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  DEPTHS OF FEAR :: KNOSSOS LAUNCHES ON STEAM
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04/24/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

APRIL 24, 2014 – Much like Theseus in the ancient labyrinth, it has been a long twisting path for the lone developer at Dirigo Games to bring his indie Greek themed rogue-like adventure to Steam, but the day has come and Depths of Fear :: Knossos is here!

To celebrate the launch, Digital Tribe is offering the game at a -25% discount from its usual price of $5.99 for a limited time. For under five dollars players will experience an entertaining journey through randomly generated levels as they dash in and out of the shadows in their quest to take down legendary beasts in ancient Greece.

The fate of Athens is in the player’s hands as they step into the role of legendary Greek hero Theseus. Offering themselves for tribute unto the corrupt King Minos, gamers embark upon a perilous quest deep beneath the city of Knossos to slay the twisted mythical beast - The Minotaur. But, before they can complete this hero's journey they must face the trials of ever-changing creature-filled labyrinths. Players must collect gold to deal with Daedalus and build up the armory whilst seeking out the mythological medallions that unlock a master sword, the only weapon known that can pierce the Minotaur's cursed flesh

  • An ever changing Labyrinth:  Each creatures’ levels are crafted to never be the same twice creating a constant state of tension of the unknown.
  • Face the Beasts of Ancient Greece:  Survive encounters against 8 immortal legendary creatures: Satyr, Cerberus, Centaur, Manticore, Griffin, Medusa, Hydra and the horror of the Minotaur.
  • Diverse Gameplay:  To survive, one must learn when to sneak through the shadows, when to run and when to engage in combat as they attempt to survive each rung down into in the darkness.
  • Knowledge is Power:  Appease the gods by finding their books and earning their favor for special powers such as lightening from Zeus, Speed from Hermes, Earth shaking might from Poseidon or the illuminating light of Apollo.
  • Build an Arsenal: Loot the labyrinths for gold to purchase 8 trusty weapons that range from Blades and Clubs to the Trident and Crossbow. Use these weapons to secure the 8 creature medallions that unlock the only weapon known that can slay the legendary beast Minotaur.
  • Challenge the Unknown:  When the adventure ends, the game has just begun. Beneath the skull a never-ending challenge awaits in the entrance of the unknown that provides countless replay value.
  • Unique & Adaptive soundtrack:  Featuring a tension-based music system, the soundtrack (recorded with mind-altering 70’s era synthesizers) adapts to your situation.
  • Steam Feature Support:  Achievements and Steam Trading Cards will be supported at launch.
Depths of Fear :: Knossos is currently available for Windows PC with the Mac and Linux platforms to follow.

Depths of Fear :: Knossos Media Assets: http://dtribe.me/DoFK_MediaAssets

Purchase on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/252570

Visit us at http://digitaltribegames.com/depths-fear-knossos/

Official Trailer:  http://dtribe.me/DoFK-OfficialTrailer

Official Soundtrackhttp://dirigogames.bandcamp.com/

About Digital Tribe Games

www.digitaltribegames.com

Digital Tribe Games is an emerging indie publisher established to service the rapidly evolving digital distribution segment of the video game industry.

About Dirigo Games

www.dirigogames.com

One-man team Phillip Wiley, exhausted by the ‘game creation by committee’ style of games by larger companies, sought out to build the games he wanted to play.