Darke Dungeon

by Shadowdarke
Fantasy action adventure with boundless possibilities! Each server can be a unique customized world. [More]
To download this game for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Shadowdarke.DarkeDungeon##version=3

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:


Version 0.2 Beta
Date added: Jun 9 2001
Last updated: May 18 2013
Last played: Jul 21 2023
312 fans

[Extras] [Bonus features]

Waiting List

Only Windows users can play this game. If you have an emulator, you can join the waiting list to be informed when a new server is ready to play.

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Constructive criticism is welcome :) Drop me your ideas, complaints and suggestions in the forum.

  • 12 elements form 4 trinities of elemental interactions.
  • Dozens of status effects are available and many more are in the works.

  • All items may carry an element and a status effect, though several items do not invoke elemental and/or status attacks.
  • Set traps made from nearly any item, including spells.

  • Infinite persistent dungeons may be researched to explore. Flexible random dungeon generation creates limitless maps for players to explore, but if they choose to come back to an interesting place later, it will still there.
  • Subscribers may own personal and clan estates and spend their money to build them any way they desire.
  • Unused dungeons will automatically be purged on a time scale determined by the server host.

  • Tame critters to make them loyal pets that will grow in power and experience as they do your bidding.
  • Summon critters to command for a short time.

Unique Worlds
  • Server hosts have control of a wide variety of settings to tweak the game experience.
  • Game Masters can create new and unique critters to populate dungeons and even allow any of them as player character races.
  • Game Masters may design unique items for their server and make them an integral part of their Darke Dungeon world through the item prototype system.

  • Multiple input methods (keyboard commands or mouse actions) for commonly used commands.
  • Low clutter HUD display may be positioned where you like it.
  • Turn command panel(s) on and off.
  • Select your preference of 4 movement styles.


Wamwamb: (Feb 6 2020, 8:14 pm)
Just posting here to say that its a shame parts of the game are no longer really accessible. I'd love to just leave up a server using GM if possible, but the game doesn't seem to work through Dream Daemon anymore and the old Game Master site has been offline for years.

I hope Shadowdarke pops up again at some point and maybe makes it possible to host and fully customize servers again at some point.
Alitron123: (Jun 22 2013, 11:44 am)
I found some sort of go-around for this, I hosted private and then shut it down and hosed public without closing DD.
Shadowdarke: (Jun 8 2013, 9:07 pm)
Yes, it says unconfirmed still because the DD hub is down until Tom and I can figure out what exactly broke, but you should be able to host. I had a restriction built into the code that if you could not contact the hub within 10 sessions or so, you couldn't host. It was a bad idea on my part and I have removed that in the latest version.

I gave you the membership hoping it would help with your hosting problem, but then I realized what the heart of the issue was. Enjoy your membership!
Cowdogs: (Jun 7 2013, 7:06 pm)
Ok so I'm a member AND have a gm subscription and I cannot host with dream daemon, and when I host normally it says its unconfirmed with darke dungeon hub. >.<
Cowdogs: (Jun 7 2013, 4:46 pm)
Though somehow I am now a byond member..so I probably won't have trouble hosting maybe. But still when I had my GM subscription I couldn't host ='(