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Tuesday, August 14, 2007


As the title hints, Generic Slash: Dismal Depths is a simple action-RPG with a battle system much like the one found in Square's Mana series. Hack at enemies to make them yield riches, then grab it to barter for more HP when standing on tiles with a yellow swirling symbol.

Name: Generic Slash: Dismal Depths
Developer: Alex May
Category: RPG
Type: Freeware
Size: 5MB
Direct download link: Click here

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15 Comments:
Blogger haowan said at 8/14/2007 12:47:00 AM:  
Thanks for the up, Tim!

Please note that to run this game you'll need to install the Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework and the SDL.NET installer included with the game.

The game was made in 26 straight hours for the 3DP competition so it's very rough around the edges :)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/14/2007 01:16:00 AM:  
You had me at mana series.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/14/2007 07:11:00 AM:  
SDL.NET? What nonsense is that? O_O

Anyways, downloaded this the moment I saw the screenshot :D Made me think it was a Roguelike with decent graphics and Zelda-like gameplay. Let's see how well it meets up those expectations.
Blogger haowan said at 8/14/2007 07:25:00 AM:  
Don't expect much!
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/14/2007 07:32:00 AM:  
How do you barter for HP on the swirling yellow circle?
Blogger haowan said at 8/14/2007 07:36:00 AM:  
Just stand on it. If you need health then you will pay for it automatically. The further down the dungeon you go, the more expensive it gets.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/14/2007 09:24:00 AM:  
Haowan: I'm afraid you're right not to expect too much of it. I tried the game, but it crashed before it started. Just got the game's Windows frame, then it crashed. I installed the SDL.NET framework and, just to make sure I had it, .NET 3.0. Still gave that crash.
Blogger haowan said at 8/14/2007 09:39:00 AM:  
Hmm, don't know then dude - try reinstalling the SDL.NET framework after having installed the .NET 2.0 framework?

It's a real bummer though, sorry if you can't get it to work :(
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/14/2007 10:15:00 AM:  
Still nothing. In the command prompt, it says it can't use SDL_image.dll. Aside from that, my comp's now crapping itself. I tried rebooting again, but still craps itself >_<
Blogger haowan said at 8/14/2007 10:17:00 AM:  
Oooh, dear. I don't want to be responsible for computer death >_<

What are your specs?
Blogger haowan said at 8/14/2007 10:18:00 AM:  
Actually if you just want to email me then we can do this by email.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/14/2007 10:46:00 AM:  
I wouldn't go as far as computer death. Just got to have a look at a few things, or it might be that it was setting some settings after the reboots or so. If things are needed, I can still reinstall everything from scratch. Did that recently, so not a big loss, except in time ;) Anyways, let's continue this bug thing through email. Will keep this site clean of further off-topicness
Blogger Devlin said at 8/14/2007 11:11:00 AM:  
This is pretty good for 26 hours work.
Graphics are nice and chunky and it's got a good bit of gameplay for a slash-em-up :)
Blogger captain said at 8/14/2007 11:40:00 AM:  
Its a simple game, nice if you like diablo like games.

The biggest problem with the game is variety. I walked down to depth 50.. and the last 20 rooms are just the same red goblin thingies over and over again. Maybe if you gain levels or whatever then other enemies show up but like this its boring.
Blogger captain said at 8/14/2007 11:40:00 AM:  
Its a simple game, nice if you like diablo like games.

The biggest problem with the game is variety. I walked down to depth 50.. and the last 20 rooms are just the same red goblin thingies over and over again. Maybe if you gain levels or whatever then other enemies show up but like this its boring.