FAMAZE is a retro themed roguelike puzzle adventure game. Choose the the dashing Knight, the cunning Thief, or the mystical Wizard each with unique special powers. Delve into The Mad King's ever changing dungeon to rescue the rutabagas! Never the same game twice! Music by Disasterpeace and Art by Oryx.
User reviews: Very Positive (163 reviews)
Release Date: May 5, 2014

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Famaze is a retro themed puzzle adventure game. The game combines charming SNES era visuals and sound, randomized "roguelike"mazes, strategy and puzzles, rpg elements, and a fun lighthearted story. The game is simple to pick up but offers endless replay because of the procedural nature of its levels.

The story of the game involves a mad king who has captured the happy rutabagas of the land and has turned them into evil monsters to guard his kingdom while he searches for the elusive perfect recipe for rutabaga pudding. The heroes of the land (a knight, thief, or wizard) must delve deep into the king's domain to rescue the rutabagas, find the gem of truth to unravel the secret recipe and put a stop to the mad king's plot.

Original soundtrack by Disasterpeace
Artwork by Oryx

  • Procedurally generated puzzle dungeons created infinite replayability.
  • Environmental variables including treasure chests, pit traps, healing blocks, and magic beacons.
  • 3 heroes to choose from with powerful unique abilities.
  • Useful items including potions, fireballs, teleport orbs, and magic crystals.
  • Collectible hidden artifact pieces meta game with artifact summary screen.
  • A fun, lighthearted story line.
  • An original soundtrack including 23 unique tracks by Disasterpeace
  • Detailed stat tracking including gold, high scores, types of monster kills, etc.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP (32 bit)
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory
    • Hard Drive: 64 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I like it!
this is a very short game (has like 8 levels). you need to grab a key and escape a maze
But the maze is full of enemies(spiders, trolls and werid jelly bubules lol) traps and other suprises.
you need to act wisely and save resouces like light and helth points and find some treasures and coins.
there are 3 diffrent heros- each one has diffrent skills
in conclusion its a small fun game:P give it a shot :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
FAMAZE is the simplest rogue-like i know. Originally made for phones and the browser FAMAZE was a really fun little rogue-like that was perfect if you only had 5 minutes or so. The goal of FAMAZE is to find a key and to get to the end of the dungeon. In most rogue-likes, when you move, the monsters move too but in FAMAZE most monsters are stationary. They just block your way. Attacking monsters causes you and your foe to lose 1hitpoint. In order to stay alive you need potions that refill your life. The catch however is that you only have 2 inventory slots. This mechanic leads to alot of strategic thinking. FAMAZE also has a rather interesting lightning mechanic. If the light touches an enemy it turns into an healing item. This is an easy way of defeating your foes. So FAMAZE is a fun little rogue-like that is perfect to play while downloading a huge game or so ;D. If you want a strategic rogue-like that is really complex look somewhere else(ToME is perfect if you're looking for that;D) Simple but fun!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Famaze is a pretty neat indie game, I dont know how to describe it really apart from what you can learn on the store page. I was able to complete the game on normal and collect most of the artifacts in around 45 minutes, so the game is pretty short, after you beat normal mode however you unlock a harder difficulty, so the game could last you quite a few hours. The game feels alot like a rougelike game so you probably wont get tired of the game a second time around if it held your attention long enough to complete it once. Famaze is free on Steam now, so I hope if it looks interesting to you you will take the time to try it, its simple and small, and if you like retro games you're sure to think its pretty neat.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
unique gameplay...but kinda repetitive & become boring after few dungeons...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Silly Rogue like random Dungeon Dive ...

In the dark you will confront your inner fears (Monsters), but in the Light they transform into simple vegetables. Explore dungeons trying to avoid traps/monsters and collect as many food items & loot as possible.

Twenty years ago I would have enjoyed this game, especially with the retro interface.

2/5 Stars (as a Childrens game).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The repetitive nature is something you'd expect from a rogue-like game but this one handles it very simply with a level system and dungeon-crawler items like flare, fireball, healing potion, and more. Fun, Cute, and most of all , well done. 8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
First attempt: Played as knight. Lasted around 1 minute. Figured out how to used special ability Smite when I was down to 2 HP. Never even found the key.
Second attempt: Played as thief. Disarmed all the traps, open all the chests, snatch all the coins, light all the beacons, stab all the ghosts, run from all the bulky skeleton wizard looking things, accidentally wake all the winged-eyeball ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s, murderize and rip out the throats of the 1 HP fodder creeps, hug all the slimes, find most of the secret rooms, and finish the game.
BUT GET THE WRONG RECIPE!
but unlock the expert mode
BUT...WRONG...RECIPE...HMMMNNNGGGEEEEAAAARRRRHH!!
Third attempt: Thief, pape and rillage, THERE ARE SECRET SUB-ROOMS?! WHAT DOES THIS ARTIFACT DO?! closed out of game in The Treasury when I teleported into a walled off area to get a potion...
...
...God I love this game...
No love for the wizard. I wanna be the next Lupin IIIrd guys. With permadeath and magic light that turns gobbledygooks into kawaii rutabagas
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
there is no strategy or point to this game, just walk around till you find the key and then go to the next level
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Very simple, easy and short game, you finish it under 1 hour and there is no single reason to play it more. The overall idea could have way more interesting implementation.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Fun and addictive, this game is certainly unique.
Mixing strategy, puzzles and rpg elements, the mazes are totally random giving you a taste of new adventures so you dont get bored seeing the same view over and over again.
I would gladly recommend this to anyone, especially to retro gamers.
Dont wait to play this game, its free, PLAY IT NOW!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
I like this game, but I just don't really understand what I need to do in it. When I'd finished it, and please note that what I'm about to say would be somewhat of a spoiler, I was told that I had found the Book of Truth (I think that is what it was called) and that there was this recipe. But then I was told that I had to find the Gem of Truth, after which I was led back to the menu screen.
This game, I found, was somewhat purposeless. I discovered that all I had to do, or at least what I thought I had to do, was to find the key in each level and use it on a locked door (a square with a keyhole on the 'minimap').
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
This game was actually pretty funny. I really wish it was longer and had some achievements :-)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
This a simplistic, but beautiful roguelike, It's something I could happily spend hours on even if i did only intend to play it for five minutes, theres not much in the way of deep story telling, or fancy graphics, the game is literally what you see in the pictures, but for anyone, who wants a good way to kill time, I would highly recommend it. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Mamas,

don't let your babies grow up to be....

....turnips.

10/10 Would Install.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
It's free now. It's simple, roguelike and...simple. Give it a try.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
kind of rubbish it is free to play but it not very fun
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
its only fun for a few minutes then later on its gets repetitive.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Don't even bother... procedurally generated is procedrually generated... This game gets incredibly boring after like 30 minutes... same repetitive crap over and over...

You have to find 7 pieces of something or other...let's say it's pieces of candy, to finish the game. After like 7 or 8 random maps and only finding 1 piece of candy arbitrarily placed on the map, I had seen enough... this game will swallow your soul and it's not even good.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
HELL of a roguelike idea, needs a LOT more content though.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Famaze is an amazing dungeon crawler, me liking dungeon crawlers is probably a good thing to this game!
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