Duke Dashington is a retro-inspired platformer and physics based puzzle game that will take you to a series of challenging levels with varying range of difficulties. It basically follows the story of an old explorer named Duke Dashington who recently discovered a hidden temple in Nenampis. His eagerness to find treasure made him decide to enter the temple despite the danger he might face ahead. When the temple started to shake, he made sure not to leave the place without finding any treasure. Your goal is to help Duke Dashington find the treasure at the core of the temple but this is not going to be an easy task as you will face an overwhelming amount of challenges along the way and in addition to that, you are only given a very limited time to clear each level and reach the exit.
As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted immediately to the game field. It is usually build with a maze of platform with only one exit. The time is very limited and to be specific, you only have ten seconds to escape each stage. Good thing , Mr Duke Dashington has a very special skill as he can dash in great speed. This particular skill will actually help and harm you in the process so better use it wisely. Take note that you are not walking here and instead, you are dashing. If you press the right arrow key for an instance, it will dash you on that particular direction without the ability to stop unless you bump a wall. The walls are actually your tools to alter your direction.
Timing is very important in this game. You should know when to turn right or left or when to go up and down. Spikes and other mechanisms can be encountered along the way and they should either be avoided or should be interacted with proper timing in order to clear the level without being killed. If you bumped to any obstacles, your character will be killed instantly and you have no other option but to start the same level back from the very beginning until you managed to make it through. Appearance wise, Duke Dashington has a touch of those retrospective interfaces similar to those classic platformer games that we grew up loving with. It is also matched with catchy music which is very impressive considering that the game itself is only developed within a limited time (it was an entry for a Ludum Dare challenge). Today, an extended version is now available on App Store with 100 rooms to explore and 4 temples to discover! Have fun!