Fans of dying again and again rejoice, Book of Demons hack & slash introduces the Roguelike Mode


Warsaw, Poland - September 6, 2018/ Book of Demons, Thing Trunk’s unique deck-building, papercraft hack & slash, just received a major update on Steam. The main feature introduced with the update is the new Roguelike mode. Compared to the normal mode, it offers a significantly higher level of challenge with permadeath, restricted healing and even more obstacles to overcome.


For those who need an introduction to Book of Demons, the video Book of Demons explained in 2 minutes” is a good start:


The Roguelike mode was previously available in beta, but now, thanks to the feedback from the Steam Early Access community, it is more balanced and complete. On the other side of the difficulty spectrum, Book of Demons recently introduced the Casual Mode, with a more relaxing kind of gameplay. All three game modes – Casual, Normal and Roguelike – can be tested out, as the game offers a free demo.


Download a free demo of Book of Demons here:


Today’s game update is also the largest sound content update in the game’s Early Access history. Monsters, characters and spells in Book of Demons all sound much better and immersive with over 450 new sound effects and over 300 new lines of spoken dialogues.


The added features and content show that Book of Demons is on track to exit Early Access before the end of this year. According to an updated project roadmap, the official release date should be announced soon after Mac support, which is to be enabled in October.


Thing Trunk launched Book of Demons on Steam Early Access in July 2016 to very positive reviews and has since continued to support the game and its community with multiple updates and bug fixes. This allowed the game to reach and hold a very positive overall review rating.


Book of Demons is part of Thing Trunk’s Return 2 Games series, which focuses on creating memorable and engaging titles inspired by the early days of PC gaming. Fans of the series can support Thing Trunk’s future development by purchasing the R2G Supporter’s Pack on Steam:


For more information on Book of Demons and the R2G series, visit the official website:




About Return 2 Games Series

Return 2 Games is a series of original mid-core titles inspired by the golden days of PC gaming. Thing Trunk’s plan is to build seven games in total, each unique in terms of genre and theme, but all sharing the same vision: to make deeply engaging experiences accessible.


Return 2 Games draws inspiration from the early days of PC gaming when developers weren’t afraid to innovate, defined new genres, and created the most memorable experiences. Return 2 Games titles are designed to deeply engage in a matter of minutes. They explore powerful universal stories, like good versus evil, that are immediately familiar. Return 2 Games caters even to people who don't play as much as they used to, who find casual games shallow and unengaging, and who can’t invest enough time into hardcore games to really enjoy them.


Official website:

Return 2 Games Manifesto: (a short video presenting the vision behind the Return 2 Games series)


About Thing Trunk

Thing Trunk is a small game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland. The core team is comprised of seven dedicated developers. The 3 founders - Filip Starzyński, Konstanty Kalicki, and Maciej Biedrzycki - are casual game industry veterans who (despite a level of success) became disappointed with the miring trends in the market and scrapped their former brands (Codeminon and Twinbottles) to focus solely on the ambitious Return 2 Games idea. Since then they are trying to prove that making high quality, unique games is possible in a small but experienced team with lots of passion.


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For more information, please contact Filip Starzynski:




Game info:

Developer: Thing Trunk

Publisher: Thing Trunk

Genre: Hack & slash

Platforms: Windows (coming to Mac, Linux and Xbox One)

Price (full): $19.99

Free demo: available here

Screenshot / promo arts pack: here

Logos / keyart pack: here

Full press kit: here