Dungeon Master

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Category: Games
Sub-Category: RPG
Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Apple IIGS, MS-DOS, Nintendo SNES, TurboGrafx, X68000, PC-9801
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: Dungeon Master
First release: December 15, 1987

Dungeon Master – a role-playing game created by FTL Games in 1987.

This is the first computer role-playing game in which the gameplay takes place in real time. The game takes place in the underground, where the heroes encounter many hostile monsters. In order to move to the next levels of the maze, the player must complete more tasks. A party can consist of up to four characters. Characters gain proficiency in four professions: Warrior, Ninja, Sorcerer, and Priest.

The original version of the game was created for the Atari ST and broke sales records at the time. It is estimated that about 40,000 copies were sold in the year it was released.

An almost identical version for the Amiga was released a year later and was the first game to feature 3D sound effects. The game has also been ported to PC, Apple IIGS, TurboGrafx-CD, SNES, Sharp X68000, PC-9801 and FM Towns, and translated from English to German, French, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

In 1989, FTL prepared Chaos Strikes Back, originally intended to be an extension of Dungeon Master – a game considered to be the second part. In 1993, the game Dungeon Master 2 was released in Japan (in 1995 it was released on the world market).

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