Okhlos is a roguelike action game in which you control an angry mob of ancient Greeks who have set out to overthrow the Olympian Gods and destroy everything and everyone that stands in their way! It blends 16-bit styled pixel art characters with fully interactive 3D environments and features procedurally generated cities to rampage through. There are hundreds of unique characters that can join your mob!
"Are you feeling angry? Angry enough to lead a small army as it kicks Zeus in the shins until he dies? Good. Then you are ready." - Rock Paper Shotgun
"And it does so with so much style, with those lovely graphics, that it's hard not to jump in and start playing it!" El Pixel Ilustre
"And the action is fast-paced and frantic. Basically, Homer meets Cannon Fodder." Rezzed 2015 – our 16 favourite games The Guardian
We have amazing news! After almost 4 years of Development, Okhlos is out now!
These past few weeks we’ve been working on Okhlos a lot, and probably neglected a little bit the dev blog. We are still planning on doing some more articles about Okhlos, so stay tuned!
If you want to buy the game, use these links!
These four years had been an amazing experience. An experience which hasn’t finished yet. Today is launch day, and we don’t have any idea what we will be facing! Wish us luck!
Also, if you had been reading our ramblings all this time, thank you so much! We really appreciate your support!
And the guys from IndieDB were very kind and they added shortcuts to the store in the main page!
Squeeze into your toga and slide on your sandals to rally the angry mobs of Okhlos and bring down the oppressive god of mythological Greece! Your beloved people will not longer stand for the abuse from their deities and take up arms against them and taking down anything and everything in their path. Topple the beastly minotaur, bring down sacred temples, and confront the almighty Olympians themselves while recruiting and balancing your unruly mob with warriors, peasants, slaves and even livestock in their quest for freedom from Mount Olympus! It’s total anarchy in the birthplace of democracy!
The people are angry and have united behind the noble philosophers to do their bidding to take down the soldiers, mythical beasts and temples under the control of the twelve vile gods.
Carefully recruit your followers from warriors, peasants, slaves and beasts of burden and unlock special units or swap units for one of 100 legendary heroes to upgrade the mob and increase their savagery. Wield the power of Heracles, Leonidas, Pandora, and Socrates to turn your mischievous gang into a formidable army!
Every campaign against the gods is different with changes to heroes, monsters, and bosses – and even the mob itself – each time you and your followers set out for battle. Traverse eight procedurally generated Greek cities and never fight through the same world twice!
Make your way through all manner of beasts, warriors, and demi-gods to arrive at the feet of the maleficent Olympians and unleash the power of the people in epic boss battles set against ancient ruins before they were ancient!
This week, we talk about persistent heroes and the importance of balancing persistent stat buffs in a Roguelike.
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