Dungeon Keeper (series)
|Genre(s)||Real-time strategy, god game, dungeon management game|
|Developer(s)||Bullfrog Productions, Mythic Entertainment|
|Platform(s)||DOS, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android|
|First release||Dungeon Keeper|
June 26, 1997
|Latest release||Dungeon Keeper Mobile|
December 19, 2013
Dungeon Keeper, is a series of strategy video games released by Electronic Arts (EA). Two games were developed by Bullfrog Productions for the PC in the late 1990s, and a third was in development but was cancelled before release. A free-to-play game for Android and iOS was developed by Mythic Entertainment and released in 2013.
Games in the series
Dungeon Keeper was released in June 1997. It used a modified version of the Magic Carpet game engine.
Dungeon Keeper 2
Dungeon Keeper 2 was released in June 1999. It used a new game engine that natively supported hardware acceleration. Its predecessor supported Direct3D but only with an alternative executable. The sequel also used full-3D models for the creatures and enemies, rather than sprites.
Dungeon Keeper 3
Dungeon Keeper 3 was in development, but was later cancelled. Some Dungeon Keeper 2 CDs contained a trailer showing some features of Dungeon Keeper 3; among them were above-land battles. One member of Bullfrog Productions stated on his personal website that Dungeon Keeper 3 was going to be named War for the Overworld. The project was discontinued because, according to Ernest W. Adams (one of the developers), Bullfrog had decided not to make any other real-time strategy games. The decision was, in effect, the end of Bullfrog as a brand; the company had already been owned by Electronic Arts for several years. EA laid off some employees and put the remainder onto other projects such as the Harry Potter line.
Dungeon Keeper Online
1 December 2008, NetDragonWebsoft Inc., a Chinese online game developer, announced it had partnered with Electronic Arts to develop a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the Dungeon Keeper license. The game is slated to appear only in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Dungeon Keeper Mobile
In August 2013, EA and Mythic Entertainment announced that they were creating a "twisted take" on Dungeon Keeper for both Android and iOS mobile devices with a release date set for winter of the same year.
- Ernest W. Adams - Game Credits Retrieved at 04-11-07
- NetDragonWebsoft - Dugeon Keeper Online Press Release Retrieved 02-12-08
- Kotaku - EA Announce Dungeon Keeper MMO Retrieved 02-12-08
- Mike Fahey. "Dungeon Keeper Returns... As A Mobile Game". Kotaku.
- Tony Zhang. "Dungeon Keeper Soft-Launched on Google Play and Apple AppStore in some territories". AppsGoer.