Indie Horror Roguelikes



Future of RLDR and related games

Hey folks, its Untrustedlife here with a bit of a major update.

I have been working on RLDR on and off Since 2014, and I appreciate your current and future support and feedback, please don’t be afraid to give feedback as it has only helped the game.

On to the news!

Due to a new project of mine which I am very excited about i have been able to rework RLDR’s roadmap to be smaller, and to focus harder on specific features. The biggest change i need to talk about is the old plans for Demonic deals.

This is a good idea in prospect but I have decided to wrap that into a new system called the Ritual system. You can now find scattered bits of rituals and can perform them in “strange circles” now as of 0.2.1 . They require ingredients and specific circumstances (for example some rituals require you “purify” yourself by only performing them at full health, or that in order to activate it you must extract blood while standing on the circle and so on and so fourth). I didn’t announce this but it is in the game now. You can also meet great entities and have them do things to you and stuff aswell so that has pretty much replaced the concept of demonic deals with what i think is a more fun system.

Another big change is that i no longer plan on an open world.

This project will no longer be planned to be open world as my new project which is in the same universe is already open world and more suited towards that.(expect info on that soon) There are other things like the idea of a randomly chosen extinct race and such, which were completely pointless and also removed. Heres the new roadmap below:

Cyan-Done Purple-Partially Done or Started


At Least 40 Runes

Mania System

At least 30 Manias

A Way to Actually win

Resolve Unresolved Story Conflict

Add Win Conditions for each class

More Varied Dungeons



Colour Out Of Space style Monsters/Trees


Mushroom Trees In Cave

Statue Realm

Cult Specific Layouts

Great Entities

This Includes cults associated to each

Ritual System

Ability to use summoning circles and ingredients/Actions to perform rituals that are given to you via lore texts

Make sure theres at least 30 possible rituals

Kelipah (Realms)

Exalandria Realm

Realmling Realm

New York Sewers Realm

Rysed Realm

Spaceship Realm

Story Kelipah

Expect me to be more active on my newly refurbished website aswell and feel free to comment on this post. One other thing you will notice, i removed the ads from my site for a cleaner browsing experience. ūüôā

Anyway Thanks for reading and i hope this is exciting for people.

Also, if you want to get access to dev builds of RLDR and other projects of mine (including the new one) you can choose to support me on patreon which will allow me to pursue my dream of being able to eventually work full time on my games. Heres to dreaming right.

Join my discord to chat about the game at!

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The Carriage Of Lost Things

The Carriage Of Lost Things


From the Diary of an unknown adventurer…

I haven’t told anybody about this, as remembering it hurts my head…

Oh diary, oh why couldn’t ¬†we have just walked away from this horrible thing, the memory of it leaves a hollow hole in the pit of my stomach and I cant get my companions face out of my head… his pale…empty… face.

My late companion and I were searching for the fabled “Golden Epel” for our dear lord Nelrissa The White. The lord ordered us to find this magic fruit by any means necessary. Apparently it was important but…I don’t know much about it. I just find things, ¬†I don’t read about them or, ¬†look into them. Anything besides their location anyway….¬†

¬† ¬† As we were traveling through the Forest Of Puppeted Plants, there was a clearing…I think it was a clearing anyway… and as we entered it suddenly music started playing all around us….oh the music…such calming music…. coming from everywhere around us…there was a carriage….yes…a ¬†carriage I think. This carriage was in the middle of the clearing with a window on it, at first the window looked empty but as we approached it a strange old lady appeared in the window and I think she said “Hello Young Adventurer” to me..or was it to my companion…not that it really matters anymore. But that music, that music got louder, ¬†though it didn’t feel like it was coming from the¬†carriage. It was just coming from everywhere…such strange music…such a strange thing to describe to anyone who hasn’t heard it…

She faced towards me and asked “Are you looking for something lost young man?” as she leaned closer to me in a strange manner, I of course answered yes and explained to her what the Golden Epel looked like ¬†and that we needed it for our lord…I also backed away a little… ¬†She simply nodded her head and said “So you find things…I find things too, lost things, are you looking for something lost?” I of course answered yes, for it was lost in this very forest. She then…I think, though my memory is getting fuzzy as we speak…proceeded to say again that she “Finds lost things.”, and was “The Keeper Of Lost Things”, this struck me as strange, for though I had seen magic before and strange¬†witches in the woods… I had never seen or heard of any magic like this. So I did what any foolish adventurer would and I asked her “Can you find me the Golden Epel” …she smiled for a moment…such a strange smile…as though her teeth were amber…so yellow…so strange…ugh ….my head. And she pulled out a Golden Epel, “Is this what you seek young man?”….I knew what it looked like from sketches and this was it. I was sure of it! I answered “Yes!” excitedly and I asked her if I could have it.,.I think…and she just smiled again..and said “I will need something as payment…something that is valuable, powerful…something that can not be truly lost..only taken or bled out”…I think I was confused at this point…and my companion chimed in…”We have do you want gold?” The lady simply chuckled…such a horrible chuckle…”No young rogue…i have no need for money. ¬†People lose money all the time, I want blood, I want your blood!” and as I watched I heard a horrible noise…and the music…the music started fading…as my companion fell to the ground…pale…pale and dead…. and the item we sought… laying where the carriage used to be, the carriage gone. The lady gone…my companion…gone.¬†

There is a blood stain on the diary here…



Hey guys its Michael, I wrote this story as a way to supplement my games lore, if you liked it, it would be awesome if you shared it I am by no means the greatest writer ever, but hopefully this story was at least entertaining and a bit dark, as it should be, magic is going well, I just finished most of the runes I needed for the first pass on the magic system, now I just need to come up with a way to and write the UI for players to apply these runes to items.

I think i’m going to do more of these supplemental lore stories if you folks like it. Let me know in the comments, follow me on twitter @Untrustedlife and keep playing roguelikes! (Hopefully eventually mine ūüėõ ).


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