Zorbus Direct Download
A TRADITIONAL ROGUELIKE Zorbus is a fantasy-themed, tile-based, turn-based, traditional roguelike game. Your goal is to delve deep into a dungeon, find a portal to a mythical place called the Zorbus, where a mere mortal can ascend to demigodhood. You can recruit other creatures along the way so you don’t have to adventure alone. Being a roguelike game, Zorbus creates the dungeon randomly so that every played game is slightly different. The game uses permadeath, meaning that when a character dies, it really is permanent, and the player must begin a new game. You can save the game, but the save file is deleted when loaded. Zorbus does not have item identification or a hunger mechanic. A LIVING DUNGEON Thematically Zorbus draws influence from the late 70s and early 80s tabletop D&D campaigns, adventures and lore.
The game tries to create a dungeon which feels alive, eventful, and rich in content. Something more than just empty rooms and corridors. Diversely shaped levels with themed content (throne rooms, prisons, hidden treasure caches, etc.) with good connectivity between the areas. The dungeon denizens act intelligently, fight each other, flee when threatened, and try to gather their friends to overcome a threat. Most creatures can use items, and can also pick them up from the dungeon floor. Creatures are not silent either, but comment on things with speech bubbles. The dungeon has dynamic lighting. There are light sources as dungeon furniture and in the hands of creatures, and these both can be lit and unlit. Some creatures have darkvision. Creatures react to light and sound.
RPG RULE SYSTEM The rule system for the game is slightly influenced by the d20 system used in the 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Zorbus has experience levels but no character classes (race is selected). On each level up, you point buy skills and talents (mostly combat maneuvers and spells). CONTROLS & UI Keybindings are configurable. Mouse control is supported, but is not ideal for playing the game. A game controller can be used. The game has a targeting system, making it very easy to use ranged attacks or talents. Usable items and talents can be assigned to quickslots. Display size can be configured. You can play in windowed mode or fullscreen and with 32×32-, 48×48- or 64×64-pixel tile graphics or ASCII characters. The font can be changed, and text size can be adjusted.
Being a roguelike it leans heavily on procedural map generation, which despite being based entirely on prefabs, does a great job of creating an environment very reminiscent of a tabletop DnD campaign, with strongly themed rooms, various events, creature vs creature combat, other roaming adventurers, factions… there’s a lot going on. So much so that it can feel pretty overwhelming (and deadly!) when first starting out, but learn a few basic tips (for example via the book included in the opening room) and you’ll be fine. There are no classes, but you do pick a race, distribute abilities, and earn XP to pick skills and talents, creating your own class as you see fit. There are sources of XP other than combat, but they aren’t enough to support a full character, so dungeon murder it is. You can rest up between fights to regain health and stamina, but enemies tend to come fast and hard, forcing you to eat into your consumables in the most challenging instances, even if you’re performing well. But hey, that’s what consumables are for, consuming! Do it, don’t die the classic RPG-OMG-I-had-a-billion-elixers-in-inventory death!
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Any
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Storage: 300 MB available space
- Click the Download Here button above and you should be redirected to GamesDatabase.
- Wait 5 seconds and click on the grey ‘download now’ button. Now let the download begin and wait for it to finish.
- Once the game is done downloading, right click the .zip file and click on “Extract to” (To do this you must have 7-Zip or winrar, which you can get here).
- Double click inside the Zorbus folder and run the exe application.
- Thats all, enjoy the game! Make sure to run the game as administrator and if you get any missing dll errors, look for a file named All In One Runtimes.exe run this and install it.