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10 Best NEW Dungeon Crawler Games of 2021

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After a new dungeon crawler gameplay experience for 2021? You’re in luck as we have listed down a few games that we think you should keep tabs on. In this list, we have some great dungeon-crawling video games that are either out now, in early access, or anticipated by fans hoping to see the title make some kind of a launch within the 2021 calendar year. We don’t have these games ranked in any particular order as most of these titles have yet to make it out into the market. With all that said, here are a few new dungeon crawlers to get excited about in 2021.


#10 Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

Fans of the Dungeons & Dragons IP will have a new video game to play later this month called Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance which is an upcoming third-person action RPG set as a spiritual successor to the Baldur’s Gate series. So far we know that this title will put players into the Icewind Dale region where you’ll get four playable characters, Drizzt Do’Urden, Catti-brie, Bruenor Battlehammer, and Wulfgar.

Here you’ll battle against all sorts of dark and sinister monsters in search of new gear or unlocking abilities to further tweak your character. If you’re playing this game as a single-player experience then you’ll get the ability to swap around the different characters. Meanwhile, the online game mode component will allow players to work through the game with up to four players. Currently, players can expect Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance to hit the marketplace on June 22, 2021.

#9 Demeo

Deemo is a game that players can pick up and play right now, but this is a VR title so you’ll need to ensure that you have the compatible headset and hardware to run the game. Players can expect more of a traditional style of board game experience. You’ll get to overlook the world your character models are within while rolling a dice, selecting various cards to use attacks, and best of all you’ll be able to go through this game with a group of friends.

With the coronavirus health pandemic pretty much stopping the ability to connect with friends locally, having this option to gather around and play a classic tabletop RPG adventure virtually is a great alternative. As mentioned, this video game is already available and you can dive into it with an assortment of headsets such as the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, to Windows Mixed Reality.

#8 Fight Knight

Fight Knight looks to be quite the interesting dungeon crawler experience. It’s a game that looks like the old retro age of first-person dungeon crawling as you venture around dark corridors only to face a variety of monsters. However, rather than being turn-based, this is an action real-time combat game. After gaining its funding through Kickstarter, Team Sorcerobe has been working hard to deliver this game into the marketplace and we’re hoping to see it launch at some point this year, 2021.

With that said, the narrative is centered around a mysterious tower that emerges from the ground. During the process it consumes not only the land around it but the people that were in the land, transforming them into twisted creatures. While the tower can quickly vanish and reappear in different areas, it’s soon discovered just when and where the tower will appear. This has prompted foolish treasure hunters to enter the tower in hopes of finding loot. You’re just another knight looking to gather the goods from inside the tower.  

#7 The Unliving

The Unliving is an upcoming title that doesn’t have a specific release date outside of sometime this year. In this game, you’re not the hero looking to seek treasure and loot from the dark underground but instead a Necromancer who is using their abilities to raise an undead army. You’ll find that this is a rouge-lite action RPG where you’ll command your army to attack the land of the living as you claim your land. However, there will be other powerful monsters that will challenge you along your journey which means having to take your undead forces into battling hostile beasts alongside man.

If someone or something happens to get the best of you, then you’ll simply die and rise again. Again, we’re not entirely sure just when we can expect this game to hit the marketplace, but this is one title you’ll want to keep tabs on throughout this year or throw it on your wishlist in Steam to get the alert on when it’s available.

#6 Spark in the Dark

Spark in the Dark is an upcoming atmospheric dungeon crawler that has players going into a dark dungeon that was crafted up thousands of years before man. With little information about what lies inside outside of ancient stories, players step into an adventurer that will embark on a journey to see just what’s inside the dungeon and face against the sinister creatures that await inside.

Outside of being a visually gloomy atmosphere, the game offers procedural generation. This means that every time you’ll play there is a new layout, different locations for loot and enemies as well. Players will also have plenty of lore to read up on as they uncover different books and notes left within the abyss. Again, the developers have not stated just when we can expect this game to hit the marketplace, but this is another anticipated dungeon crawler that we’ll need to keep tabs on through this year.

