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Shattered Pixel Dungeon
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Developer(s)Evan
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Shattered Pixel Dungeon is a Roguelike RPG, with pixel art graphics and lots of variety and replayability. Every game is unique, with four different playable characters, randomized levels and enemies, and over 150 items to collect and use. The game is simple to get into, but has lots of depth. Strategy is required if you want to win!


This game is based on the freely available source code of source code of Pixel Dungeon. It began as a project to improve on the original game's quirks, but has since evolved into a separate game, with many unique features.

ShatteredPD includes:

  • High replayability: Randomly generated levels, enemies, and items. No two games are the same!
  • 4 hero classes: Warrior, Mage, Rogue, and Huntress. Each hero has a unique playstyle.
  • 8 subclasses: Successful heroes can refine their skills to become more powerful.
  • 5 distinct dungeon regions: each with their own enemies, traps, and quests.
  • Over 150 different items: including powerful wands, rings, weapons, and armor.
  • 50+ different enemies, 30 different traps, and 5 bosses to test your skills.
  • Unique artifacts, which grow in power as you use them.
  • Updates, with new content roughly once a month.

ShatteredPD is a 100% free game. There are no advertisements, microtransactions, or paywalls. An optional donation to support the game unlocks a couple of fun extras, but these are entirely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay.

Find an issue with the game? Have a suggestion? Then contact me! This game is a solo project, so the feedback of players is invaluable in improving the game. You can contact me at Evan@ShatteredPixel.com (My ability to respond to emails in languages other than English is limited.)

ShatteredPD is available in multiple languages thanks to support from the community. The translation project is hosted here: https://www.transifex.com/shattered-pixel/shattered-pixel-dungeon

ShatteredPD is open source software under the GPLv3 Licence. You can find the current source code here: https://github.com/00-Evan/shattered-pixel-dungeon

Classes Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Classes

While no new classes have been added to Shattered PD, it has made some tweaks to a few of the existing classes. The Mage and its sub-classes have received the biggest rework in v0.3.0, with a slew of minor and major changes. Both the Rogue and the Huntress have seen some more subtle tweaks to help them fill their niche roles better.

Weapons Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Weapons

Shattered PD has several new and reworked weapons compared to vanilla Pixel Dungeon.

Tier-1 Edit

Tier-2 Edit

Tier-3 Edit

Tier-4 Edit

Tier-5 Edit

Artifacts Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Artifacts

Artifacts are a new feature exclusive to Shattered PD and any variants that use Shattered PD at their core. Artifacts offer the Hero/ine new or enhanced abilities such as the ability to steal, enhanced regeneration, and so on. Artifacts also work outside the existing enchantment progress; each artifact has certain requirements that need to be met to grow in power.

Artifacts share the same "accessory" slot as rings; this means that you can equip at most a total of 2 of any rings and/or artifacts in your possession. Artifacts in your inventory cannot be used (with the exception of one feature of Lloyd's Beacon), nor do they recharge or grow in power.

Wands Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Wands

Wands received a large overhaul in the 0.3.0 update. Only a small handful of the original vanilla wands remain, though the effects of the removed wands tend to remain in some form within the new wands (or artifact, in the case of teleportation). Even the remaining wands have been tweaked in some way.

All wands now have a unique sprite, allowing the player to identify the type of wand it is on sight; however, the player will no longer be able to identify either of the level and max charges of a wand just by zapping it (though it will still be fully identified with enough use) unless they are a Mage. Wands now have a 30% chance to be cursed now, which can lead to... interesting results!

Rings Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Rings

Like many items from Vanilla Pixel Dungeon, rings have also received an overhaul on their effects. Some rings have been stripped from the game (though their effects are generally transferred into other items such as artifacts), and a handful of new ones are now available. Even the rings that have carried over into SPD have been balanced, with either tweaks to their effect, or a general toning down for some of the more powerful rings (i.e. Evasion and Haste).

