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 27

Halloween Patch 2016

Dear Players,

Please find below the patch notes for version 27.7.X7. Halloween is nearly upon us and we have prepared a special themed event for it. There are also some new exclusive skins and items as well as some impactful fixes. We hope you enjoy the new content, have fun collecting the “candy” loot and are lucky enough to get the exclusive Headless Rider skin! Read on below for details.

New: Halloween Themed Content

The nexus is spookier than ever. Red Healing Fountains!

Oryx 2 has reached his final form (at least temporarily)

The Halloween Cemetery including new enemies

  • A new Halloween event Dungeon was created. Defeat the Pumpkin Master and his minions.

The Zombie Invasion
  • Zombie Hordes are back! But now they come with an old friend, so watch out. He will also drop candy!
  • Beware of Bonegrind this time around

Pumpkin Shrines
  • They will be spawning around the world
  • Be careful, reportedly the Headless Horseman is never far

2 new character skins
  • The Headless Rider (Paladin Skin)
  • The Vampire Lord (Necromancer Skin)

3 new pet skins
  • Pumpkin Head (Belongs to the Headless Rider)
  • Giant Vampire Bat
  • Sir Bagston

Collectible Halloween Candy Tokens
  • Special Candy Token items will drop in various Halloween themed locations / events. (Best chances are supposedly in the Halloween Cemetary)
  • Collect 50 Candy Tokens to achieve the new Headless Rider Skin
  • Note that any leftover tokens will be removed after the Halloween event is be over

Reskinned Halloween Items
  • The 6 T11 Halloween weapons now drop instead of the 6 T11 Winter weapons
  • Bow of Nightmares, Skull-splitter Sword, Staff of Horrific Knowledge, Dagger of the Terrible Talon, Wand of Ancient Terror, Corrupted Cleaver

A special trick item (in case somebody did not give you a nice treat)
  • A rare consumable and just the right thing for your trick or treat experience. You will have to find one to figure out what it exactly does though.

Mystery Box Shop
  • Purchase limit functionality added (this will not be applied to all boxes)


  • Various fixes for issues with the Steam overlay for purchases
  • Issues with various foreign currencies

Stacked shots
  • Stacked shots were fixed in various locations. Some encounters were rebalanced as a result but death shouldn’t come as such a surprise anymore :)
  • Djinn, Lucky Djinn, Grand Sphinx
  • Jon Bilgewater the Pirate King, Mini Larva, Armor Guard, Zombie Hulk, Mini Werewolf
  • All Artifacts in Tomb of the Ancients and Bes
  • All Spiders in Spider Den and The Crawling Depths
  • Several enemies in the Shatters: The Forgotten King, Royal Guardian J, The Forgotten Sentinel, Stone Paladin, Stone Mage, Fire Mage, Fire Adept, Glacier Archmage and everyone's favorite, the Ice Adept!
  • Fixed/reduced stacked patterns occurring from stuns
  • All Killer Pillars at the Avatar of the Forgotten King are now Stun Immune
  • Ice Sphere, Archmage's Ice Sphere, Ice Portal, Fire Portal, Inferno, White Dragon Orb

  • Fixed Horseman Anchors preventing players from pausing in the Godlands
  • Fixed several typos and language errors
  • Fixed The Cursed Crown animation
  • Fixed trade request panel breaking the locklist


  • Balance adjustments for Stone Mage, Fire Mage and to a smaller extent the Grand Sphinx, due to stacked shot fixes (see below)
  • The Cursed Amulet of Zombification is now known as the Amulet of Dispersion and no longer zombifies, revives or disappears upon leaving the area
  • Interact hotkey can now be used to reject trade requests and to open the guild board
  • Increased Court of Oryx portal duration (this was already part of a hotfix recently), reduced HP of Janus' Chest
  • Significantly reduced damage threshold for untiered drops from Skuld
  • Slight change to Abyss of Demons DEF drops (small increase overall)
  • Adjusted projectile aesthetics for the Forgotten Sentinel
  • Craig will now randomly spawn Puppet Master Encore or Lair of Shaitan portals.

This event will last for about 2-3 weeks. After the time is up, everything will be reverted to it’s old state but of course you get to keep your items. The only exception are the Halloween Candy Tokens. They will disappear when the next patch is applied. So be sure to double click them when you have 50 to create the Headless Rider Skin.

