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  • Summary: Dome Romantik has grown to become Dome Keeper with beautiful updated pixel art, atmospheric music and sound and more of everything.

    Defend your dome from wave after wave of hostile attacks in this roguelike survival miner. Use the time between each attack to dig beneath the surface in
    Dome Romantik has grown to become Dome Keeper with beautiful updated pixel art, atmospheric music and sound and more of everything.

    Defend your dome from wave after wave of hostile attacks in this roguelike survival miner. Use the time between each attack to dig beneath the surface in search of valuable resources. Use them carefully on powerful upgrades to help you stay alive and make it to the next world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 27, 2022
    90
    Dome Keeper is an excellent rogue-lite for fans of 2D mining games.
  2. Sep 29, 2022
    80
    Don’t let Dome Keeper‘s simplicity put you off: in fact, it’s that simplicity that makes it so great in the first place. Free of bloat and complicated mechanics, this game of survival against the odds will keep you coming back for more. And more.
  3. 80
    Dome Keeper is a well-disguised time-management game with a great atmosphere and plenty of ways to engage with its content.
  4. Nov 9, 2022
    78
    Literally and figuratively, there’s a lot to dig in Dome Keeper’s mixture of excavation, resource management, and defense stages.
  5. Sep 27, 2022
    70
    Priced at under $20, Dome Keeper will keep you on your toes for several mining sessions. Its cyclical design is simple and executed fairly well, keeping the tension consistent throughout a run. However, upgrades quickly become restrictive in terms of effective builds, and both mining and defense become predictable in subsequent playthroughs. That said, the game has plenty of room for future updates that could help balance things out. Dome Keeper, without taking too many risks, fits simply and innocuously inside the world of the iterative survival genre.
  6. Sep 27, 2022
    70
    Dome Keeper is still left wanting for more content to flesh out its addictive gameplay concept. At the ten-hour mark, many players will have seen the breadth of its unlocks and will then decide if simply pumping more time into it for the love or leaderboard placement is worth it; a special “prestige” mode is specifically geared towards a risk/reward competitive score style. It’s hard not to simply want more weapons, base mods, and artifacts, even if the gameplay otherwise remains the same. With enough sales, maybe the game will come even more into its own, but Dome Keeper’s unusual mix of combat, time management, and resource-drilling is a magical combo.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Nov 5, 2022
    70
    The triumphs, however, will have you punching the air: accept that they are sometimes extremely hard-won and you might well consider this a keeper. [Issue#378, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 14, 2022
    10
    Stunning atmosphere and well-thought game mechanics. I'm loving it! There was a game I used to play many years ago and I'm feeling nostalgicStunning atmosphere and well-thought game mechanics. I'm loving it! There was a game I used to play many years ago and I'm feeling nostalgic while playing the game. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2022
    8
    I always enjoy skill tree's and this game has really cool upgrades. The game is really all about time management and I enjoy that. All aroundI always enjoy skill tree's and this game has really cool upgrades. The game is really all about time management and I enjoy that. All around a fun game! Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2022
    7
    It's a decent rogue-lite miner. You mine for resources, balance upgrades between more efficient resource gathering and being able to defendIt's a decent rogue-lite miner. You mine for resources, balance upgrades between more efficient resource gathering and being able to defend the base every so often. Presentation is nice and gameplay loop is pretty self explanatory.

    I did find the game becoming pretty repetitive after 4 hrs or so, so I am just getting a few more achievements before calling it quits.

    I do not regret buying it, but for a game of this genre it has fairly small amount of content. The runs do feel sorta samey and unlocking new stuff is very few and far between, this could have been done better imho. Still, overall a fairly good game.
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