Man. What a great tool. I am making a grid base game and I want to implement this tool to generate maps. The thing is I already know how to work with json but to make it a little easier, would you mind explaining the struct? . I mean what is "rects" for? And what the variables : x, y, w, h mean exactly in the dungeon. Thank you
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These dungeons are made of rectangles and in JSON they are described in rect objects. x and y are the coordinate of the top-left corner of a rectangle, w and h are its width and height.
the generator displays some descriptions before others, ie. "A mysterious, covered with runes looking goblet on a pedestal" should be "A mysterious looking goblet covered with runes on a pedestal"
This is great!
One suggestion: allow the user to specify the number of entrances (as a positive, nonzero integer). Thanks!
Odd question but whats the point of exporting it as a JSON file?
There are a couple of dungeon editors capable of importing these JSONs.
Am I supposed to be able to import it back into this one though? Cause I had a dungeon I wanted to poke around at and make changes to later so I exported the .json file but now I’m John Travolta in that Pulp Fiction gif.
You can edit the title of the dungeon and its synopsis, but would it be possible to edit the room notes as well? They're great but sometimes I just want to add something to them or tie parts together more.
This generator is awesome!
One question though: is it the generator's or the itch's quirk that it can only be launched in landscape mode? I sometimes go here from my phone and when it's all wide and really short it's rather inconvenient
So far I can't find a way to make the generator work with auto-rotate, indeed it's always landscape on mobiles. I think itch.io derives this from dimensions provided for the desktop version. Sorry about that. In the future I'll try to make it more mobile-friendly with access to the context menu (e.g. to hide the title) and better scaling.
Hey watabou, nice dungeon generator! I don't know how you made that but... yea. Also, really liked the customization part of the generator, it adds a lot of variety. Plus, i think that it would be great if i could download it, to, you know, don't forget about it's existence.
Excellent tool, thanks for this.
sorry if this is a stupid question, i am stupid, but where do I install or use this?
right click on the image, and you will see the context menu
You don't need to install it, it runs in your browser.
ok now i see what it is thank you for helping me figure it out
Any update on posting the source on github.com or ?
It would be great for me to contribute to the project.
Hello. In the past, I have already used this tool of yours. Why is it no longer possible to change the parameters of map creation? I’m not interested in descriptions, but it seems that the only way to generate new maps is to reload the web page.
Hi. For me it works normally. Also I haven't updated this generator since last October, so it's not like a broken version was uploaded recently or something. Doesn't "New dungeon" item in the context menu work for you?
Try right-clicking on the map to get the menu up?
How did you get so firmly in my lazy DM head and make such an easy-to-use tool that I have been looking for, for so long?
Thank you so much! Really keen to see how it grows with custom notes etc. will be checking out your patreon :)
it's nice but I don't understand the point of the game or how to win(can you even win??)
You can't win because it's not a game :)
Is there a way to import these to donjon for dungeon stocking purposes?
These dungeons can be exported as json, but as far as I know only a couple of editors can import them.
Will it be possible to add custom notes for rooms that do not generate with a note?
Or, is there already an ability to add it that I've just not discovered yet?
I love this program, thank you so very much. It would be amazing if you could generate exterior dungeons, like clearings in a dense underbrush or something like that. With trees and such.
Having bigger doors and corridors on spacious dungeons would be a great addition. The generator is great.
Simply the most elegant dungeon generator I've seen. I could sit here forever generating layouts! Excellent work.
Can you just number the rooms so I can write my own notes?
is there a way to export the notes as well as the map when you export to PNG/JSON? other than that i'm loving it :)
I absolutely love this map generator. It's exactly what I need to generate a quick dungeon and spark some quest ideas for my Dungeon World campaign. Are there any plans to do caves and other types of dungeon themes?
Yeah, but caves will be the same dungeons with rougher walls, not like something really chaotic. What other themes do you have in mind?
Yeah that's pretty much all that I meant. A different visual look option, more organic. Rougher more twisty walls and less angled passageways, stalagmites, chasms, pits, underground cave networks possibly breaking through a portion of a standard dungeon, more of a subterranean theme with cave fauna and flora. Just a thought.