Rings share the same accessory equipment slots as artifacts, meaning the Hero can have equipped at max a combination of 2 rings/artifacts at a time.

Curses Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Curses

Curses are now less severe in Shattered Pixel Dungeon than in vanilla Pixel Dungeon. In exchange for not causing cursed items to be degraded and less effective than an uncursed variant, cursed items now have other negative effects that vary from curse to curse, making them more annoying than game-ending. Curses are now harder to remove from the Hero's gear, for the Scroll of Remove Curse will only remove a curse from a single item. This means that the Hero should probably identify the item they want to use the scroll on, just to make sure that it is indeed cursed. Scrolls of Remove Curse can be bought at each shop, so the Hero should not have to deal with a curse for an extended period of time for the most part.

Missiles Edit

Main article: Missiles

Missile weapons have been overhauled, with a few new missile weapons along with a new durability mechanic being added to the game.

Fruit Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Plants

Heroes/Heroines who chance upon gardens or get lucky while trampling grass, may come across a new plant: the Blandfruit. As the name implies, the fruit from this plant is pretty unexceptional, and will barely do anything for your Hero/ine on its own.

Blandfruit can be cooked with a Seed in an Alchemy pot to make a magical food. All resulting foods fill hunger to full.

Seeds Edit

As of version 0.2.2a, three new seed types have been introduced.

  • Seed of Dreamfoil - Anything stepping on the plant will fall asleep. If the Hero does so and is not starving, s/he will be refreshed. For alchemy purposes, the associated potion is Purification.
  • Seed of Stormvine - Anything stepping on the plant will receive the Vertigo debuff. Note that this does not release clouds of gas the way Dreamweed does. For alchemy purposes, the associated potion is Levitation.
  • Seed of Starflower - It's very rare compared to most seeds and gives the new Blessed debuff, increasing stats in battle. For alchemy purposes, the associated potion is Experience.


Mob Changes Edit

All Shattered mob information (barring spawn data) can be found here(courtesy of Zrp200)

Prison Guards Edit

A new enemy has been added to the Prison!

Prison Guard
Prison Guard
Once keepers of the prison, these guards have long since become no different than the inmates. They shamble like zombies, brainlessly roaming through the halls in search of anything out of place, like you!

They carry chains around their hip, possibly used to pull in enemies to close range.

Each Prison Guard has a 1-time use chain that cripples you as it pulls you to it. This chain cannot pull things into chasms or onto identified traps.

Stats
Health 40 Accuracy 14
Armor 8 Evasion 10
Damage 4-12 Experience 6
Location
Floor Min # Spawned on floor  % of floor mobs
7 1 16
8 2 14
9 3 13
Drops
Item Odds
Leather Armor +0 128
Mail Armor +0 114
Scale Armor +0 170
Plate Armor +0 1280
Potion of Healing 6−D48

Traps Edit

Main article: ShatteredPD Traps

As of version 0.3.1, 23 new traps have been added to the roster of possible ways the dungeon itself is happy to kill you, with slight tweaks made to some of the existing traps from Pixel Dungeon.

Glyphs and Enchantments Edit

Main article: Shattered Enchantments

Glyphs have been adjusted; they are no longer hinderances, but rather add elements that help the player in indirect ways. The most outright harmful of the glyphs are now curses.

Weapon enchantments have also been adjusted somewhat.

Quests Edit

Sad Ghost Edit

The Sad Ghost has a few new baddies that it may want your Hero to avenge for it. Along with the Fetid Rat (which has been graphically reworked), Heroes can now be pitted against the cunning Gnoll Trickster, or the hardy Great Crab! All of these bosses have mechanisms which emphasize using the environment to your advantage; something I hope to help new players get a feel for. Lastly, the Dried Rose quest has been removed, it was too simple and added nothing to gameplay.

The miniboss that your Hero fights seem to depend on which depth the Sad Ghost appears.

