A Game I Saw on Twitter
Furcifer’s Fungeon is a game I saw on Twitter. I thought it looked interesting, so I clicked on the tweet to learn more. I went to the webpage, and the game started loading. So I figured I might as well give the game a try.
I played the game over two sessions, and I enjoyed myself. I am going to explain what I thought about this demo.
My Thoughts on the Game
It Was a Fun Sidescroller Game
I enjoyed moving around and casting spells. The game in the demo was an endless sidescroller, and I don’t think you can win or reach an end state. A side-scrolling rouge-lite game is a bit different. Well, I can’t think of other examples.
I decided to play the dog character Wilhelm of Fluff, and I ran around zapping everything in sight.
You can dash and dodge things. Any rogue-lite with a skill-based dodge has to be good. Right?! Well, I can’t think of any bad ones.
Slow Ramp up in Difficulty
The pacing of the difficulty in the game seemed odd.
At first, the game seemed so easy I felt I couldn’t lose. Then eventually, things were so hard it hit me like a ton of bricks. To be fair, I may have done some things that caused this difficulty spike to happen.
Having a slow ramp-up in difficulty is not a bad thing. I am used to things being hard from the beginning. Too much time playing the Binding of Isaac, I guess.
Stealing Other People’s Things!
It took me quite a while to see when you stole items, you made Furcifer angry. That caused enemies to move faster.
I like this game mechanic. It rewards risk. If you can put up with a harder game for a short while, you get more items. I also found Furcifer’s reactions to you stealing his stuff to be mildly amusing.
Maybe other things make Furcifer angry? Maybe certain things make him angry faster? The anger meter could be interesting, depending on how the developers expand on it.
On Finding Coins
Picking up coins is how you level up.
It becomes hard to get all the coins with the constant chaos on screen. I supposed the the developers can balance the game around you missing some coins. But I felt the urge to try to get all of them.
If the game had an item or perk that draws coins in closer, that would help a lot.
Game Sounds and Music
Everything looked and sounded nice. I found myself enjoying the music a little. I liked it enough I still remembered a few tunes the next day.
Future Controller Support Will Help
The last thing I would point out is that playing Furcifer’s Fungeon with a keyboard and mouse was not ideal.
I acknowledge that the developers pointed out that web browsers have poor controller support. Fair enough.
By the final release, controller support won’t be an issue anymore. The developers are going to release the game on the Steam store.
I Look Forward to the Games Release
I wishlisted the Furcifer’s Fungeon on Steam, and I will watch updates.
If it looks like a final release works in Linux with Proton, I plan on playing it and writing a review.
Playing Furcifer’s Fungeon was an interesting experience, and I look forward to seeing how the developers make the game better.
Here is a link to Itch.io page.
To get to the Steam store page, you can click the app badge at the top of the post. But here is a link to the Steam page as well.