From Mazes of Karradash to Project Daedalus

From Mazes of Karradash to Project Daedalus

The first two chapters of Mazes of Karradash got good reviews from the critics and from a lot of players. It would have been a logical choice to develop a third chapter of the series, another dungeon crawler with the same setting and gameplay.

Instead, we have decided to use the experience learned with MoK just as a starting point, changing the atmosphere, rules and so much more.

Project Daedalus will not be Mazes of Karradash 3. The gameplay is much deeper, the fantasy setting has been replaced by a horror theme and the topics covered in the story will be much more mature. It will be a darker game.

Undoubtedly many of the features of MoK will also be present in this new dungeon crawler, such as perma-death and the ability to gradually improve any new characters by unlocking new weapons, better attributes and more.

And then there is the one that maybe is the biggest difference: Project Daedalus will be available for Windows PC, so expect a full CRPG this time.

The Art Style of Project Daedalus

Project Daedalus will have a gameplay inspired by classic Dungeon crawler RPG from the 90s (like Eye of the Beholder and Dungeon Master), but the style will be unique.

Every enemy and every wall, door, chest and object will be a little artwork. Instead of using a 3D artist, the game will feature a digital painter, Gaetano Carlucci, that will create every illustration.

A enemy from Project Daedalus

As you can guess looking at this "rat", the atmosphere of the game will be quite creepy: you are living in a nightmare and every enemy or object is "corrupted" by your fears and your anguishes.

With the progress of the levels, reality and nightmare will be mixed more and more, and all environments will become darker and more disturbing.

Further details about the graphics in the next updates.

Recap - What we are working on

In these weeks our work focuses on two main projects.

On the one hand we have Karradash - The Lost Dungeons, an Action Roguelike that will be available from September on Steam for Windows PC. It is a spin-off of "Mazes of Karradash" and will be much more action-oriented as it is not a turn-based game.

In addition to this imminent project we are working on a new title - now known as Project Daedalus -, also for Windows PC. It is a first person dungeon crawler but it will not be part of the "Mazes of Karradash" series: despite the similarities in gameplay you will notice that atmosphere and setting of the two games will be very different.

For now, we can say that Project Daedalus will be a creepy game with a horror plot and mature content.

Project daedalus enemy