  • Depth 2 - Fetid Rat
  • Depth 3 - Gnoll Trickster
  • Depth 4 - Great Crab

Fetid Rat Edit

Spd-fetid-rat
Fetid rat
Something is clearly wrong with this rat. Its greasy black fur and rotting skin are very different from the healthy rats you've seen previously. Its blood red eyes make it seem especially menacing.

The rat carries a cloud of horrible stench with it, it's overpoweringly strong up close.

Dark ooze dribbles from the rat's mouth, it eats through the floor but seems to dissolve in water.


Stats
Health 20 Accuracy 12
Armor 2 Evasion 2
Damage 1 - 4 Experience 4
  • Compared to a Marsupial Rat, the Fetid Rat has 12 more points of health, 1 more point of armor, 4 more points of accuracy, and grants 3 more experience on death.
  • Paralytic gas surrounds it, and its bites can cause the Caustic ooze debuff with a 25 % chance.
  • It is considered by the game to be Demonic, making it take bonus damage from the Wand of Prismatic Light.
    • This makes it the first Demonic enemy the player can encounter.

To defeat the rat, stand diagonally to the rat while fighting it and step away from it every few turns in order to keep out of the paralytic gas. Step in water to wash the Caustic Ooze away.

Alternatively, you can drink a Potion of Purification to temporarily become immune to the gas and fight the rat while standing in water.

Gnoll Trickster Edit

GnollTrickster
Gnoll Trickster
A strange looking creature, even by gnoll standards. It hunches forward with a wicked grin, almost cradling the satchel hanging over its shoulder. Its eyes are wide with a strange mix of fear and excitement.

There is a large collection of poorly made darts in its satchel, they all seem to be tipped with various harmful substances.


Stats
Health 20 Accuracy 16
Armor 5 Evasion 5
Damage 1 - 6 Experience 5

The Gnoll Trickster shoots different types of darts including regular, poison, and finally incendiary darts. These are based on pre-0.6.3 darts.

As of the latest update, it can be lured into melee range by going around corners, or through doors. Upon defeat, it can drop a stack of any missile weapon, barring Darts and the Boomerang, but the stack will have half the amount of weapons than it normally would.

While this enemy can be slain using ranged weapons like wands and projectiles, it is not recommended unless the wand or ranged weapon is reasonably powerful. This is because the Gnoll Trickster will shoot at you while you are attempting to attack it, and its attacks get more dangerous as they land, going from regular darts to poison darts to incendiary darts.

Blinding it using a Wand of Prismatic Light or Blindweed can also be a good strategy, for it won't be able to throw darts at you if it can't see you.

Giant Crab Edit

Giant-crab
Giant Crab
This crab is gigantic, even compared to other sewer crabs. Its blue shell is covered in cracks and barnacles, showing great age. It lumbers around slowly, barely keeping balance with its massive claw.

While the crab only has one claw, its size easily compensates. The crab holds the claw in front of itself whenever it sees a threat, shielding itself behind an impenetrable wall of carapace.


Stats
Health 25 Accuracy 12
Armor 4 Evasion 0*
Damage 1-8 Experience 6
  • The Giant Crab moves one tile every two turns, but this does not impact its detection speed or attack speed in any way.
  • It blocks all attacks that would be not surprise attacks, including magic attacks that don't surprise it.
  • To slay it, hide around corners and doors to perform surprise attacks, which are guaranteed hits. Stunning, paralyzing, burning, or poisoning it via planted seeds or traps is also effective. It will block any damage the traps would inflict, however.
  • The crab can be hit with a ranged attack upon first entering the player's vision for the first time.
  • Upon death, it drops 2-3 Mystery Meat.
  • It is otherwise identical to a regular crab, with the only stat-based difference being its increased health (25 to a crab's 15).

Sad Ghost's Reward Edit

Upon talking to the Sad Ghost after defeating the required enemy, the Ghost will ask you if you want either a weapon or armor. The probabilities of what you will get are as follows:

Tier Odds
2 50 %
3 30 %
4 15 %
5 5 %

The item has a 10 % chance to be enchanted.

