Dungeon Brah is a comical deck crawler card game created by Louis du Pisani, a South African-born and bred creative. It will be released globally on the 20th of September 2022 by Skycastle Studios.
Dungeon Brah was launched worldwide by Skycastle Studios – a sister company in Solarpop
The card game is a universe in which players, their ragtag crew and hired heroes pilfer the catacombs to battle Cat’hulhian beast Kevin and his monsters for their loot. Du Pisani approached Skycastle Studios directors Fabio Salvador and Eugene Vermeulen who imparted their tabletop gaming knowledge and helped to perfect the game. Over a year of playtesting, feedback and improvements followed. With Dungeon Brah now complete, it is set to launch on the 20th of September and will be distributed globally by Skycastle Studios.
Skycastle Studios was recently formed by Solarpop. Solarpop will be the South African distributor for Dungeon Brah once the retail edition becomes available.
Fabio Salvador of Skycastle studios says, “We have always believed that South Africa has the talent to create and produce world-class gaming experiences and as such forming Skycastle Studios has been an important goal of ours.”
“We look forward to sharing Dungeon Brah with the entire world as from the 20th of September 2022 when the Kickstarter launches. Be prepared for great stretch goals and value-for-money pricing and a game destined to entertain gamers for years to come.”
Salvador sees Dungeon Brah as the lovechild of Dungeons & Dragons and Exploding Kittens and believes it has the mass appeal of both. It's a push-your-luck Dungeon Party game in every sense of the word.
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The Playing Format
The card game is a universe in which players, their ragtag crew and hired heroes pilfer the catacombs to battle Cat’hulhian beast Kevin and his monsters for their loot. But it’s never that simple, even though players and their pals embark on the adventure together, the fellowship inevitably crumbles as players steal swag, betray buds and misdirect monsters to escape with Kevin’s coveted loot, or simply be the last ‘hero’ standing. Now, who doesn’t enjoy a nice, casual game about greed, backstabbing, and ancient cat beasts?
In simple terms, the players randomly pick their party of two heroes at the start of every game, creating unique playthroughs with varying tactics. Players take turns drawing from the deck to kit out their champions. The card draw speeds up as the game progresses, creating tense scenarios where more loot is up for grabs, but with increased odds of battling dungeon boss Kevin and his monsters. Players, who are technically raiding the dungeon together, must also manage their standing among other players to ensure they are not targeted, whilst also aiming to be the last one standing or to escape with the loot.
Creator Louis du Pisani
Professional creative and entrepreneur, Louis du Pisani is also the brains behind the video game title ‘Boet Fighter’. Du Pisani was responsible for creating, co-writing, illustrating, and animating the hit local video game. The video game leaned heavily on making fun of and subverting South African jock culture and, especially, its use of local colloquialisms. He also created an animated South African animated heavy metal TV show, MK Ondergrond. Dungeon Brah is a departure from digital game design, but its subversive tone remains.