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Dicey Dungeons, a new game from the creator of Super Hexagon, has a release date

You may know indie designer Terry Cavanagh for his bastard-hard antigravity platformer VVVVVV, or you may have cursed his name while playing the twitch-reflex avoid-em-up Super Hexagon. Either way, he's a designer worth watching.

His latest game is Dicey Dungeons, in which heroes have been transformed into cute walking dice by Lady Luck, then trapped in her mutating dungeon full of monsters. It plays kind of like a cross between Yahtzee and Tharsis. 

Your attacks and abilities all require certain dice rolls to activate—for instance, one of the characters is a thief who can use even numbers to pickpocket enemies, and stab them with a dagger using any die that comes up 1, 2, or 3. But you've got a number of rerolls, splits, and other tweaks you can apply to your dice to mitigate the pure randomness.

It looks pretty neat, and it'll be out August 13 on Steam and itch.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.