I cannot for the life of me remember what this game was called, but I thought this might be a good place to ask after it. It was a fantasy dungeon crawling game my cousin and I played in (I believe) Windows 3.1, with extremely simple graphics that were essentially little icons being moved around the screen with a view from above.
You decided the gender and name of your character, then began play as a peasant in a village. You’re sent on some errand and when you return home your family has been killed, sending you on a quest. It may be revealed at this point that you’re actually a prince/princess or something like that. You fought things like gelatinous cubes and kobolds, collecting treasure to buy better equipment as you made your way through a multilevel dungeon. Every time the game restarted the dungeon had a different layout, so that you couldn’t just map it out and breeze through on subsequent games. Looking back, it was obviously very D&D influenced, though at the time it was my first exposure to this sort of adventure.
We never did manage to make it all the way through the game, though we spent hours playing it and talking about it. For pure nostalgia alone, I’d love to find it again and find out how it ended.