Upgrade Level Odds
+0 50 %
+1 30 %
+2 15 %
+3 5 %

A side benefit of completing the Sad Ghost's quest and accepting its reward is that the Hero will gain the ability to equip the Dried Rose if and when they have one.

Old Wandmaker's Quests Edit

Wandmaker gif
Old Wandmaker
This old yet hale gentleman wears a slightly confused expression. He is protected by a magic shield.


Like the Sad Ghost, the Old Wandmaker has new quests too. The first thing that you will notice is that he has different quotes, with an additional one that's determined by the class you have selected.

Corpse Dust Edit

Somewhere on the level, a room blocked by a Barricade has spawned. Inside, there will be one or two Skeletons and many Remains, one of which will contain Corpse Dust. All Gold found in these Remains are always found in a quantity of one, and the Remains with the Corpse Dust will always spawn a Wraith.

Corpse dust
Corpse Dust
The ball of corpse dust doesn't differ outwardly from a regular dust ball. But you can feel a malevolent energy lurking within it.
Getting rid of it as soon as possible would be a good idea.

Upon picking up the Corpse Dust, the game will notify you that "a chill runs down your spine". At this point, the Corpse Dust will begin aggressively spawning Wraiths (in accordance with the table below) within your field of vision until you decide to return to the Wandmaker and complete the quest. Completing the quest will destroy all Wraiths on the current depth.

The Corpse Dust cannot be dropped or thrown.

Corpse Dust Spawn Rate
Current Number of Wraiths 0 1 2 3 4+
Turns Until Next Spawn 1 4 9 16 25

Rotberry Seed Edit

Rot Lasher
Rot Lasher
The Rot Lasher is a part of a mature Rotberry plant's root structure, and also their primary means of defence. Lashers are stuck into the ground, but will violently assault anything that gets near to them. When there is no nearby prey, they stand motionless, attempting to blend in with surrounding vegetation.


Rot Heart
Rot Heart
A Rotberry's fruit is very unique. Instead of rotting away and providing nutrients, the fruit grows, hardens, and encompasses the seed. It provides protection for the internal organs which grow inside the fruit. This giant orb is referred to as the heart of an adult Rotberry plant.


The depth with the Old Wandmaker contains a locked room. In it, there are 3-4 Rot Lashers (based on its area) covered with tall grass and a Rot Heart. Your target is to avoid the deadly Slashers and kill the Heart. However, every attack based on fire will destroy the seed and render the quest impossible. Killing the Rot Heart with a Wand of Disintegration has the same effect of destroying the seed as well as Bombs.

A good way to get past the Rot Lashers is to use a Potion of Invisibility.

Elemental Embers Edit

NewbornElemental
Newborn Elemental
Fire elementals are a byproduct of summoning greater entities. They are too chaotic in their nature to be controlled by even the most powerful demonologist

This fire elemental is freshy summoned, and is weakened as a result. In this state it is especially vulnerable to the cold. Its offensive capabilities are still great though, caution is advised.


There are four Ceremonial Candles scattered across the depth. The Hero/ine has to place (throw) them into the corners of the Ritual Marker (a 3 x 3 tile that has red drawing) inscribed on the depth in one of the rooms. A Newborn Fire Elemental will spawn (it's much weaker than the Fire Elementals in the Dwarven Metropolis stage). Once it's defeated, it will drop the Elemental Embers. The quest ends once the Embers are brought to the Old Wandmaker.

A good way to kill the Newborn is to use a Potion of Frost. The Newborn Fire Elemental levitates, so Icecap plants will not be effective unless you throw something onto them.

Bosses Edit

Goo Edit

Modified Goo
Goo gif
Goo
Little is known about The Goo. It's quite possible that it is not even a creature, but rather a conglomerate of vile substances from the sewers that somehow gained basic intelligence. Regardless, dark magic is certainly what has allowed Goo to exist.

