Monomyth first-person dungeon crawler screenshot of a bunch of bug enemies

With boomer shooters enjoying a bit of a renaissance right now, it was only a matter of time before other long-forgotten genres would start popping back up as well. In today's case, the upcoming Monomyth will attempt to evoke the sense of wonder and exploration found in oldschool first-person dungeon crawlers like Ultima Underworld or even the Souls-series predecessor King's Field.

What this means in actual gameplay terms is that Monomyth will task you with scouring every corner of a highly interactive environment for enemies to clobber, items to plunder, puzzles to wrack your brain over, and NPCs to accidentally insult. Along the way you'll be able to advance your character in a variety of different ways, everything from being a sneaky assassin to a mage or a half-crazed barbarian. And just in case you want to be 'that guy', you'll also be able to bake and then subsequently chuck fresh bread at people!

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in action through the trailer below. It's a bit outdated at this point, but it should still answer any questions you might have. Have a gander:

If any of this looks like it's right up your alley, you'll be pleased to hear that Monomyth will be arriving later this year. That said, given that Monomyth seems like it's currently still under heavy development, don't be too surprised if it ends up getting delayed for a little while.

The final thing worth mentioning is that Monomyth has a free demo available! So if you're not sure where you stand with the whole dungeon-crawling business, simply head on over to Steam and give it a bash. Who knows, you might just find yourself liking the idea of chucking bread at people. Enjoy!

Monomyth first-person dungeon crawler screenshot of a highly atmospheric mine

Monomyth first-person dungeon crawler screenshot of a friendly yet strange NPC