developer: Artefacts Studio
publisher: Plug in Digital / Dear Villagers / Playdius
Game mode: single player
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk is a XONE, PC and PS4 role-playing game based on a French series of free audiobooks, Le Donjon de Naheulbeuk, which became quite popular all over the Internet, and also got its own comic book series and a few board games. This video game is a result of collaboration between an experienced publishing company, Microids, and Artefacts Studio, known mainly for Gods vs. Humans.
The story of the The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk XONE, PC and PS4 game is set in a medieval-fantasy universe. The player controls a group of rather formulaic RPG characters. They get hired by a mysterious wizard to enter the eponymous Dungeon of Naheulbeuk and retrieve the twelfth and last of the incredibly precious Galdeulfeurh’s statuettes, which is key to fulfilling a certain dark prophecy.
Gameplay in The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk for XONE, PC and PS4 is based on the rules of classic computer RPGs, but it is also enriched with a tactical, turn-based combat system.
Similarly to its audiobook original, a characteristic element of The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk is its humor and light-hearted approach to some of the genre’s clichés. It’s noteworthy that the game was co-developed by the creator of the original, John Lang, a.k.a Pen of Chaos, whose primary job was to oversee the quality of the script and dialogues.