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.
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Mixed (51 reviews) - 54% of the 51 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 18, 2014

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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."”

“"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””

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!

System Requirements

    • OS: XP / Vista / Seven
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
The only reason I bought this is because I got suckered in while I was in shock from grief the day my brother in law died, July 19, 2014. This was released a day earlier on the 18th. I came home on July 19th at about 11pm, only a few hours after I had been holding his hand after he died in his hospital bed at the age of 38. I remember sitting here looking at my screen and not even knowing where the ♥♥♥♥ I was and barely able to even function because it is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I saw this in the store and thought wow this looks like the Binding of Isaac but way better, because I hate that game. The $9 and screenshots, unknown dev, and everything else was a red flag but I was out of my mind and said fk it and bought it. Any other time I would have waited to see user reviews. Buying this is one of the biggest mistakes and was almost as traumatizing as watching my brother-in-law take his last breath. This piece of crap should be removed from steam or have its price dropped to $2.99 at most. $9 is criminal. The controls are fine, and the gameplay is not bad, but it can be beat in under two hours, is extremely easy, and the fact that it was made by one person really shows in its dog crap indie genericness. It is about one-tenth of a game in terms of length and quality. It is not even close to being considered a releasable game and never will be.

0/10, this is a direct result of steam having no quality control whatsoever.
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100 of 119 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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41 of 65 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
I almost never write reviws, but the asking price for this game is horrible, the game took me one hour to beat.... they dont have a list of controls when you start the game so good luck with that you hit Escape (usual pause right?) ends your game and kicks you back to main menu, but again the length of the game is entirely to short for what there asking.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
There are some games that I play to have fun, to really immerse myself into the game. Then there are some games which I play with the sole purpose of getting 100% in the game relatively quickly. This game falls squarely into the latter category.

Obludia is a game from Slovakian developers FobTi Interactive. Apparently it's a "one-man" studio. The game was programmed in Game Maker Studio - not an entirely bad effort, but nothing special either.

A game inspired by Robotron and Smash-TV, you basically descend the levels of...whatever it is you're descending...killing enemies, gaining gold that can be used to buy items from shops that appear along the way, and doing it for 50 levels total.

The main problem with this game is the amount of comparisons it gets to The Binding of Isaac, when in reality the two games can't be more different. For instance: TBOI features randomly generated dungeons while Obludia uses the same level layouts over and over again. The only "rogue-like" aspect of Obludia is the permadeath, but even permadeath can be cheated with the possibility of save slots that can be bought from shopkeepers. With the game interface also looking similar (...okay, to be honest they look rather different, but the main elements are there in their spots!) it is hard not to be reminded of TBOI, especially if you, like me, are a veteran of the latter.

With that out of the way, here's what I found that I didn't quite like about this game:
  • Too boring. After a while, enemies became relatively easy to dodge. Using my well-honed skills from TBOI and not long after starting this game I felt like a master already. I will say though that hard mode was a slightly better challenge.
  • Graphic style seems under-developed. I don't usually like to nitpick on graphics, but, put it this way, you have people like Edmund McMillen that puts quite a decent amount of care into TBOI artwork), and Dean Dodrill, the one-man creator of Dust: An Elysian Tail. Now I'm not saying it's bad, just that it could have been better.
  • Achievement progress is...screwy. If you're working on any particular achievement, you have to do it WITHOUT CLOSING THE GAME MIDWAY. The game does not actually save your progress towards the achievement. Used 9 Holy Crosses and then quit the game to take a break? Too bad. You have to start from 0 all over again.
  • Other minor nitpicks include cycling through weapons in only one direction, as pointed out by another reviewer - having to go all the way through again was quite annoying.
  • Lastly, I cringed at the shopkeeper levels from World 2 onwards. Every world after world 1 has their own theme song. The shopkeeper has his own theme song. Guess what? At the shopkeeper, both the shop song and the world theme song are played AT THE SAME TIME! The end result was an initially funny, but later terribly grating, cacophonous discord.

That being said, I did like the music overall. It helped to lighten the mood, considering what I was going through.

Maybe...maybe I had too much expectations coming from TBOI. I don't know. But whatever it is, Obludia will most likely not last you for long. Probably a good thing considering the tedium. It really pains me to rate this down, since I desperately wanted to like it as a BOI replacement, but...there you go.

When to buy
8 bucks? No thanks. Trade for a bundle key/link. If you want to throw 8 bucks at a game, make it TBOI. Or, better yet, bump that up to 15 bucks and make it TBOI: Rebirth.

Other games from the same dev
This game wasn't that good, but the one below is better:


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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Worth a playthrough, but not nearly as much content as other games in the genre.

It is technically permadeath, but there are multiple save points throughout the game to fall back on, so it's a lot easier to finish than others, too.

Get it on sale. Beat it once. Uninstall forever.


Edit for Achievement Hunters:

I managed to 100% this game in about 7 hours~. I can't be too sure because my play time isn't right on Steam. I always seem to get kicked off my PC when I log in on my phone, so my play time on a lot of games is way off.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Interesting mix of Binding of Isaac and Hero Siege.
+ Nice graphics-sounds.
+ Good variety of weapons, enemies and power-ups.
+ 5 different bosses.
+ It can be quite addictive for some time.

