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Absolutely one of the wildest and most interesting roguelikes I've ever had the pleasure of playing, Caves of Qud has a massive update out now with full gamepad and Steam Deck support. Every time I jump into Qud I'm amazed by it!

"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?"

The developers mention this year-long patch brings a lot to the game including:

  • Arrival of the Girsh Nephilim, 7th plague of the Gyre, mythic beings whose cradles are tucked throughout the caves of Qud as five new dungeons
  • Next leg of the main quest: a climactic battle with the Putus Templar at the foot of the Spindle
  • Finalized, fully native gamepad and Steam Deck support
  • Hundreds of new visual and sound effects
  • New UI for the hotbar & Abilities screen and new icons for every ability
  • New creatures (mechs!), skills, furniture, items, implants, and more

We even have a fancy new trailer to show it off:

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Caves of Qud has Native Linux support and it is Steam Deck Verified.

You can buy it right now on GOG and Steam.

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Talon1024 Nov 16
I heard the developer has been working on porting Caves of Qud to the Godot engine in response to Unity's new install fees. Even though I don't play this game, I wish them the best all the same.
I always imagine it as a game about cows . . . "Caves of Cud".
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