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** UPDATED AS OF 8/15/18 **

Hi there! This update covers the many awesome changes I've made on the Steam version. Includes the entire Cult of the Dragon King expansion, which has more floor events, a new playable character class, thief shoplifting abilities, 400 total items, secret walls, more monsters, a handy tutorial, and oh I forget just tons of crap!



You're a kid. Who's gray. With rabbit ears.

People have been grumbling about the goings-on below town. Seems there's some sort of magic lantern that's throwing the whole joint into chaos. Yeah, that's what I said too! Full of it, they gotta' be, right? Turns out- not so much..

So.. What's it you do again, kid? Warrior? Thief? Wizard? Cleric? Cultist??!
OH! A lawyer!?

Hahaha, well you sure had me fooled there for a while.. little jerk..

Here's what you're gonna' do: Head below town, JUST FOR ME, and see what the hell that Lantern's on about. They tell me it turns all kinds of colors, and each color changes the rules.

How so!? What am I, an electrician?!?
That's up to you to find out!

And so you did!


Equin: The Lantern is my fun little roguelike with some wholly original ideas. Conquer the 50 floor dungeon and its evil inhabitants in a quest to the bottom of the joint to find the mysterious lantern itself. With features like a turn-based 1st person battle system, Auto Killing weaker enemies, an XP Hit Streak bonus, hundreds of weapons and armor to find, diabolical floor events to shake things up, a lantern who screws with the rules, and oh yeah- PERMADEATH BABY, this is the game for those who like a good challenge.

STRATEGERIZE by slamming doors in your enemy's face to lock them in a room, or lead them into a web and trap their stank asses. Watch out for stronger champ versions though and much stronger bosses at every turn!

NOTE: This time around I got some help from the fantasic Rocco W and his sick 8-bit tunes! They were so good I decided to scrap all my own music except for the title theme.


Buy Now$3.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

ETL.zip 52 MB

Download demo

Equin The Lantern (Free Demo) 48 MB


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Hi ritgun,

This was happening to another guy with bitdefender because it's reading the eve as a false positive. There's no virus don't worry!

Here's the original post on the Steam forum and the resolution:


Hi, my antivirus program(bitdefender) keep deleting games' exe file.

Demo version and purchased version both.

I never seen bitdefender active this seriously(It even delete exe file when boot the windows-!)

So please check your game file.

ps. Sorry for my bad english.

Hi Dave,

I am all done updating the game. I did spend a long time taking suggestions and etc from the ETL Steam fan base and added a bunch of other improvements however with this last one (Cleric, contest winning gear) I think it's finally as good as it should be.

But of course the choice is up to you.

Have a good weekend


I'd be tempted to buy the game here but, would the purchase also provide me a Steam key (like it's used by many devs who eventually land on Steam after Itch)? Or would I at least be reassured that it will be kept up-to-date with the Steam version (since some devs have this bad habit to forget other platforms exist once they land on Steam)?

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I would gladly support Equin the Lantern.

Could you please put this on Indiegamestand.

I have voted for you on Steam Greenlight

Thanks Fargo

I never heard of it before, but will check it out. And thank you for the vote, many people dismissed the game immediately due to its visuals when it had the most coverage on the front page and all that