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Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Descend at your peril!
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Descend at your peril!
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Descend at your peril!
9,639 backers pledged $313,337 to help bring this project to life.

Happy <3 Day: A Postcard of Love, Add-On Extra Game Copies, Class Recap and HOUNDMASTER Art


 Show Your Love by Adding-On Extra Game Copies!

Many of you have been asking about the ability to add-on extra copies of the game, so you can purchase copies as gifts for friends, or to help friends who don't have a credit card.

Good news: you can!


  • Extra copies of the game can be purchased for $15 (game only) or $20 (includes early access).
  • When you make (or adjust) your pledge, add the appropriate amount of money but KEEP YOUR SAME REWARD TIER SELECTION.
  • After the campaign closes, we'll send you a survey, and you can indicate what you intended to use your extra $ credit for.
  • For example, if you are pledging at the WANDERER tier ($20) and wish to add on 2 extra copies of the game, you would pledge for $60, select WANDERER. After the campaign, in the survey you would indicate that you wanted 2 extra Early Access copies (for $20 each).
  • When the game releases (Early Access or final release), you'll get the number of Steam Keys you pledged for!

Simple as slaying giant, stress-inducing maggots!

Hero Recap

We've got a huge list of hero ideas, and thanks to your support, we're able to start adding them to the game.  You may have read about different hero concepts in our anecdotal descriptions of gameplay - some have made it off the wish list and into the production schedule, while others remain, lying in wait for their chance to join the fight!

Currently we have the following heroes confirmed for the game:

  • Plague Doctor
  • Crusader
  • Vestal
  • Highwayman
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Leper
  • CLASS REVEAL on GAMETRAILERS.COM  - coming within the next day!
  • Mystery Class - HINT: "Why so serious?"
  • Mystery Class - ??? 
  • Mystery Class - HINT: He's worth his weight
  • Mystery Class - ??? 
  • Lord Tier Class Design - Even we don't know yet!
Reinforcements have arrived!
  • Houndmaster ($90k Stretch Goal)!
...and more are on the way!
  • Stretch Goal 175k Hero #1
  • Stretch Goal 175k Hero #2

Our First Fellow Kickstarter Shout-Outs!

Darkest Dungeon is succeeding partially because of the many people who have been so kind to share the news and spread the love. This is our first chance to pay it forward!

What Tyler's Backing:

OUTERLANDS is a 6-episode documentary about video games and videogaming culture. AND, it's make by and features some of the most ardent videogame culture enthusiasts and activists around. They have hit their goal, but today is the LAST DAY of the campaign. Worth your look!

What Kelvin's Backing:

OLYMPIA RISING is a charming, Kid Icarus-like pixel platformer set in Greek Mythology. They are also on their last day, and could use extra love to give them more budget to realize their vision. Check it out!

Until Next Time, Keep Those Torches Lit!

And let's hope the next update is about smashing that $175k Stretch Goal!

--The Darkest Dungeon Team

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    1. Mark Winnington on

      Loving the Hellion and some of the tactical camping issues that promise to arise between the straight-laced "Holy" classes (Vestal, Crusader) and the wilder ones... Sure, they might make a great combat team but nobody gets any rest at night! ;) And I continue to enjoy the art, which really evokes some of my favourite comics (Mignola's Hellboy series and spin-offs).

      Just wondering though, will there be multiple "portraits"/faces for each character class? Is there a chance of genderswap versions (except for the vestal... maybe)?

    2. Zombra on

      Did I mention that the Hellion is brilliant? It's great to see sources of stress that come from within the party itself. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I play P&P games, the other party members usually cause a lot more problems than the monsters.

    3. Michael Riser on

      Oh, and thanks for offering the option for add-on copies. I may end up picking one or two of those up, depending on friends.

    4. Michael Riser on

      Nice! Hellion looks great, and love the art for the Houndmaster too. I'm really curious as to how he's going to operate, and the mechanics of the hounds themselves. I'm a big dog lover.

    5. Zombra on

      Hey, the pitch said OVER a dozen classes! You only listed 12, not including stretch goals. There should be at least one more Mystery Class on there. Just saying.

    6. Martin Desgagnés on

      I would love a cultist class that can turn ennemies against each other... The Demonologist, perhaps?

    7. Martin Desgagnés on


      We now have The Hellion, from the Gametrailers featurette.
      "Why so serious" is a no-brainer: The Jester (bard class).
      "Worth his weight"... I'll put my money on "The Treasure Hunter" (merchant class)

      This game is getting awesomer everyday!!!

    8. Antonio Ortiz on

      @Michael I noticed it too...we need to give a big sized thank you to our Lord fellow : )!

    9. Michael Zautner on

      Noticed someone just got the Lord teir. Neat, now I can stop trying to talk myself into getting it. Wonder what sort of class they'll have in mind.

    10. Blessed on

      The wallpaper is good

    11. Ahmad Khan on

      Had a chance to watch the original british house of cards, good stuff.
      John: fire a quick message to the developers at contact me.

    12. Antonio Ortiz on

      I always thought abou thte Houndmaster wearing a cap or something covering his face...but this design is even better : D!

      @John Schiavo made a good point; having pledge for the aventurer tier, would be neat to be possible to add adventurers copies (even if it´s expensive to put 49$ for copy)

    13. John Schiavo on

      I asked this question in the main comments, but I fear it will get buried.

      Any chance that we would be able to add on Digital Deluxe games? We have basic game and early access game options, but not the deluxe version with the exclusive class.

    14. Marc Aranha on

      Class feature is up on :) Enter the Hellion. She's scary and glorious. Wonder if she'd like the Plague Doctor's leeches...

    15. Quentin Westcott on

      @ Creator Tyler Sigman. Hello! Looks like 600x90 is roughly the common size.

    16. Bryy Miller on

      Was expecting something more in-depth, but the reveals are cool.

    17. Bob Mabry on

      Great art for the Houndmaster! Proud to have him battling darkness for us. Can't wait to learn more about the upcoming classes!

    18. Jeremy Jones on

      Amazingly psyched for this game, guys!

    19. Blessed on

      How about releasing the Mighty 1100 avatar? It is for promotional purposes after all

    20. Blessed on

      May I suggest slightly bigger than typical avatar sizes? Maybe 200 x 200? Rectangular portraits are also good. Users can easily downsize / crop it as needed.

    21. Jörn Huxhorn

      Great artwork!

    22. cryptoshadow on

      The Houndmaster looks so cool!

      That's what I love with this game. All the classes are original and I'll have a hard time to choose the ones I'll use in my party! Damnit, they're all so great and they're still so many new heroes awaiting to be revealed...

    23. Tyler Sigman Creator on

      @Quentin That is a _great_ idea! I'll get working on it this weekend. What are the typical sizes that work?

    24. Quentin Westcott on

      Can we get some embedded graphics that we can put in forum signatures? That way we can promote this project on a variety of forums!

    25. Michaeljack on

      Why so Serious? oh yes, you already mentioned a Jester...cant wait to see your take on this class! if the quote is anything to go buy its going to be awesome