Caves of Qud is a science fantasy roguelike epic steeped in retrofuturism, deep simulation, and swathes of sentient plants. Come inhabit an exotic world and chisel through layers of thousand-year-old civilizations. Decide: is it a dying earth, or is it on the verge of rebirth?

Who are you?

Play the role of a mutant indigenous to the salt-spangled dunes and jungles of Qud, or play a pure-strain descendant from one of the few remaining eco-domes—the toxic arboreta of Ekuemekiyye, the Holy City; the ice-sheathed arcology of Ibul; or the crustal mortars of Yawningmoon.

You arrive at the oasis-hamlet of Joppa, along the far rim of Moghra'yi, the Great Salt Desert. All around you, moisture farmers tend to groves of viridian watervine. There are huts wrought from rock salt and brinestalk. On the horizon, Qud's jungles strangle chrome steeples and rusted archways to the earth. Further and beyond, the fabled Spindle rises above the fray and pierces the cloud-ribboned sky.

You clutch your rifle, or your vibroblade, or your tattered scroll, or your poisonous stinger, or your hypnotized goat. You approach a watervine farmer—he lifts the brim of his straw hat and says, "Live and drink, friend."

What can you do?

Anything and everything. Caves of Qud is a deeply simulated, biologically diverse, richly cultured world.

  • Assemble your character from over 70 mutations and defects and 24 castes and kits—outfit yourself with wings, two heads, quills, four arms, flaming hands, or the power to clone yourself—it's all the character diversity you could want.
  • Explore procedurally-generated regions with some familiar locations—each world is nearly 1 million maps large.
  • Dig through everything—don't like the wall blocking your way? Dig through it with a pickaxe, or eat through it with your corrosive gas mutation, or melt it to lava. Yes, every wall has a melting point.
  • Hack the limbs off monsters—every monster and NPC is as fully simulated as the player. That means they have levels, skills, equipment, faction allegiances, and body parts. So if you have a mutation that lets you, say, psionically dominate a spider, you can traipse through the world as a spider, laying webs and eating things.
  • Pursue allegiances with over 60 factions—apes, crabs, robots, and highly entropic beings—just to name a few.
  • Follow the plot to Barathrum the Old, a sentient cave bear who leads a sect of tinkers intent on restoring technological splendor to Qud.
  • Learn the lore—there's a story in every nook, from legendary items with storied pasts to in-game history books written by plant historians.
  • Die—Caves of Qud is brutally difficult and deaths are permanent. Don't worry, though—you can always roll a new character.
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Embed Buttons

To promote Caves of Qud and grow its popularity (top games), use the embed code provided on your homepage, blog, forums and elsewhere you desire. Or try our widget.

Caves of Qud
Caves of Qud
Caves of Qud
Post article Articles

No articles were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the article list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Post article and help us achieve our mission of showcasing the best content from all developers. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

You may also like
Amiss 13: the Curse

Amiss 13: the Curse

Roguelike

A third-person sci-fi/fantasy adventure, find out origins of Wyatt's curse and join him in his crusade to escape from his demise and redeem for his sins...

Bionic Dues

Bionic Dues

Roguelike

Robot rebellions should be quelled by the best of the best. When the best of the best are killed... it's up to you. Subdue the uprising in time, or your...

Steam Marines

Steam Marines

Roguelike

Steam Marines is a Squad-Based Tactical Roguelike being developed by Worthless Bums. It features: - 2D retro-styled art and turn based action. - Procedurally...

Rogue Machine

Rogue Machine

Roguelike

Armed with two laser pistol / laser sword combo weapons, you're a rogue machine in a fascist universe.

Convoy

Convoy

Roguelike

Convoy is a tactical roguelike-like inspired by Mad Max and FTL in which you cross a wasteland in search of parts for your broken ship.

NEO Scavenger

NEO Scavenger

Roguelike

How long can you survive the post-apocalyptic wastelands of NEO Scavenger? In the near-future, supernatural activity and human warfare have fragmented...

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Caves of Qud
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux
Developer & Publisher
Freehold Games
Engine
Custom
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Follow
Share
Community Rating

Average

-

0 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Style
Genre
Roguelike
Theme
Sci-Fi
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Twitter

Latest tweets from @unormal

RT @lorenschmidt: this grid builder is one of the better finds so far. it exhibits some beautiful interactions when multiple grids ov… T.co

2hours ago

RT @lorenschmidt: this rule builds lovely intricate rectilinear structures. i am fond of the convoluted walls and the complex arrays… T.co

2hours ago

RT @zulmetefza: @unormal what is immortality without a cool hat.

11hours ago

RT @CaliaDomenico: Red Sprite Lightning Taken by Paul Smith on May 24, 2018 Edmond, Oklahoma, USA Spaceweathergallery.com T.co

11hours ago

Man if Quantum Immortality was real you could probably pretty easy establish a global civilization around your own… T.co

11hours ago

RT @Oniropolis: Emi Nakajima Instagram.com T.co

11hours ago

Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
4 members
Got it!

We have recently updated our privacy policy and terms of use in-line with GDPR requirements. More Info?