Indie Gems: Dungeon of Elements Goes Deep

Indie Gems is an ongoing feature in which we highlight indie games that are worth your time and attention. Think of this as your weekly Indie Game Playlist.


The addiction inspired by games like Puzzle Quest is frightening. RPGs and puzzlers are two of the most addictive genres known to gaming, and when combined they create a truly powerful force for obsession. Dungeon of Elements is no exception, and it merges RPG mechanics with one of the most beloved puzzle games in history: Dr. Mario. Instead of fighting illness, however, you are tasked with returning life to the long-floundering Alchemist’s Guild with your puzzle-solving skills.

Dungeon of Elements
Developer: Frogdice

Dungeon of Elements is a simple game to grasp, at least to start. You clear colored enemies by matching four of the same color together, which kills them and sometimes gives you loot such as more weapons, crafting materials, or even straight gold. In order to beat a level, you have to clear all enemies on the board. Every so often you will also fight a boss character, who can be matched with any color of pill. You gradually work your way across the Primordiax setting, eliminating enemies and gathering loot as you work towards finding new and more fantastic alchemy recipes.

That’s really all there is. If you’re into the classic puzzlers of days gone past, with maybe a little bit of dagger-stabbing and spell-slinging, Dungeon of Elements will strike all the right chords.

Dungeon of Elements is available on the developer’s website.

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3 Comments on Indie Gems: Dungeon of Elements Goes Deep

Drasoini

On October 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

I’m so glad that Frogdice is getting this kind of positive press and that people are finding out what long time members of the community have known. They produce high quality and fun games across a broad spectrum of playstyles. From their decade plus text-based RPG to the newest Dr Mario-style DoE this company has held my interest for over ten years. Everyone should at least give one of their games a shot, they’ve got something for the whole family!

Timmie

On October 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

This game oozes old school puzzle-solving and classic RPG elements. Crafting is well-done, and there are tons of content in it. From the countless monsters and their descriptions, to a journal to record your adventures. It is really one of the more intelligent games out there.

Wodahseht

On October 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I’ve been a player of this company’s games for nearly 13 years and have never counted a one wasted. For much of that time word-of-mouth has been the primary method of advertisement and that has been enough to keep things growing. It is awesome to see Frogdice hitting the public eye after all the effort they have put in over the years.

It is a sign of how dedicated they are to quality and designing for their players that so many of us have chosen to continue playing their games even in this age of nearly unlimited variety. For all of you that haven’t yet joined us: Come on in, the water’s great!