Would be amazing if you did an Urban thing, where you could generate a street (with connecting homes) or a Tavern. Not to mention exterior dungeons with Underbrush and Trees. Doesn't have to be really chaotic.. just like larger corridors that are not necessarily entirely straight. You know like a 3tile wide "corridor" of which some are blocked out by bushes or debris, to give dungeons a more "crumbled" feel. Some vine tiles and such, to have vegetation growing into the dungeon. It could be a layer, like water. To have mushrooms and growth.
Simply amazing. Thank you!
This is really great absolutely love it!
If I could suggest one feature though it would be the ability to have more than 1 entrance/exit stair case.
+1. Apologies, posted this same suggestion before I saw Raginsystem's post.
This is one of if not the best things I've seen, perfect for quick level designing
great for any RPG addict
I have to say, all the stuff you do is incredible.
Mind blowing work. Even as an artist, I am using this for most of my dungeons. Can you add a feature that let's users choose the color of grids or at least an option to make grids white so that we can use dark floors?
Could be really nice to have a not filter in tags. Actually, we can force a tag but for others it takes randomly unselected ones.
Really nice job you did there :D
You have no idea how much time and effort this generator has saved me on level design. Thank you.
This is perfect! All the other random dungeon tools I've found (Donjon, Dungen) have been really clunky, repetitive and awkward to use. This has a great selection of options and is quick to export and add to my game. Thank you SO MUC H for your work <3 It's greatly appreciated
would be nice to be able to go back to previously generated dungeons
I love it, would you consider after the fact "edits" ? like I want to use it for DM for some homebrew campaign, love the initial randomness, but sometimes I'd like to tweak (remove a room, add an entrance, ...)
This is really fantastic. Can I suggest a feature - it would be cool when we could give numbers for the total page size in squares 25x25 etc. so it would be easier to put the map in any VTT. Or at least show the page size on the map.
Generating a dungeon of a specific size is harder than it sounds (with the algorithm I use). I'll try to find a place for the page size somewhere 👍
I'm trying to integrate the JSON maps into my game's dungeon editor. It would be way easier for me if the rooms/corridors were more explicit in the data structure. It is a challenge to programmatically deduct what rectangle represents a corridor or a room (except for rooms with notes).
Also, I would love to have access to the sources, do you plan to release them? .
Have a nice day!
I'm not planning to open the source, not while I'm still developing the generator, sorry.
In my code rooms and corridors are represented by the same class Room, that's why there is no explicit flag in JSON:
public inline function isCorridor():Bool
return ((w == 3 && h > 3) || (h == 3 && w > 3)); public inline function isJunction():Bool
return (w == 3 && h == 3);
Just found this tool. Man, that's awesome, so simple and easy to use. Love how also the notes, the small title and description are random. This gives so much inspiration. I've noticed that it's a bit slow the tool, but I hope you'll solve this problem. Also, what font have you used for notes and titles?
Also, just to know, where did you find the decorations for the generator, the fountain, the little rocks and other props?
Everything in this generator is drawn procedurally, neither bitmap nor vector assets are used. Except fonts of course.
Wow, that's impressive! What about the names of the dungeons and the creatures? I love so much this tool, every dungeon seems so unique and special!
using a mac and right click doesn't get me the context menu. any help would be great -- much thanks.
Is it a regular mouse or some fancy one-button Apple mouse? For me right click activates the context menu normally in both Chrome and Safari. There is no other way to do it, sorry.
It's a GD one click mac mouse. But I might have a right click one somewhere and try to use that. Thanks for getting back to me.
Macs have a couple of ways to right-click, you can either hold control and click or if have a trackpad (such as with a macbook laptop) you can do a two fingered click and that will perform the "right click"
when i right click i don't get the context menu. is there another way to find it?
Can someone please tell me how to access the 'context menu' Ive been looking for it for over an hour lol
Hello. I've messaged you a few times previously (6 months ago). Can we please work together to integrate this with our platform Gamefroot. Can I email you or DM you on twitter? I'd love to have a chat.
In other news... thanks for the update. It's swell!!!
I'm sorry, at some point I've missed a bunch of messages including yours and it's only now I have a chance to reply them. Feel free to DM me on Twitter, but to be honest I don't think any kind of collaboration is possible at this moment. The source code is still closed (since I'm still working on it) and I'm too busy with this and other projects to do anything else. Of course, I don't know what you have on your mind so...
Realy helpfull for new DMs, Thank You.
It would be amazing if you could pick the number of entrances/exits (up or down) This is just really amazing