Roguelike RPG Legend of Dungeon launches on Steam today

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Indie action RPG Legend of Dungeon launched on Steam today, capping a move by the game through the Greenlight program towards its eventual release. Beyond the game's colorful art style, LoD's randomized dungeons and single-player permadeath mechanic point to an interest in chaos and unpredictability.

"You and up to three companions are looking for treasure and glory in a dark flickering dungeon full of deadly," report the developers on the game's official website. "Legend has it there is a massive treasure all the way down on the 26th floor. Your quest: get the treasure, and make it back alive. Which you won't, you'll die..."

A roguelike beat-em-up, the husband-and-wife development team RobotLovesKitty found inspiration for LoD in the pixel art of Sebastian Van Hijfte, according to the developers' official website. But as we learned in peak at the game's browser demo last year, it took a move to Kickstarter to get the project off the ground.

In addition to the $10 LoD's single-player flirtation with deadly treasure hunting, you can also tackle the dungeon's 26 floors with a few friends through local co-op play on the same PC with multiple controllers. Check out the game's new live-action trailer below to see if it lives up to its mantra of "Expect anything. Die anyway." A video with what looks like an excellent flaming Minotaur—and a bit more in-game footage—can be found here.