Our continued thanks goes to our community for providing great assets via our draw tool that we sometimes just have to touch up slightly to get them into the game! A special thanks this time around goes out to Clickbait for creating the cool Vampire Lord.

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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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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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19 of 21 people (90%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
185.7 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Amazing game, instantly in love with it. Game machanics are wonderful. Would recommend
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
259.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
i love this game but i h8 it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Always a nice game to come back too
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Of course I recommend this game, no really, join us in the game where you die, over and over. And over. And over.

And over


But really, for a game where you lose your character and their items on death, it's somehow a great game, and you keep playing, suffering, farming, and dying on the inside every time your pixelated character gets sent to their grave.

So yeah, all that and stuff. But here's the thing I wanted to say:

Realm of the Mad God went through a time when it was new and great, owned by... Wildshadow? Correct me if I'm wrong... but anyway, after that it went through stages and then wh-KABAM. (The game was bought by Kabam, literally) And so then the game went through a time when it was still 'okay' but a great deal of players were not liking the money-grabbing Kabam people, and the changes they were making, so the reviews went a bit sour.

But this year (2016) it was handed over/bought (However you want to put it) to DECA GAMES, which plans on 'making RotMG great again!' and I think they just might. [Almost] Anything's better than Kabam!

So yes, there are nasty reviews still left over from the Kabam age, and changes yet to be made in-game.

There has never been a better time to join than now! And I know, because I started playing during the Kabam age on Kongregate. It's only getting better!

#MakeThisGameGreatAgain @DECA GAMES
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Vary good game ...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Realm Of The Mad God

A Very Fun And Addicting 2d side scrolling pick a class and kill s**t type of game.

  • Fun And Addicting
  • 2d And Cartoonish
  • Pick A Class And Go

  • Lots Of Spam
  • In Game Purchases With Real Money
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
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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✪ GGolden // Astral
56.2 hrs
Posted: October 27
great game :3
alot of fun
kinda p2w but at the same time f2p
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Internet man
1,106.1 hrs
Posted: October 27
I've played since 2012 so I believe I have some legit grounds to review this game. In a nutshell it went from skill to pay to win real quick and now it's ♥♥♥♥. Hopefully the new devs from DECA can help.
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803.6 hrs
Posted: October 26
This game is cancerous and addicting, I have been playing for about 800 hours now and all ive done is die over and over again, if you want a good pet you have to pay lots of money to deca and everyone is so mean that i cri everytime i play this game. I have thought about not playing this game anymore because 70% of the population hack and its gotten to the point ewhere there are guilds that only accept hackers and it is super cancerous.

Overall i would rate 9/11, bush bomb this game like you did the twin towers <3
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4.0 hrs
Posted: October 26
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 26
0/10 no chest quest or anything just pay with real money to get another chest
would be nice if they make a quest that will give u a free chest
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55.9 hrs
Posted: October 25
I love it
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Phantom エッジ
462.9 hrs
Posted: October 25
Realm is so fun honestly. I've been playing for years now and now that deca has taken over, realm is getting more content which makes me very happy. The community is friendly, the game is fun and addictive and the game is free to play. Everything in the game (expect SOME items that are more like unneeded extras like dyes, pet food, keys, vaults and backpacks which are more like shortcuts to be fair) can be obtained ingame and game has lots of repeat value, defeat all the bosses, get all the classes to 5 stars, get a white star, defeat oryx and oryx 2, get every white bag possible in the game, get all the skins in the game, max all the characters the list goes on and on. People may say 'Oh, I'm maxed and I killed oryx the mad god. Guess I'm done.' Nope, u wrong son. Oryx keeps coming back to rule different realms, you come back to stop him.
11/10 - Amazing free to play game. I have high hopes for deca, at the moment it seems really positive. Keep it up!
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395.0 hrs
Posted: October 25
It's free, that's a start.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
I recommend this game. But I wouldn't play it via steam instal. This should be played on KABAM Games, it's way more fun there I think.
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13.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
please fix this ♥♥♥♥ing game ive been playing it for 4 years i still recommend it but i use the web browser version cause its the one ive been using all this time and for some ♥♥♥♥ing reason whenever i try to login before i can even login it says you have been idle for more than 10 minutes and kicks me
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