-game now gives a prompt to restart, rather than an intentional crash.

Install instructions

Being a Java game, this requires the Java Runtime Environment version 1.8.

StingQuest.zip is the up to date version.

StingQuest7DRL2015version.zip is the original submitted to the 2015 7DRL challenge.


StingQuest.zip (4 MB)
StingQuest7DRL2015version.zip (4 MB)