Team up with dozens of players and battle through the Realm of the Mad God, Oryx. With a retro 8-bit style, Realm is an evolution of traditional MMO gameplay.
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Release Date: Feb 20, 2012

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October 15

Game down for maintenance (10/15/2016 - 2pm CEST)

Dear Players,

we have taken the game down to investigate reports of issues with items in the vault chests disappearing or being duplicated. This may take a while but we will let you know once we are back! Thank you for your understanding.

Kind Regards,

The Deca Team

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October 13

Patch Notes 27.7.X6 - Content Returns!

Please find below the patch notes for version 27.7.X6. The long awaited release of new content has arrived! There are 2 new dungeons, 1 new encounter, 7 new pieces of gear, 1 new character skin, and 2 new consumables. A big thank you to the community contributors for your assistance in this update. We hope you enjoy!


The Hive

  • There is a new quest in the mid-plains which gives you entry to this low-mid tier dungeon!
  • Here you can rarely find Dexterity Potions and a new *sweet* consumable.
  • Rarely drops a new UT Orb and UT Scepter.
Toxic Sewers
  • This new mid-high tier dungeon can be found in the mountains, look for gods of the slime variety!
  • Here you will find Defense Potions.
  • Rarely drops a new UT Katana and UT Poison. Now and then the very rare and new Slurp Knight Skin will creep up on you as well!
Puppet Master's Encore
  • He his back and he is angry. Craig might know the way to this dangerous new boss encounter.
  • Here you will mainly find Attack Potions and... some kind of box.
  • Rarely drops a new UT Crossbow and UT Prism. There is also a very rare new Jaco Pet Skin!

Updated Drop Changes on Existing Enemies:

Abyss of Demons
  • Defense Potions are no longer guaranteed.
  • Improved Vitality Potion drop distribution.
Stone Guardians
  • Defense Potion drop chances have been increased.
Janus the Doorwarden
  • Now mainly drops Attack Potions, in addition occasional Defense Potions and there is also still a small chance to get Vitality Potions.
  • Increased quality of tiered gear drops.
  • Rarely drops a new UT Shield!

Craig will always open the Puppet Master's Encore, but he will be able to bring back the Lair of Shaitan in the near future!

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About This Game

Realm of the Mad God is the first ever free to play Bullet Hell MMO. Team up with dozens of players and battle through the Realm of the Mad God, Oryx. With a retro 8-bit style, Realm is an evolution of traditional MMO gameplay. A dozen classes and hundreds of items to discover means Realm is easy to play but difficult to master. Players can jump in Realm for 5 minutes or stay online for hours because there is nothing to install or download.

Key Features

  • Action combat! No turn-based battles here, only skilled running and gunning.
  • Epic boss battles. Navigate demented waves of bullets from nasty demons.
  • True cooperative play. All experience is shared and you win by playing together.
  • Great 8-bit art: Retro styling straight from the 8-bit era.
  • Over a dozen unique character classes. Play as a powerful wizard, a clever mystic, a brawling warrior.
  • Loot! Hundreds of weapons, potions, armors, and rings.
  • PermaDeath. Dying well means something in Realm. Earn fame if you survive for long enough and kill enough monsters.
  • Sheep. The sheep say 'Baa.'

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.6 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
99.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
With so many moving parts to learn and a seemingly infinite breadth of options to explore, diving into any new MMO is a major investment of time and energy. It's exhausting, really, which is why I appreciate a game like the free-to-play Realm of the Mad God. This fantasy-themed, co-operative bullet hell MMORPG is beautifully simple, yet deep enough to keep you chained to your PC for days on end. It takes only a minute or so to get right into the action, and, once you get a taste for running around with a gaggle of your fellow pixelated-warriors raising hell and slaying beasts across the online realm, it's hard to stop.

Like any of the other thousands of players populating the bustling game world, you've been summoned by Oryx the Mad God to serve as dinner for his hungry minions. Of course, you've got other plans. Venturing out beyond the safety of the hub nexus, your mission is to blast beasties, collect loot, grow more powerful, and then stick it to the evil deity. Spraying magic projectiles around the screen while dodging incoming fire from blocky sumo wrestlers, dragons, goblin wizards, and stranger creatures you encounter takes on a classic, arcade-like quality. The straightforwardness is appealing – move, shoot, collect – and when you weave in exploration, obsessive loot hunting, RPG character growth and the camaraderie of smiting evil alongside other adventurers, sessions grow intensely hypnotic. Even if you never survive long enough get reach Oryx's doom lair, there's a ton of fun to be found in collaborating with other players in battle and unlocking cool new classes to play.

Each of Realm of the Mad God's 13 unique character classes are accessed by reaching certain level benchmarks in other classes. Above all, this is what kept me glued to my keyboard playing for hours at a time. You start as a mewling wizard who can fire blasts of magic in any direction, but as you play longer and level-up, you eventually open-up more interesting classes like the necromancer, huntress, mystic, and assassin. Every class has its own set of weapons and items, magic powers, special abilities, and perks. They all play differently, and I got a thrill every time I unlocked a new one to try out. This adds tremendous replay potential too, since unlocking the coolest characters requires you to spend some serious time with each class.

