Desktop Dungeons is a private favorite, a 2013 roguelike that has all of the brutal goodness you count on of the style with an enthralling lawyer of puzzle-slash-town-building layered atop. It is a quickfire expertise however a game I’ve misplaced numerous evenings to, and I have been wanting ahead to Desktop Dungeons: Rewind, an overhauled model of the game that has simply launched.

As a part of Rewind’s launch, developer QCF Design took the beneficiant resolution to make the unique game solely free for a restricted time, which got here on prime of an much more beneficiant resolution: present homeowners of the unique Desktop Dungeons on Steam would additionally get Rewind free as a thanks.

Sadly, somebody pushed the flawed button and the unique Desktop Dungeons went free with a 100% low cost earlier than Rewind was launched. It immediately shot to the highest of Steam’s New & Trending class. Which put QCF in a little bit of a pickle, inasmuch as now folks may in concept declare each the unique and remake at no cost. Oopsie! 

“Sorry for the confusion in the meanwhile,” mentioned QCF in an announcement. “We’re attempting to type this out. Desktop Dungeons was meant to be free when Desktop Dungeons: Rewind launched, however timings have gotten confused.

“For those who claimed Desktop Dungeons at no cost, we don’t know what is going on to occur, and we do not understand how it should resolve till Valve get again to us.”

So the developer tries to do a pleasant factor and do right by its longstanding neighborhood, barely cocks it up, and should have by chance given out its new game at no cost to individuals who’ve by no means paid a penny. On prime of which individuals started complaining about paying for the unique, Rewind not showing of their accounts, whereas others centered on discovering methods to game the Steam database to get Rewind free, and so forth.

That is all nonetheless ongoing however, fortunately for QCF, Valve has stepped in and saved its ass. “For those who claimed Desktop Dungeons at no cost, you’ll not get Desktop Dungeon: Rewind at no cost, Valve received again to us,” QCF posted in the previous couple of hours.

Sheesh! I imply, simply purchase Desktop Dungeons Rewind if you’d like it. There are folks complaining about not getting one or the opposite video games at no cost, who ought to have, which is hopefully one thing that may shake out over the following few days as Valve retroactively fixes the issue. It is a relatively excellent instance of a well-meaning developer attempting to make a beneficiant gesture, and the wires simply getting all tangled round it. All’s nicely that ends nicely… most likely.