#5 Corepunk

Corepunk is a bit different from some of the other games on this list as it’s an MMORPG with dungeon crawling elements. Within the title, players are crafting up a character and dropping into an open world just waiting for players to discover. There are plenty of quests to partake in, dungeons to clear, and bosses to battle. Footage of the gameplay looks appealing, but we’re having to wait for this game to come out into the marketplace. With that said, there is a closed beta planned for August of this year so we might get a bit more footage showing up online as to how the game handles at the moment.

This is a game that the developers are claiming to be flexible with character customization as well. While there are standard archetypes for character classes, it seems that players can tweak and make the necessary upgrades to give your character a bit more of a unique role or style. When Corepunk finally hits the marketplace, players can expect it to be available for the PC platform. Of course, there’s always the chance we’ll see this game get supported on other platforms in the future.

#4 Last Epoch

Another game we would like to mention is Last Epoch. We know this game came out in 2019 through early access, but it’s slated to release from early access this year so we will see the game receive the full launch and from there continue to get supported with a series of updates. This is an action RPG title that’s a bit like Diablo and Path of Exile.

If you haven’t started playing this game through early access then this is a title that has been receiving a pretty well-received response from fans. There’s plenty of quests, loot, and upgrade pathways to make here in Last Epoch. However, at the time of writing this, there is only single-player content available. That’s not going to be something that fans will have to endure forever as this year there is a multiplayer update coming to the game.

#3 Project TL

Project TL is a game that we’ve been waiting on for a long while now. This title was first announced back in 2011 and we’re still waiting on it. It’s also a game that’s been the subject of a reboot in development, but this title first started as Lineage Eternal. Chances are we won’t see this game release in 2021, but we’d like to at least make mention of this game if you’re looking at upcoming titles. Project TL is still slated to release as an upcoming MMORPG. However, we’ll still be keeping tabs on this game, much like quite a few other eager fans waiting to try the title out.

#2 There Is No Light

There Is No Light is an upcoming dungeon crawler hack and slash game that’s been described to be a bit of a Souls-like gameplay experience. In this title, human civilization had long collapsed but was rebuilt up deep underground. Now society bows and obeys a god known only as The Great Hand. This gnarly beast will show up to the society of humans and grab up select newborns to take back into its lair.

You’re playing the role of a man simply looking to get his child back and as a result, you’re venturing to an area that’s never been attempted before. Here you’re looking to open the gates, get your child, and make a daring escape. Of course, the game is full of hostile monsters, loot, and gameplay that will adapt to the actions made throughout the campaign. For now, There Is No Light is slated to release in the third quarter of this year.

#1 Path of Exile 2 / Path of Exile Expansions

Path of Exile is a massively beloved MMORPG that was released back in 2013. With a ton of content updates and expansions, the development team over at Grinding Gear Games is looking to make a big change to the game with Path of Exile 2. Existing alongside the origins campaign, the new Path of Exile 2 update will bring a seven-act storyline along with new classes, engine improvements, and a new skill system. With this new storyline act, we have Wraeclast being corrupted once again as mankind fights to take over as power.

Since this game is so beloved there are plenty of eager fans waiting to dive into the title but we’re not entirely sure just when this game will be available. The development team hasn’t made the official announcement regarding its release but has made note that a beta for this game might not hit until 2022 so there’s a good chance we’re not going to see Path of Exile 2 become available to play until next year. With that said, there are still new expansions for Path of Exile that came out this year which should help pass the time. Although if you’re just getting started in Path of Exile then you’ll have more than enough content here to keep you satisfied until Path of Exile 2 launches.

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Blind Fate: Edo no Yami for PS5, Xbox, PC, PS4, & Switch Shows Off Stylish Gameplay in New Trailer

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Developer Troglobytes Games revealed a brand new trailer of its upcoming action game Blind Fate: Edo no Yami.

We get to see a really stylish mix of gameplay and cutscenes, including a skill tree that lets us unlock new ways of bring destruction upon our enemies.

You can check it out below.

