I’m not sure what Dungeonland has against sheep. Perhaps the developers were tired of counting them in a vain attempt to fall asleep while working on the title. Whatever the case may be, the cooperative dungeon crawler has players navigating a medieval theme park fighting zany monsters and blowing up sheep like its their sacred duty. This parkland pastime had been previously reserved for paying members only, but Dungeonland has recently gone Free-to-Playish and is welcoming everyone to try the rides.
Published by Paradox Interactive, famously known for delivering titles filled with silly humor (see Magicka), Dungeonland offers players the chance to team up in groups of three in order to face off against the evil Dungeon Master’s deadly maze of minions. Dungeonland is unique in that it allows a seperate fourth player to control the Dungeon Master and thus, control the dungeon.
The DM can spawn a variety of minions and place traps in an attempt to foil the heroes plans, but the best feature of all is the ability to become a boss monster. The final stage of each dungeon features a boss battle whose very actions are controlled by the DM. One such boss happens to be a gigantic cow who can summon cow minions and damages enemies by spraying them with milk, fantastic.
Currency gained from both modes of play allows hero players to unlock new class abilities and customization options, while the DM can unlock new minions and spells.
The Free-to-Play version of Dungeonland, available through Steam, offers free players access to all three hero classes (mage, rogue, warrior), the Dungeon Master mode, and one of the three theme park adventure campaigns. Players can opt to purchase an all access pass which would grant full access to the game including all additional stages. The pass is currently on sale for $4.99.