You are enjoying a nice dank day as a Lichen in the dungeon when and adventurer polymorphs you into an octopus! Seek revenge against the fool who did this to you.


Octorogue is played as a classic roguelike, but you have tentacles to interact with your environment. Throw items recklessly! Consume everything in your sight! Topple over your enemies like dominos!

Some tips:

At level 1 you are quite fragile, make sure to keep your distance and avoid tanking hits right away. The boss appears at dungeon level 3, and he's a bit tough to beat. Make sure you bring a dagger or a sword if you can find one to stand a chance against him.

Press ? for help in game for how to play.


Credits:

The font is APL385, in the public domain. I went between like 3 different fonts that each either had issues or weren't a good fit, also this font is so goofy and I love it.

http://apl385.com/fonts/index.htm


I used rot.js as the framework:

http://ondras.github.io/rot.js/hp/

The source for the game is MIT licensed here and hosted here:

https://git.sr.ht/~kylep/octorogue

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This is so clever! Immediately reminded me of Carrion but this has a deep strategy that only roguelikes can have. The multi-tentacled combat is very original, inspired, and fun in both a tactical and absurd way. I also love how the tentacles holding things just drag behind you through the corridors.

Yeah this was slightly inspired by Carrion. I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks!

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Very interesting movement mechanic. Makes you think a bit more carefully about your next position. Enjoyed imagining the octopus crawling around and hucking rocks at stuff.

Glad you enjoyed it  😄 Thanks for playing!