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You were not the chosen one.

No prophecy foresaw the unleashed chaos and many died.
You are a ghost, a lost soul wrought from your body.
And yet, the man who captured your soul saved your life too - as you too will soon save others.

Many years ago, the lands turned dark around Mount Anaias as a maestrom of chaos was summoned there; towns were destroyed, cities were besieged and chaos ruled the land.
Many were called to defeat this terrible evil as an enraged beast-army rampaged the lands. Champions arrived with powerful weapons, magickal artefacts, chosen prophets, powerful charms, big axes, tiny time prisms, a dragon companion, even working close enough to Lord Chaos so as to betray them - they all failed.
For years after, there was nothing but desolation as the kingdom collapsed and the people and beasts disbanded into tribes.

You are Theron, student to the departed Grey Lord. At the time of the cataclysm, the Grey Lord protected your soul, even though he could not save your body. Only now has he been able to approach you and offer you the power to embark on an epic quest.
Granted with the power to raise four lost champions, your assembled team must find the fabled Firestaff deep inside the Dungeons of Mount Anaias to defeat Lord Chaos. On the way, you will learn as much of the Champions as you will of the Dungeon Master.

Seek balance. Bring the world back to life. Win.


Features:
- all 14 levels of the original 1987 classic dungeon-crawler
- many secret areas and hidden levels!
- incredible soundtrack from many contemporary game musicians
- all 24 original characters from the Dungeon Master game
- 7 additional brand new playable characters
- all new artwork, replicating the original game-world
- tutorial to showcase all features
- 9 extra quests to discover atop Oracle Mountain!
- detailed world-map illustrating origin of champions
- original backstories to all original game characters
- discover the secret of Lord Chaos
- ...why did the beasts join Lord Chaos?
- ...why didn't Lord Chaos have the Firestaff?
- ...why is Gothmog so mysterious?
- ...and why is Tiggy so outrageous?

Learn all the secrets to know all the answers...


Beat it once in three hours,
become Dungeon Master in a week.


VIDEO PLAYTHROUGH

DM FORUM

Latest Blog

Update v1.02 added - new kid's mode implemented.

Minor issues fixed, credits properly updated and additional of two extra characters, Troll and Fairy.

These characters can be picked up at the very start, before you enter the Dungeon: they are super-powered and this allows younger players to enjoy the game as well.

v1.02 Non-RTP

v1.02 RTP 'standalone' version

NB: This update should not impact any current save-games you may have.

FYI: the .exe files have been replaced wint .zip archives instead, due to complaints that .exe was failing to unpack correctly. thanks
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author=- all 14 levels of the original 1987 classic dungeon-crawler

Oh this makes sense! I was just thinking how this game looks like a classic PC rpg from god-knows-back-when! Really awesome. I actually love the feel that era games had.
author=orange-
author=- all 14 levels of the original 1987 classic dungeon-crawler
... I was just thinking how this game looks like a classic PC rpg from god-knows-back-when! Really awesome. ...

Thankyou for the interest! Yes, ths project is a faithful remake of the original FTL 1987 game.

Dungeon Master
Thanks for the interest! :) a download will be available soon.
Played the hell out of the original first on Atari ST, then later DOS. Let's see how well it holds up after 30 years.
So did I - and it was an epic game:
Disclaimer - this is NO replacement, just think of it as a quirky little mashup and that'll ratchet down expectations enough for me to be comfortable! :)

You love the original?
Check out: Playing original Atari ST version on DOS

or even one of the homebrew versions, like this:
List of homebrew versions

there exists a whole catalogue of 18 years of fan-made dungeons to go explore!
some of the stuff they have there is really worth checking out:
they have the whole history of the game, past interviews, magazine scans, very silly threads, etc.
author=b0yflea
So did I - and it was an epic game:
Disclaimer - this is NO replacement, just think of it as a quirky little mashup and that'll ratchet down expectations enough for me to be comfortable! :)

You love the original?
Check out: Playing original Atari ST version on DOS


I've still got the SoundBlaster version for DOS somewhere. The ST version was a load time monster, as I recall.
author=lestat3179
I've still got the SoundBlaster version for DOS somewhere. The ST version was a load time monster, as I recall.
Yes, the Atari ST version did take a while to download - which is probably why they allowed you to save anywhere: [long standing debates on this: eg: (http://www.dungeon-master.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=24670])

So for me, save anywhere spoils DM as now (in emulation), reloads are instantaneous. And so, to make it interesting, in my fan-game, specifically put in save checkpoints on the game map: make the player work for it. :)

For me, the problem I always had on ST was not the game, but the dodgy mouse port! Two ST FMs I had, both had iffy mouse ports after a few years... still, loved the original on ST: and now planning to play again using CSBwin (CSBWin)

I should probably come clean and admit that I put in several hundred hours playing the sequel on the Sega CD, too. You haven't lived until you've tried to play Dungeon Master with a game pad. lol
Is that the Sega Theron's Quest...? If so, I only tried it a bit - it is very hard to control with gamepad, but am considering it as something to do on my Android phone while I commute :) - there seems to be many version so f this game, found out the Saturn had a version too...
author=b0yflea
Is that the Sega Theron's Quest...? If so, I only tried it a bit - it is very hard to control with gamepad, but am considering it as something to do on my Android phone while I commute :) - there seems to be many version so f this game, found out the Saturn had a version too...

It didn't have a subtitle in the release I played, but subsequent releases and/or releases in other markets may have added one. The Saturn release is a new one to me. I'll have to look into it, since my Saturn is still alive and well.

Heres the wikipedia article on the DM2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Master_II%3A_The_Legend_of_Skullkeep

edit: Theron's Quest appears to be the Turbografx/PC Engine version. DM Nexus for the Saturn seems to be Japanese only, which would explain why it slipped under my radar.
Thanks for the link! - I have never played DM2, though I did almost buy a physical copy a few years ago. Sadly all my original Atari ST games are long gone: but I can still play emulated, and have dabbled in DM2 briefly thanks to a fan-made emulator (there are many fan- dungeons I've played however, and some real tough ones are still being made)



Awesome! I've had a hankering to play the old classic lately, but maybe I'll just wait for this one.
Thankyou for your kind words! Hope you enjoy it!

As a taster, have started to put together some videos for this:

Hey, even if you never get a chance to play this incarnation, by all means do check out the originals: I strongly recommend going to the original DM-Forums; there you can find the original games in a variety of downloadables, and the forum hosts are ever so nice too.

DM Forum
Could just use the first person scripts/system that is out there... just saying.
Is this like a sequel to dungeon master on the SNES?
author=MarkusT
Could just use the first person scripts/system that is out there... just saying.


Is there a first-person script? Interested to know where that exists, though I am toying with the idea of a 'mode7' view for this game...

author=MarkusT
Is this like a sequel to dungeon master on the SNES?


I'm not sure how faithful the SNES version was to the original Atari ST version, however they seem the same: this game is a remake of the original 'Dungeon Master' - so if you are familiar with the SNES version, then yes, you should find something familiar in this version - though I have added bits here and there to make it interesting.

for full original version details, here is a good place to look: DM Wiki
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