I had a lot of fun with this game! Thank you so much! It's very cute
A downloadable Dungeon Witches for Windows, macOS, and Linux
"Dungeon Witches" is a tiny 8bit Rogue-lite RPG of the cute girls with magic of the "Home" !
「ダンジョンウィッチーズ」は、家を召喚する魔法に目覚めた少女の、小さくてかわいいローグ "ライト" な8bitダンジョン探索RPGです!
Language: English and Japanese （英語と日本語表示に対応）
Support OS: Windows / Mac / Linux (Apps & HTML5)
Dev Tool: Pyxel & Pico-8
Elle and Erity are twins who love being at home. But last night suddenly, Erity went to the dangerous dungeon alone!
The Dungeon was made by the Wizard of Legend, and now bad witches live in...
Elle can't leave her home because of fear. But the next day, Elle awakens the magic of "Home"! And Elle chased after Erity to save her, with the help of the home!
You can learn the magic of Summon Home, Rest in Home, Push home, Kick Home, Warp to Home, and so on!
You use your "Home's magic" to defeat the cute witches and familiars in the magical dungeon, to help your sister.
- A simple and speedy turn-based battle. In addition, the magic of the home can be used to create unique tactics.
- The play time of the main part will be about 1.5-2 hours. You can enjoy one story and dungeon in a short time. (There is Bonus map with the same area size as the main story.)
- This game was made by under the limitation of the 8bit-like console that called Pico-8. (Using 1 Pico-8 cartridge capacity for graphics, sounds and maps. Except text data and bonus map.)
- Clearing will give you more play options, but from the beginning you'll be free to choose your start point of play and sound test.
- From the development version, we have improved system, translation, and other elements. And we have added true endings, and bonus maps!
- 8bitローグライトRPG『ダンジョンウィッチーズ』itch ioで配信開始。汎用性の高い家魔法を使い、少女はダンジョン内でも帰宅する | AUTOMATON https://automaton-media.com/articles/newsjp/20200801-132428/
|Updated||18 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Jul 30, 2020|
|Tags||2D, 8-Bit, Cute, Dungeon Crawler, PICO-8, Pixel Art, pyxel, Roguelite, Singleplayer|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any), Joystick, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
In order to download this Dungeon Witches you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.70 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- It became a cute price.Jul 12, 2022
- Linux package (Pyxel version) is fixedMay 08, 2022
- Fixed the problem of the language selectionJan 07, 2022
- PICO-8 Cart .p8 source added!Nov 30, 2021
- Autumn Sale!Oct 09, 2021
- About Windows11 SupportOct 06, 2021
- Dungeon Witches ver.1.1 Released!Nov 18, 2020
- First sale!Nov 11, 2020
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Can anyone tell a new Linux user how to run the Linux version (specifically the Pyxel version)? I've tried a few different things, but I can't get it to start. Using the latest Pop OS.
I'm sorry, it seems that the Pyxel version of the package was incomplete and could not be executed on some of Linux.
If you are familiar with Linux operation, you may be able to solve it by typing the following command from the terminal (and enter password). I confirmed it on Ubuntu 20.04, but since it is an OS of the same type as Pop OS, it may work with a similar command.
sudo apt install libsdl2-2.0-0 libsdl2-image-2.0-0
If you don't understand the above, sorry please wait 1-2 days for us to fix and re-upload the package, or try the pico-8 version.
Congrats on the game! I find it via the PICO-8 forums. Is the source code you uploaded the full game instead of the minified version, and can we play it on a dedicated PICO-8 machine? I liked the minified version but there's a lot I don't understand and was hoping that the full version would have a tutorial and instructions to help, but wanted to check?
Thanks and keep up the great work!
Thank you, but We don't have a dedicated Pico-8 machine, so I'm not sure if the full version will work ...
Even if it doesn't work, since the full version contains explanations and stories, it is possible to play the minimum version on a handheld device after playing the full version on PC.
Can we have a source version of the pico8 ver (.p8 files)? I'd love to play on an emulator device that has pico-8 installed, but can't use the binaries.
Yes, I'll prepare it, so please wait for a while.
I've been playing since the beta version.
And the other day, I finally cleared the difficulty level "EXTREME"!
At the highest difficulty level, it takes a lot of luck and retries.
There was also an extra dungeon, and this was a map with more of a puzzle element. It seems like it's for people who have a solid understanding of how to use magic.
As far as normal play goes, there are relay points where you can use your magic to advance through the game, and if you want to try out the other modes, it can be a challenging game to break through by trial and error.
Nice work! :)
You are a really excellent player! As far as I know, it's the first person to clear the extreme difficulty level.
I also play and cleared after you. I have died more than 10 times, but I thought it was a nice difficulty level that I could most enjoy the "Magic of the Home"! Thank you! :)
Game won't run, says it "Refused to connect"
Wow! This is a super complex and cute game! How many hours have you been programming it?
Thank you for your comment!
But I didn't count the time... I can say that the below things.
- I bought pico-8 on 2019/1/25, and soon start making this game.
- Development was suspended for about 5 months
- The activities after March 2019 are roughly as shown in the image.
I did first try to make a small game as much as possible. But it's became bigger and bigger. haha...
It shows! I got to a part where the enemy was super strong (more than 50% hit) and lost motivation. The game is a little overwhelming for my personal taste so I don't think I will play it again, but you are very talented! Congrats!
I'm glad to read to your comment!
I started making this game over a year ago. It was born from the feeling of a person who loves staying at home even in normal times.
I understood from several comment that my game is difficult. Because of strength of enemy, way of control are difficult to understand. I has an idea to improve to this problem and I will try.
And translation problem annoy my head. This is the limit of my current English ability (in spite of Google Translation is already used, and I have one collaborator's advice), so I have to get someone's help or more good translation tool, more study English ...? I think that I want to anyway improvement.
This game is really cool! I'm so glad I found it. I was drawn to it mainly because of the artwork. All the characters look super adorable and the environments are really breathtaking. You say the game isn't finished, but it's really fully featured, with cutscenes and boss fights and even a save feature! Using a magic, portable house as a shield to recover your energy is a fun idea. Was this inspired by the coronavirus outbreak?
Seriously though, I have no idea how to make the PICO-8 do even half the things you managed here. Really impressive.
It's not without its faults however. Whilst I'm very thankful that you tried to include an option to play the game in English, the translation is very lacklustre. There are numerous grammatical errors, and a lot of dialogue gets mixed up to the point where I got a little confused over what is being said. This prevented me from understanding the controls properly, but I eventually figured it out.
It's also a little too difficult. Enemies hit really hard; they're impossible to predict and I over-relied on the house to the point I soft-locked the game on account of not knowing how to repair it.
But when I'd gotten used to the controls and figured out what I was supposed to do, I was blown away! It feels really good to move around the grid and smack into things; watching hordes of enemies have their attacks foiled as I sat indoors soaking in a nice warm bath was a kind of satisfaction I'm not sure I've felt in a game before.
Please keep working on it! I've included a machine translation of my comment into Japanese, if that helps at all.