Blind Fate: Edo no Yami is coming this year for PS5, PS4, Xbox (which I imagine means Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox One), PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Below you can read an official description. You can also watch another trailer and a look at its enemies.

“Welcome to the New Edo period, a dark era ruled over by cyborgs and merciless machines!

You are Yami, a blind cyber samurai in service of the Shogunate meant to protect civilians from monsters and bloodthirsty robotic abominations. It is your duty to bring the Shogun’s justice to the wicked by carrying out your master’s orders without question and eradicating all of his adversaries.

Set out on a thrilling journey across an exotic world where outlandish landscapes are inhabited by bizarre robots and the most frightening creatures from the Japanese folklore.

Cut a path through the darkness with your deadly katana and the shots of your devastating hand cannon to discover a startling truth that lies beyond the confines of the visible realm.
Look deeper and you might find roots of unexpected evil in the heart of shadows…”

  • The Way of The Samurai: Yami is a samurai demon hunter. Following the path of an honorbound warrior, it is his duty to not only destroy his master’s enemies, but also protect civilians from bloodthirsty robotic abominations.
  • shadows in Motion: Continued survival will require you to learn to detect danger using sounds, vibration, and heat emissions. Heed your senses and strike at your foes when they least expect it!
  • Weapon Combinations: The thin blade of your katana and the heavy hand cannon perfectly complement each other in combat: alternate lightning-fast strikes with incinerating firepower to destroy anything that stands in your path.

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Facebook shares details on the next phase of its in-headset VR advertising across the Oculus platform

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June 16, 2021 – Last month, Facebook announced that it was starting to test ads in the Oculus mobile app to give developers a new way to showcase their virtual reality (VR) applications. Today, the company has shared a look at the next phase of its VR advertising exploration by sharing a small test of in-headset ads.

Today’s ad experiment announcement is simply a test with a few apps, beginning with VR game Blaston from Resolution Games, as well as a couple of other developers that will be rolling out over the coming weeks. However, Facebook stated that once it incorporates feedback from developers and the community, it will provide more details on when ads may become more broadly available across the Oculus Platform and in the Oculus mobile app.

Facebook stated that its primary focus at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is to bring more people into VR, advance the consumer experience, and make progress on its longer-term augmented reality (AR) initiatives. The company is also exploring new ways for developers to generate revenue, which forms a key part of how Facebook is ensuring it is creating a self-sustaining platform that can support a variety of business models, as well as helping it continue to make innovative AR/VR hardware more accessible to more people. 

Oculus ads will follow Facebook’s advertising principles, the first of which is “build for people first.” Therefore, the company is including controls that allow people to manage the ads they see, hide specific ads, or hide completely ads from a specific advertiser. Users can also access more detailed Ad Preferences from any ad via the “Why am I seeing this ad?” interface. 

The company noted that the addition of ads on the Oculus Platform doesn’t change its privacy or advertising policies. While testing ads in Oculus apps, Facebook will get new information like whether users have interacted with an ad and if so, how—for example, if they clicked on the ad for more information or chose to hide the ad entirely. Outside of that, Facebook’s ad testing doesn’t change how a user’s Oculus data is processed or how it informs ads, according to the company.

Some key points to note with regards to the data that Oculus uses:

  • Information processed and stored locally on a headset is not used to target ads (e.g. raw images from device sensors, weight, height or gender information);
  • The company currently has no plans to use movement data to target ads;
  • The content of conversations on apps like Messenger, Parties, and chats or voice interactions is not used to target ads. This includes any audio the microphone picks up when using the voice commands feature.

For a full breakdown of Oculus privacy settings, users can visit the Privacy Center here.

For now, Facebook states that it is currently investing in unobtrusive ads as a new way for developers to build businesses. Plus, it is also exploring new ad formats that are unique to VR, although the company is not quite ready to test them yet.

Facebook commented in a blog post: “While this is an early test, we’re excited by the opportunity to open up new revenue streams for developers and as a result, broaden the type of apps and content on the Oculus platform. A more profitable content ecosystem is a critical step on the path to consumer VR becoming truly mainstream. And that’s something we think is worth celebrating.”

