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Popup Dungeon nails the papercraft look, has some endearing and funny writing, and provides an intriguing framework for community-created content. The core of its tabletop-inspired combat system isn't engaging enough to hold it up alone, ultimately leaving it up to whatever community it attracts to decide whether it's worth putting your own paper on the table.
Popup Dungeon is a fantastic starter game for newbies to the turn-based strategy genre, and it’s the ultimate playground for those who want complete creative freedom to make their own tabletop adventure.
Overall Popup Dungeon is a very average game; first launching on Kickstarter April 3rd 2014, it has taken more than 6 years to release but the game and the humour already feels outdated. However Triple.B.Titles have done a great job at creating a papercraft style game and by adding more depth to the combat I could see this game sticking around for a while with the aid of a creative community to take the game to its limits.
I do recommend Popup Dungeon, especially if you like to create content, and especially if you like cheesy humor and gamer references. I am thoroughly impressed by this indie offering and can only hope that the developers continue this trend in the future.
Popup Dungeon tends to put players' creations in the focus - and it really prospers from that. Without them, it would merely be a mediocre dungeon crawler - nothing spectacular. But with Donatello (yes, from the Ninja Turtles), Donald Trump (yes, the President) and Zarya (yes, from Overwatch) in a team, I just had the biggest fun. Popup Dungeons brings a solid game, great developers tools and all that in a neat package. I hope there'll be a huge community!
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