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Tunnel Of Doom

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Digerati Distribution
Developer: Antti Vaihia
Release Date: Q2 2021

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'Tunnel Of Doom' (ALL) Announced, Accepting Open Beta Sign-ups - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2021 @ 5:42 p.m. PST

Tunnel Of Doom is an easy-to-pick-up action rogue-lite that combines real-time tower defense with melee and ranged combat gameplay.

Tunnel Of Doom  is an action rogue-lite hybrid that mixes tower defense with melee and ranged combat gameplay. Randomly generated, every run is different as you guide Angel on a quest to rescue her husband. Gather resources, discover perks, and use what you find to battle waves of monsters.

Tunnel Of Doom takes place in 1903 at Goldcrest, a small mining town. Due to an unknown incident, the mayor has shut down the mine until further notice. With her husband trapped inside, Angel enters the mine to investigate and search for survivors. Little does she know, hordes of ghoulish creatures are lurking in the darkness…

Tunnel Of Doom  is the second game from Helsinki-based developer, Antti Vaihia. After finishing work on his previous project, a 2D arena shooter called Gun Bombers, Vaihia was desperate to start on something new: 

"My debut title left a void in my life. I needed another fix to feed the addiction. Luckily, I stumbled upon a tweet from Jan Willem Nijman (Vlambeer) about simple random level generation," explains Vaihia. "After toying around with this mechanic, I started to imagine the kind of game it could inspire. Sticking with the mining theme of my previous game I set forth to put my own spin to the rogue-lite scene. It's been a blast. Cheers to you Jan!"

PC players will be able to try Tunnel Of Doom before its launch, thanks to an upcoming open beta, which is scheduled to run 29 Jan - 1 Feb. To participate in the beta, players can sign-up now.

Key features

  • Set Traps: It’s you against the hordes! Boost your chances of success and survival by strategically positioning cannons and barricades before battles begin.
  • Gather Resources: Smash lamps. Destroy crates. Blow up rocks. Search the mine for materials that can be used as makeshift weapons or ammunition for traps.
  • Weapon Combat: If your revolver or rifle ammo is running low… improvise! Throw rocks or glass. Swing your pickaxe. Break out the TNT. Do what it takes to avoid being mobbed by the monsters!
  • Find Perks: Better traps. Improved weapons. More resources. There are 50 perks to discover, each offering an array of stat boosts and gameplay tweaks.
  • Randomly Generated: The layout of the mine, perks, and monster battles change with each new game, meaning every run is different! 
  • Dream Mode: Escape the mine to unlock this new, endless challenge.

Tunnel Of Doom will launch Q2 2021 on PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (backwards compatible with Xbox Series X/S).


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