Play cards! Kill monsters! Level Up!
Dream Quest is a roguelike deckbuilding game inspired by the likes of Ascension, Magic: the Gathering, and Shandalar. Explore randomly generated levels as one of 13 classes in short, 30 minute, sessions. One floor might find your wizard in the crypt, another your warrior underwater, and a third, your assassin stalking a volcanic wasteland. As you progress, your characters earn achievements, each making your future runs a little easier or more interesting.
Combat is a card game. Your abilities are a deck of cards that you develop as you gain power. For example, a thief starts with a handful of Slice cards and a Backstab, but can learn defensive moves like Dodge or powerful finishing moves like Coup de Grace. Carefully choosing which cards to add to your deck is the heart of the game: wise choices will find you slicing through monsters while poor ones will leave you tripping over your own two feet.
•14 different classes, with wildly different play styles
•Over 300 cards, ranging from the defensive Kick and Armor to the devastating Meteor and Curse of Doom
•More than 70 monsters carefully catalogued in the Bestiary as you encounter them
•Infinite replayability – easily 50 hours to see the majority of the content
•No In App Purchases – the price of the game is the price of the game. Everything is unlocked only by playing.
Reviews of Version 1.0 have been fantastic! Examples include:
"Don't be fooled by its simplistic stick-figure art – Dream Quest brings together roguelike dungeon-crawling and deckbuilding to create a truly unique challenge"
"This game is really one of a kind. The mix between rogue-like and cards is really well done...Kudos to the dev for such an innovative and challenging game"
"If you can get past the simplistic graphics, you're looking at a very interesting, strategic game. I've already lost a few hours to it - the kind of hours where you wonder where the time went. Outstanding game!"
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Update for iOS 11.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Best card roguelike on iOS
This game, as you will be able to tell by every single other review, does not look pretty. However, the quality and design of the game’s substance is absolutely amazing. It has such a huge variety in how it plays out and the choices that you can make in each play through that it is seriously hard to get bored of it even after a hundred hours.
Each class has many many different ways it could play out, there is a vast pool of cards such that you will probably never come close to having the same deck twice by the last floor.
And then you have the Professor class. Oh my, ever since unlocking this guy (which you can specifically choose to do fairly early if you want to, but for me it was only unlocked accidentally after playing for a few dozen hours), the game feels like a truly creative sea of cards and choices.
The professor has the exclusive ability to copy cards from enemies’ decks... permanently. If you have played the game, you know that the cards enemies have could be devastating in a well built deck. Planning around what cards you might find, might steal, who might show up and counter your deck unless you do this or that... the scope and depth of the gameplay is nothing short of immense. Could not recommend more, even if it was ten times the price.
It's not pretty... But...
There are a lot of pretty games out there and this is not one of them. There are a few solid gameplay games and this is, most definitely, one of them! You won't beat this game in a single sitting, each death gets you a little further - opening up rewards for achievements/talents/new characters that will help along the way. You'll also refine your gameplay, learning how to tackle whatever the random dungeons can throw at you. You'll start to plan how you can make the cards that are available work for your chosen character and get really excited when you find a monastery that'll let you delete cards from your deck. And you'll keep coming back for more. All this for the price of a cup of coffee!
TL:DR - Not Pretty... But Pretty Perfect.
If you like slay the spire, buy this!!
Okay, I looked at this game after everyone recommended it as the best mobile deck building rogue lite, and I was like... nope, it’s too ugly. I don’t usually prioritise graphics but this is too much to ask of me.
Then I bought it, and three hours later I’m addicted as if I was playing slay the spire. The graphics do what they need to immerse you and then you’re hooked.
So if you are like me and are completely put off but love this type of game and especially if you like slay the spire, you just have to get this. £2.99 is a steal.
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- Peter M Whalen
- 162.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2014 Peter Whalen
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