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.”
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.
The game is pretty awesome, but obviously isn’t for everyone. The UI is terrible, the graphics take getting used to, and there’s a ton of keybindings, but if you’re familiar with the other classic roguelikes it should be right up your alley. The open-world roguelike style reminds me of something like Cataclysm DDA, or Dwarf Fortress Adventure mode. The open world definitely adds a lot to the game by giving the player a myriad of random locations and quests to explore other than the main linear story. The game is bursting with content wherever you look, with a tons of systems to for you to explore, tons of loot to collect, tons of unique enemies, and tons of replayability thanks to the deep character creation options. The writing and world building is another standout feature, with nearly every item and character having a lush description, and every written character having tons of interesting dialogue. It’s a shame this immersion is so often broken by some messy implementations.
HOW TO INSTALL GAME Caves of Qud v18.104.22.168
First, you will need the Daemon Tool and WinRAR (or similar software) before you start installing the game.
Remember to turn off the Firewall, Antivirus before extracting and installing, because they will block or delete cracked files during extracting/installation.
Run file setup
After extracting .rar files (compressed file) above, there are 3 cases:
.ISO Files (or disk format file):
Right-click the .iso file -> DAEMON Tools -> Mount to -> select the drive you want to mount. Click the Drive you just mounted, double-click the .exe file and go through the installation step by step.
The name of the setup file might be different for your case, but you just need to consider the .exe file. Double click it and follow the step-by-step instructions while installing.
No .iso files as well as setup files:
This case is easy, you don't need to do anything, just play the game right now. Click on the .exe file to play the game!
After you finish installing game Caves of Qud v22.214.171.124, enjoy a good time playing the game. Wish you a good day!