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The Information Panel

The Information Panel provides information about your dungeon. It also allows you to toggle Imprisoning and creature Fleeing.



This is only available if you have a Prison Icon Small.png Prison. This tells creatures not to finish your enemies, but knock them out, allowing your Dungeon Keeper Imp icon.gif Imps to drag them away to prison. However, certain attacks (Flamebreath icon small.png Flame Breath, Trap Gas Small.png Poison Cloud and Fart icon small.png Fart) will kill even with this enabled.



This tells the creatures to flee from battle if they have taken too much damage. They will leave the battle and head towards their Lair Icon Small.png Lair. This can be useful for ensuring more creatures survive in tough battles but can be dangerous for slower creatures who could be easily caught up to.

Payday Bar[]

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This bar slowly increases and, when it reaches its peak (when payday comes), all of your creatures go to take their wages from a Treasure Room Icon Small.png Treasure Room. The number shows the total gold your creatures are owed come payday.

Time bars[]

The following two bars tell you how long it takes to research or build a new item. The length of time it takes depends on the amount and the skill of the creatures working on research or manufacturing traps, and on the complexity of the project being undertaken. It also depends on the efficiency of your Research Room (the Library Icon Small.png Library) or the Workshop Icon Small.png Workshop.

Research Time bar[]


This indicates the amount of time for discovery of a new room or spell to be completed.

Workshop Time Bar[]


This is the amount of time left until the construction of a new door or trap is finished.

Number of rooms and Number of Creatures[]


These are the number of rooms and creatures that each Keeper has under his or her control.

When the unit icon is flashing, either the player has reached his/her Portal Icon Small.png Portal limit, or the Creature Pool is empty (in which case, it'll flash for all players). Either way, it means the player is currently unable to attract any more creatures via Portal Icon Small.png Portals.

You can also click on the greyed-out image next to the number of creatures they have to ally with them in a multiplayer game. When allied on a single-player map click the icon to break or remake the alliance.

Query []


Left-clicking on the Query button causes the mouse pointer to become a question mark. This enables you to query any Creature under your control to load the Creature Information Panel. This also follows the Creature on its activities until you right-click.

Gameplay Mechanics
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Action Point · Battle Window · Computer Assistance · Control Panel · Creature Pool · Fear · Fog of War · Gold · Hand of Evil · Information Panel · Keeper · Lord of the Land · Party · Payday · Praying · Query · Room Flags · Timer · Tunnelling · Turn
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Control Panel · Fear · Fog of War · Gold · Hand of Evil · Horny Talisman · Keeper · Lord of the Land · Mana · Payday · Praying