Its gelatinous nature has let it absorb lots of dark energy, you feel a chill just from being near. If Goo is able to attack with this energy you won't live for long.


Goo is now more wonderfully bouncy than ever with a full animation update. This includes flashy new particle effects when Goo is pumping up to show what area it will hit. Additionally, its arena has been reworked to give your Hero much more room to maneuver, incentivizing players to use the environment against it! The random nature of Goo's new arena should make every fight with it a little different too. His royal highness, the Rat King, is still present, but he might be a little trickier to find.

Tengu Edit

Modified Tengu
Tengu-Shattered
Tengu
A famous and enigmatic assassin, named for the mask grafted to his face.

Tengu is held down with large clasps on his wrists and knees, though he seems to have gotten rid of his chains long ago.

He will try to use traps, deceptive magic, and precise attacks to eliminate the only thing stopping his escape: you.


Tengu is now in a new area. There's a long hallway with cells on either side and a key that will unlock Tengu's cell at the southern end of the hall. His cell is similar to the one in vanilla Pixel Dungeon, sprouting new traps each time he teleports.

Once you knock him down to about half health, he will say "Let's make this interesting," then he will teleport away. The southeast cell will become the entrance to a small randomly generated maze, and the door at the end will teleport the Hero to a new arena where Tengu will be hiding. There are no traps, but it can take a while to find him in between teleports because of all the rooms and walls that he can hide among.

When he's finally slayed, he drops the usual Tome of Mastery, and the eastern cells open into a cave which segues to the new stage.

DM-300 Edit

Modified DM-300
DM-300 gif
DM-300
This machine was created by the Dwarves several centuries ago. Later, Dwarves started to replace machines with golems, elementals and even demons. Eventually it led their civilization to the decline. The DM-300 and similar machines were typically used for construction and mining, and in some cases, for city defense.Tengu is held down with large clasps on his wrists and knees, though he seems to have gotten rid of his chains long ago.

Boss arena became more rounded. DM-300 now has immunities to terror, poison and bleeding. DM-300's drop is replaced with the Cape of Thorns.

Dwarf King Edit

Modified King of Dwarves
Dwarf King gif
Dwarf King
The last king of dwarves was known for his deep understanding of processes of life and death. He has persuaded members of his court to participate in a ritual, that should have granted them eternal youthfulness. In the end he was the only one, who got it - and an army of undead as a bonus.

Dwarf King now immune to blindness and terror, his court - to terror, poison and bleeding. King also lose his toxic gas resistance.

Yog-Dzewa Edit

Modified King of Dwarves
Yog Dzewa gif
Yog-Dzewa
Yog-Dzewa is an Old God, a powerful entity from the realms of chaos. A century ago, the ancient dwarves barely won the war against its army of demons, but were unable to kill the god itself. Instead, they then imprisoned it in the halls below their city, believing it to be too weak to rise ever again.

Eyeball is now immune to vertigo, Rotting Fist - to paralysis and corrosion, Burning Fist - to vertigo.

Ankh & Dew Vial Edit

When the Dew Vial came out, the Ankh became pretty useless by comparison, this was changed to fix that.

The Dew Vial has been nerfed:

  • The vial stills heals 100% missing HP when full, but it now heals only 5% of the Hero's Health per dewdrop. (e.g 3 dewdrops would be 15 %.)
  • It no longer auto-revives when it's full.
  • It now takes 20 dewdrops to fill it, up from 10.
  • Filling it is now much easier, as dewdrops now go straight to the vial rather than to the Hero's health.
  • The Hero will now only drink how much needed for a full heal.

And the Ankh has been buffed:

  • It can now be blessed using a full Dew Vial; a Blessed Ankh auto-revives the Hero to 25% of their max HP and will keep all other items in the backpack including additional Ankhs, but will destroy itself in the process.

Updates Edit

Updates and changes to Shattered Pixel Dungeon.

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