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Colmen's Quest is a turn-based fantasy RPG. You play as Colmen, an aspiring monster hunter, who is on a quest to unveil a dark threat that haunts the village of Valkirk. You will explore Valkirk and its villagers, descend dusky dungeons, fight monsters and eventually collect a bunch of loot and treasures.

The game is inspired by classic Hack & Slays like Diablo and turn-based RPGs like Rogue's Tale or Stoneshard, however it's not a roguelike game.

The game is not finished yet and and what you can play is a demo of the first ~2 hours. You can support development by giving feedback. See development section below.

Current features

  • Retro pixelart look
  • Fully turn-based
  • Story & quests
  • NPCs for trade and gossip
  • Progress your character with stats and new equipment
  • Choose from currently 16 very different skills
    • From melee knockback over permafrost stuns to summoning minions
  • No classes - you can mix skills and stats the way you like it
  • Not a roguelike game
    • You can always 'Save & Quit' and start again in the village. Your character progress is also saved every time you switch between levels.
  • Currently 8 enemy types with different skills
  • Procedural generated dungeon levels
    • Please note that in the current demo the dungeon layouts will not change on new games. This is for debugging reasons.

In development

The game is currently in development. What you can play in this demo version is the beginning of the game including the first 4 dungeon levels and a couple of quests. It will take you about 2-3 hours to finish - depending on your experience with such kind of games.

PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK on how you like the game overall, what you think about the difficulty, whether you have ideas for quests, skills or gameplay improvements... I'm really looking forward to read it all! The game can only get better with your support.

What you can expect in future releases

  • Improved inventory management
  • More story content and quests
  • More locations
  • More skills and maybe even a different skill progression system
  • More enemies and combat variety
  • ... your ideas and suggestions!

Please leave a comment below or message me: play@colmensquest.com

You can also follow me on Twitter: @coldi


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

game-win32-ia32.zip 71 MB
game-linux-x64.zip 78 MB

Development log


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I loved playing that demo, can't wait for more levels, NPCs and quests. I really like the sound of those goblins, it's quite fun. The big Ogger at the end was giving me a hard time ;) Love the fact that you've been updating the game all the time. Keep up the great work. <3

Really loved the demo, very good implementation of the transition from free walking to turn based battles. Looking forward to the full release!

I wrote my love of Colmen's Quest of D&D about it recently on my blog which is longer but here is the basics: "It was exactly the game I’ve been looking for without even knowing I was looking for it... I would highly recommend giving this demo a try and let him know how much you appreciate his old school turn-based dungeon crawler, they are in short supply nowadays." Funny to quote yourself, but yeah, I agree me. I want everyone to find, play, and support this demo so it will get made into a full game. It shows real promise.

Wow, thank you so much for mentioning the game in your blog post along with all those other amazing indie games: http://www.turnbasedgamer.com/turn-based-demos-id-play-that-edition/

I haven't seen it until now :)

I start the demo and couldn't leave the game until the end. It's amazingly fun, and have a pixel art style that is haunting and beautiful. I recommend this to everyone, it's very solid for a demo, and it's gonna be and amazing game!

Thank you! 😊

Really enjoyed the demo so far, excited to see how the game develops! Definitely recommend anyone to give it a go, really fun gameplay and some really nice pixels

I love this game and will definitely  be playing more ;) 

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Thanks for posting! I had the best 10 minutes watching a random dude playing my game for the first time :)