+/- Cleverly hidden secret room, but unfortunately there's only one...
+/- The spells are a nice addition and can get you out of some pretty tough situations with minimum damage, however there's only three of them.

- It's very small since it took me 4 hours to gain every achievement (after that, there's nothing more to keep your interest in the game...). Normal mode took me about 35-40 minutes to beat and I finished it only on my second try, plus the hard mode isn't much more difficult and you'll finish it sooner or later.
- There's an upgrade system with points and some stats e.g. power or health, but with the game being so small and the amount of available points to use being only 4, after beeting every boss, I don't think that where you spent them will make a significant difference.
- The 5 different locations are few and get repetitive after some replays.
- Some times the movement of the character and enemies can get glitchy, thus leading to unnecessary deaths.

Recommended to anyone that has already spent a considerable amount of time playing BoI and Hero Siege who wants to try another game like these (but a lot shorter in duration), only if they find it in a good discount or as part of a bundle.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2014
Obludia is a fitting name for the game that it describes. Much like arcade classics such as Zaxxon, Sinistar, and Galaga, it’s a striking one word title that also belongs to an eventual end boss named Lord Obludia who can only be conquered by players who spend hours mastering the game’s controls. It’s the kind of title that makes me glad we don’t live in an age of quarter munching cabinets, as practice really makes perfect in this fantasy themed Smash TV-esque twin stick action game. Of course, the more recent release also means that the game trades in a retro art style for more Flash based graphics and chiptune music for a downright hokey soundscape. Still, what it lacks in presentation it makes up for gameplay, and Obludia should be on your radar if you ever spent an hour in a dimly lit room waggling a joystick.

NOTE: Playtime doesn't account for time with the game spent on alternative press account.

Want to read more? My full review is available over at
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Obludia is an old-school arcade-arena-action game. If you look at some screenshots, it might look like a rogue-lite game like The Binding of Isaac, but it is not.

You have to defeat waves of monsters through 50 levels in 5 different worlds (one boss every ten levels) using both weapons and magic. You have access to only 3 spells (you will need to buy them first, then use mana to cast them) and to a lot of weapons. Sadly, only a few of them are effective, I recommend the classic crossbow plus the machine-gun, and maybe the dynamite. The melee weapons are too dangerous because you would have to be very close to the ennemies to damage them.

There are some RPG elements, like shops (you can buy a dog that is going to fetch gold, potions are available as well as ammos, ...) and a kind of level-up : after defeating a boss, you can increase your attack, your life, your mana or your speed. You can also get some boosts or special items that will help you killing the ennemies.

Both graphics and music are nice. Regarding the difficulty of the game, I would say that it is easy on "normal" and challenging on the other one (tips : upgrade speed after the first boss because ennemies are too fast for you + use machine-gun as soon as you can, buying ammos at shops).

Once you have completed the game on both difficulties, there is almost nothing to do. You can try to get a better score to appear in the leader board, or you can try the mutli-player mode. Nevertheless, developers are listening to people and updating the game according to feedbacks, which is a good thing, and we might get more content in the future. Fun and enjoyable game, especially with a pad :)
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1.5 hrs
Posted: December 20, 2015
It's ok. 0 originallity.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 25, 2015
Charming visuals. But the movement was too slow and the enemies too simple.
Inventory management wasn't intuitive.. Neither were the hotkeys.

Additionally, the game controller barely worked.
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Vaibhav Vishal
34.9 hrs
Posted: July 20, 2015
I just hate top-down shooters.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: May 7, 2015
Do not buy for full price, wait for sale. It’s quite good and quite short. Great ‘filler’.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: April 6, 2015
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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†LK† Ex-Nihilo
1.5 hrs
Posted: March 29, 2015
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.

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

* 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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1.9 hrs
Posted: February 26, 2015
took me about an hour or less to beat 2 trys <3

which this is a great game to pass the time it may be short but u can replay replay replay as its worth it.
u got a few weapons mainly guns and 2 melee and 1 tossable that ive noticed. secondary u have mines,tnt and also a few spells.
u can buy urself a dog and his upgrade in the shop which makes it kinda easier as he collects coins and attacks.
oh and well the bonus level is kinda funny as ur objective is to play wipeout on some chickens that come dashing in and out. link would be proud of you xd.
the game itself may be short but it is worth playing <3 also keep ur eye out for some parody hints as u make your way thru the game.
oh and... that chicken bought the last gameboy... he must die!!! ~ ull see what i mean if u play thru each area and look around the shop.

overall its
worth replaying over and over again <3 10/10

if this review is not helpful, please leave a comment as to why u feel that way so i may make changes if needed ^w^
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Kristy Blackclaw
1.3 hrs
Posted: February 19, 2015
So many bad review but the game still fun. i can recommend it.
but only a small recommendation. when on sale or bundle.

It like Binding of Isaac style but can go though door. only stair.
Have lot various weapon
Feel kinda casual.
Note this not a rogue like game maybe it should but it not

i got it in a bundle 1.99$ for 10 game
8.99$ Us or 9.99$ cad seem little high get it in bundle or in sale.

Looking for something better GET A Wizard's lizard or Binding of Isaac
if you want something casual get this.
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