Fight your way through 50 levels full of thrilling action with hordes of challenging enemies and tough bosses! Obludia is an old-school arcade arena action inspired by classics such as Robotron or Smash-TV with RPG elements.
User reviews: Mixed (51 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 18, 2014
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"A not so good but still somewhat decent binding of isaac clone"

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“"go buy this game if retro arena-shooters are your thing. It’s fun, has a heightened sense of gaming tension and a sort of humor that permeates the game like Bob’s bean-burrito farts."”
CrotchetyOldGamer

“"releases like Obludia are definitely games to watch out for."”
4/5 – Geekenstein

““For a home-made game, Obludia is a lovely and addictive game””
NearlyEnoughDice

About This Game

Obludia is an old-school arcade arena action inspired by classics such as Robotron or Smash-TV with RPG elements.

You play as a demon hunter whose purpose is to survive in a dangerous dungeons.
Fight your way through 50 levels full of thrilling action with hordes of challenging enemies and tough bosses. Enjoy mighty power-ups and deadly weapons!

Enter the world of Obludia and SLAY the EVIL!

Game Features:

  • 50 levels full of thrilling action!
  • 8 Deadly weapons and Nice Spells!
  • Old-School arcade gameplay!
  • Local co-op: Play single player or together with a friend!
  • Destroy Hordes of monsters like: Zombies, Skeletons, Spiders and more.
  • Fight with 5 powerful Bosses.
  • Save the Princess (she is not princess… be careful)
  • Level up your little hero and collect many special power-ups!
  • Includes 16 Steam Achievements!
  • AND MUCH MORE!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP / Vista / Seven
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
A poor man's Binding of issac, it's not too bad. I reccomend you get it on sale, the most I'd spend on it is 5$. It's the type of game you play when you're bored and just want something to shoot at, or if you're at a friend's house when you're not included in an activity or whatnot. Not alot of content, I rather like it for how simple it is, I've also heard it's easy. I haven't played a ton yet but this game barely comes out with a positive review ratio. Get it on sale, I say it's worth the 3$ I dropped on it, not worth the 10$ it's default price is at.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
My first reaction was- "Wait! Binding of the Isaac???"

I am not really a fan of Clones, I believe that they take out the hard work of another and turn it into easy bucks.

But, after playing this game, I honestly don't think that it is a clone. Hold on, I said it is not a clone, not a game completely original. It is not Binding Of The Isaac in its exact form.

The genre maybe the same, but this game has its own form of fun. Its an arcade-type game. You just go in and shoot the hell out of everyone/thing. It is a great pass-time. You need no concentration, no timing, no nothing. Just click and hold the left mouse button. The only thing you have to do is to make sure you are equipped with the right weapon.

Pros-
* Pet Bats! Now who thought of that!
* Pet dog, which can become rabid and kill everything at some point.
* Good Background scores

Cons-
* Saving is a pain. You can save only when you are at a shop (level).
* As if spiders jumping around isn't annoying, the rats jump too!

7/10 for this indie game. Would obludia again!
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98 of 117 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
Obludia caught my eye as I have a deep love for topdown action shooters, especially with RPG elements and perma-death. However, I definitely by no means loved this game, I don't hate it either, it's just a bit bland at the moment.

(I haven't played the most recent build, but I've included edits at the end to state improvements since the first build, so take the do not recommend with consideration.)

Main factors as to why I currently discourage buying this vidyagame:
-Both the character and most enemies are sluggish movers, but you can always effortlessly dodge them (EDIT: dev has since increased the speed of certain enemies and their projectiles)
-Most enemies just run towards you and occasionally shoot a slow moving projectile at you when in a certain proximity (may not be the case any more, dev is also adding in new enemies)
-Bosses easily killed by spamming dynamite, which is absurdly cheap from the store. Even without it you can safely kite them with almost no risk
-Somewhat short and easy, I beat the game on my first attempt in about half an hour without coming close to death at any point (EDIT: dev has balanced the difficulty as well as added in a hard mode and a bonus area)
-Traps are banal and pose no threat as you can just stand in a safe spot and kill anything before it gets to you anyway (EDIT: recent updates have introduced more challenging traps)
-Level up system and spell unlocking seems pointless as there's no NG+ or difficulty increase and stats reset after the game ends

It's worth noting that the developer(s) appears quite dilligent with their updates and responds well to feedback, updating with tweaks, fixes, etc. within a few days of release, and has continued to provide constructive and well-executed updates.

I do look forward to them being able to make this game far more enjoyable, as it definitely has potential once they add in a mode/feature that provides extra replay value.
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
Let me start this review by saying that i am not sure if i should reccomend this game or not,to find out why i feel this way about this game read on.
Let me say that this game is addictive and once you start to play you wont want to put it down and thats the biggest problem this game has,once you start you will carry on and then eventually you will reach the end of the game (solo that is) and go is that it ??
In the play time i have had so far i have finished both the solo game and got a large way through the CO-OP as well,and for the ammount of time i have been playing (and at the price it is at the moment £5.39) i dont feel that the game really offers value for money.
Ok brass tacks time,the graphics are good and do their job well and at times i felt like i was playing "THE BINDING OF ISAAC" as it resembles this game in both graphics and play style,the sound in game does its job well with all the creatures you face making their own beastly noises.
The gameplay itself (like i have allready said) reminds me of playing "ISAAC" in so much as you enter a dungeon then clear it and move on to the next,on the way collecting magic spell books,a pet dog,dynamite and various other helpfull items.But and it is an important "BUT",this game doesnt have the likeability or long term appeal that,that game does.
There are 5 different levels to play through and they all differ in style and mosters (and therefore all need their own way to approach and play them) but once you have done that and collected all the acheivements thats it.
Now there is CO-OP but it doesnt differ much from the main game and will (as you realise what to do) be just as easy to beat,and thats the problem with this game it is just to easy to "BEAT IT".
So now i have written the review i know how i feel,i would have reccomended this game hands down if it had been longer and harder,but whats there just doesnt warrant the price tag and hand on heart i wouldent reccomend it to my friends or anyone else who reads this review at the price it is (when it is in a bundle or has a price drop-AND A LARGE ONE-it will be worth getting).
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
The developer crows that Obludia was inspired by Robotron or Smash-TV. Not nearly in the same league but a thumbs up for being a cute indie arena twinstick with a shop, some spells and a pooch that picks up after you.
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