The hit roguelike RPG Caves of Qud is now available on multiple PC platforms. Formerly a Steam exclusive, you can now find it on GOG.com and Itch.io as of today.
There’s a lot to do in Caves of Qud. You can mutate your character with monster parts you collect, and even possess monsters once you acquire the power. With procedurally generated maps, you’ll never run out of territory, and the game encourages you to explore. Each item tells part of the story of the world you’re exploring, and the story is different each game.
Assemble your character from over 70 mutations and defects, 24 castes and kits, and dozens of cybernetic implants; 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 one million maps large.
Dig through everything: Don’t like the wall blocking your way? Dig through it with a pickaxe, eat through it with your corrosive gas mutation – or melt it to lava. Yes, every wall has a melting point.
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.
Die: Caves of Qud is brutally difficult – and deaths are permanent; don’t worry, though: You can always roll a new character.
And now Caves of Qud is even bigger: the Generated Villages & Alternate Starts patch has arrived for all versions, which adds procedurally generated villages — each with their own history, architecture, art, relationship with local resources, NPCs. and more.
So dive into Caves of Qud, but remember to check in with the real world once in a while. It’s $9.99 on Itch.io and Steam and $8.99 on GOG.com (a temporary 10% price reduction).