Although it is not likely that Oculus users will necessarily be “celebrating” the inclusion of ads into their VR experiences, one can’t really be surprised that the company is making this step, given that Facebook’s business model is built around targeted advertising based on user data.

For more information on Oculus from Facebook, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Facebook

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Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.

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Facebook shares details on the next phase of its in-headset VR advertising across the Oculus platform

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June 16, 2021 – Last month, Facebook announced that it was starting to test ads in the Oculus mobile app to give developers a new way to showcase their virtual reality (VR) applications. Today, the company has shared a look at the next phase of its VR advertising exploration by sharing a small test of in-headset ads.

Today’s ad experiment announcement is simply a test with a few apps, beginning with VR game Blaston from Resolution Games, as well as a couple of other developers that will be rolling out over the coming weeks. However, Facebook stated that once it incorporates feedback from developers and the community, it will provide more details on when ads may become more broadly available across the Oculus Platform and in the Oculus mobile app.

Facebook stated that its primary focus at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is to bring more people into VR, advance the consumer experience, and make progress on its longer-term augmented reality (AR) initiatives. The company is also exploring new ways for developers to generate revenue, which forms a key part of how Facebook is ensuring it is creating a self-sustaining platform that can support a variety of business models, as well as helping it continue to make innovative AR/VR hardware more accessible to more people. 

Oculus ads will follow Facebook’s advertising principles, the first of which is “build for people first.” Therefore, the company is including controls that allow people to manage the ads they see, hide specific ads, or hide completely ads from a specific advertiser. Users can also access more detailed Ad Preferences from any ad via the “Why am I seeing this ad?” interface. 

The company noted that the addition of ads on the Oculus Platform doesn’t change its privacy or advertising policies. While testing ads in Oculus apps, Facebook will get new information like whether users have interacted with an ad and if so, how—for example, if they clicked on the ad for more information or chose to hide the ad entirely. Outside of that, Facebook’s ad testing doesn’t change how a user’s Oculus data is processed or how it informs ads, according to the company.

Some key points to note with regards to the data that Oculus uses:

  • Information processed and stored locally on a headset is not used to target ads (e.g. raw images from device sensors, weight, height or gender information);
  • The company currently has no plans to use movement data to target ads;
  • The content of conversations on apps like Messenger, Parties, and chats or voice interactions is not used to target ads. This includes any audio the microphone picks up when using the voice commands feature.

For a full breakdown of Oculus privacy settings, users can visit the Privacy Center here.

For now, Facebook states that it is currently investing in unobtrusive ads as a new way for developers to build businesses. Plus, it is also exploring new ad formats that are unique to VR, although the company is not quite ready to test them yet.

Facebook commented in a blog post: “While this is an early test, we’re excited by the opportunity to open up new revenue streams for developers and as a result, broaden the type of apps and content on the Oculus platform. A more profitable content ecosystem is a critical step on the path to consumer VR becoming truly mainstream. And that’s something we think is worth celebrating.”

Although it is not likely that Oculus users will necessarily be “celebrating” the inclusion of ads into their VR experiences, one can’t really be surprised that the company is making this step, given that Facebook’s business model is built around targeted advertising based on user data.

For more information on Oculus from Facebook, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Facebook

About the author

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.

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Steam Fest Next Launches, Includes Over 700 Free Game Demos

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The Steam Next Fest, a week-long digital event that will offer players access to hundreds of free game demos, is now live. The event will run from June 16th – 22nd and offers “over 700 demos for the newest upcoming games across all genres from teams all over the world,” according to Valve.

To promote Steam Next Fest, Valve has released several trailers showing off demos of some of the features games. These trailers are marked by genre, with a trailer for RPGs, Strategy titles, Puzzle games, Platformers, Adventure games, Action games, and so on.

The Steam Game Festival originally started as a spin-off of the 2019 Game Awards. It would return in March, June and October of 2020, and most recently, in February of this year. Xbox also has a similar offering, known as Xbox Summer Game Fest, which is running until June 21st.

You can watch the live stream for Steam Next Fest below:


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