Perma-death layers-on an intense roguelike element to the already zany large-scale bullet hell RPG slugfest unfolding on any given server, and it seriously ups the challenge and risk factor. Getting careless will get you killed and force you to re-start your current character over from level 1. As frustrating as it can be, death is sometimes a welcome opportunity to try out another class, since you can only have one character at a time without using microtransactions to purchase additional slots. But when you're committed to keeping your favorite character alive, the threat of losing all your hard-earned experience and loot gently nudges you into working together with other players and forming impromptu gang of warriors to tackle the tougher swarms of foes as a group.

Realm of the Mad God's streamlined approach to MMO gaming also changes up player interaction in good ways. Since there's no PvP, everyone in the realm is after the same goals – slay, loot, and level-up. As you come across other players, the desire to tag along and pitch in for tougher fights comes intuitively. You share the experienced gained from defeating foes as long as you hit them once, and there's generally plenty of loot to go around. Typing in chat text makes a speech bubble appear over your hero, and communicating in short bursts is effective for concocting plans outside of the heat of battle. When you do find other comrades you want to stick with, you can highlight nearby players and lock their names to your menu bar, allowing you to teleport to their location instantly if you get separated. It's a simple and easy-to-use system that works well.

The realm itself is surprisingly vast, with a diverse landscape that holds more dangerous and inventive foes the further you venture away from your spawn point. Weaker baddies, like scorpions and pirates, populate the sunny beachside. But push through the thick forests, crumbling ruins, and mountains beyond, and you'll find powerful god-like foes capable of slaying low-level adventurers with a single strike. It's these formidable opponents you have to defeat in order to reach Oryx. Thankfully, when you need a break from battle or a quick getaway, tapping the insert key warps you back to the safety of the nexus where you can trade, use fame points or in-game cash to purchase special items, form a guild, and heal-up.

It may be vastly different from its big-league brethren, but this stylish indie MMO has loads of staying power to match its unique concept. Realm of the Mad God&#Array;s accessible arcade-style bullet hell action blends with RPG nerdiness in some truly potent ways, and the lovely pixilated world holds an abundance of adventure that&#Array;s ripe for the taking. Easy to jump into and damn near impossible to quit, this unusual free-to-play MMO hybrid is worth every second of your spare time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
É do tipo o jogo que você joga e quando morre e ver que perde tudo você tem vontade de quebrar o pc, ééé foi isso que aconteceu com meu antigo pc ;-;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
6 Hours on steam,on browser +400 hours.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
It's so hyper
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It's pretty fun to play with friends once in a while, however I wouldn't see myself playing this game for longer than an hour.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This game is unplayable. The server lag is ridiculous. Also, the in game UI isn't scalled properly, so now I can't even play at all. The ad to buy stuff is almost completely off the screen so I can't click to close it. Obviously, this game is coded like ♥♥♥♥. If you can get this thing to work properly with no lag, it seems like it would be fun.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Does this ♥♥♥♥ game even give cards
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DJTurtleLove (Bad At TF2)
10.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
love this game i loved it in my childhood im sure as damn hell im gonna like it now play it if you're a RPG nerd
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Mega Slowbro
6.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
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16.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
Always a nice game to come back too
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85.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
11/10 would play again
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50.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Guys i have this problem. when i try to start rotmg up it cant start up. it says at the start im playing the game but it wont start up and after some seconds it says im not playing the game. im on mac and i have downloaded AIR, and i have reinstaled the game. please help me
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319.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
A personal top 5 best MMORPG games.
Have invested more then 20$USD in this game and have enjoyed it for years.
Always replay value, and easy to get back into in the future to keep grinding away at the high Tier items.
If you die you lose all your gear and have to start over.
Lvl cap 20 - then earn Fame for use as currency ingame.
Very well rounded team powerups.

Warning; Beware of Adobe Air updates for MAC users. The update will stop ROTMG ability to load from steam.
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2.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
This game is like amazing. Its perfect for people who enjoy massive multiplayer games and fantasy RPGs. The fact its also free is an added bonus :D
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185.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
Before you question my sanity: Yes, I have played this for almost 200 hours, as of writing this review. And I do not reccomend it. Why?


Realm of the Mad God is obviously a very addicting and fun game, but not for the faint of heart. Basically everything you do in this game is pointless, as eventually you'll die. It's like all the game is about is preparing for other versions of yourself. Which also will be preparing for OTHER versions of yourself.

I never really feel like I make progress in the game. And in fact, I don't. Nobody does. Sure, there are new classes to unlock and get better at but it never comes to a conclusion. The only permanent items you can get are basically skins, and because of this the MMO feeling of "Hell yeah I got a rare item and it's mine forever!" getting destroyed, the game becomes boring as hell.

Combining an MMO with a roguelike, and adding Bullet Hell to that DOES make this game hell of adrenaline rush, but eventually you start to see all the flaws of the concept. They don't fit together at all.

Because of all of this, I simply can not reccomend this game. You'll think it's fun at first, but eventually it gets repetitive and boring. Despite all of this, I am probably gonna continue to play anyway. Because it's SO FRICKIN ADDICTIVE.

(EDIT: Also, I should mention this game is pay to win. INCREDIBLY pay to win. Simple things, such as creating another character slot or buying storage space even costs real money. Not to mention, the "Gold" Currency, which is what you buy with money, can ONLY be achieved by purcashing it. Yep.)

TL;DR: Nothing is permanent, you can't make progress
Overall Grade(s):
At a point when you feel like the game is fun: 8/10
At a point when you feel like the game is boring as heck: 1/10
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35.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
Recommended ✔
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193.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
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