Kill your enemies, possess their bodies, and take their abilities as your own in this turn-based procedurally generated death labyrinth.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (32 reviews) - 87% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (66 reviews) - 84% of the 66 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 25, 2017

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June 1

Version 1.1.6 out now

Read below for the patch notes.

Changes in v1.1.6:
(savegame compatible with previous version)
[2017-06-01]
  • Abilities
    • Scythe no longer affects abilities with a base range of zero such as Stomp.
    • You can now self-cast Stomp by pressing the hotkey twice, like other zero range abilities.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Acid reflux and acid puddle will no longer crash when targeted right underneath the player.
    • Fixed a bug causing equipped abilities on forms to change on their own sometimes when scrolling the forms window.
    • Fixed an uncommon titlescreen crash.
    • Resolved an issue with players being able to despawn themselves by possessing the cat merchant before his intro triggers in new game+. The intro cutscene will now no longer trigger if the merchant is dead, missing, or possessed.
    • When the game generates a card with favored form "lich lords" it no longer generates a message reading "Loved to be a lich lords".
    • You can no longer cast possess on the chimera.
    • Zombie minions no longer trigger the zombie tutorial.
  • Entities
    • Chimera's power and strength reduced slightly.
  • Environment
    • Cratefish per crate decreased again.
  • GUI
    • The shop's buy and sell tab now only use a single column. The buttons to sell all epic, legendary and unique equipment have been removed.
  • Miscellaneous
    • A forced garbage collection now occurs when switching game modes and when zoning between floors. This should help mitigate intermittent framedrops from garbage collection.
    • Added code which will (hopefully) detect crashes on load on some systems with certain AMD GPUs which falsely report support for WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear. This code will force run the game with the '-novsync' command line argument the next time the game runs after this type of crash.
  • Options
    • Pixel perfect rotation option now defaults to off.
  • Tutorials
    • Added a tutorial that explains destroying bookshelves completely does not yield any additional loot but is fun.
    • Form mastery tutorial rewritten.

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May 29

Version 1.1.5 out now

This version rebalanced critical, evasion and accuracy stats and has changes to the blink ability when using the temporal ring. Please see a list of all changes below.

Changes in v1.1.5:
(savegame compatible with previous version)
[2017-05-29]
  • Abilities
    • Conscription mana cost increased from 35 to 45.
    • Fireball burn chance increased from 30% to 67%.
    • Fireball max damage decreased from 200% to 100%.
    • Fireball range decreased from 4 to 3.
    • Targeting the Blink ability through the use of the Temporal Ring now costs 20 mana and has its range reduced from 5 to 4. Self-casting while the Temporal Ring is equipped will still Blink randomly and cost the default 4 mana.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug causing non-monster drops on floors loaded from saves to be too weak.
    • Fixed a linked destructible object crash that could happen to forges being destroyed.
  • Entities
    • Aether bats are now small size.
  • General
    • A notification of changes that can take the player to the changelog has been added.
    • Critical, evasion and accuracy have been rebalanced. Bonuses to these stats from items are now scaled non-linearly. Bonuses to these stats from abilities are not scaled in this way. This means that +10 critical from the Wicked ability actually adds 10% more chance to crit, whereas +10 critical from an item may add less.
  • Items
    • Guard mastery on shields now also nullifies magical attacks.

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Reviews

“As a personal experience that allows you to hold the keys to your own entertainment, this game should have a wide appeal to both traditionalist and newcomers to the genre.”
8/10 – Old Man Mordaith

“A unique combat possession mechanic and a plethora of ways to combine and utilize monster abilities make MidBoss an exceptionally entertaining dungeon crawler.”
8/10 – Scholarly Gamers

“Like Dredmor, MidBoss is extremely accessible with a clear and simple interface and the tutorial makes it a breeze to get into. […] Honestly, the game has so much going for it, I'm in a mess on how to actually write about it.”
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About This Game

Kill your enemies, possess their bodies, and take their abilities as your own in this turn-based procedurally generated death labyrinth. You play as the imp, the weakest monster in the dungeon. Tired of being bullied by the other monsters, you set off with your sidekick Mid to descend to the deepest levels of the dungeon, defeat the final boss, and take his place.

MidBoss is easy to pick up and play if you're new to the genre of traditional roguelikes (turn-based strategic RPGs with permadeath), but still has the depth and complexity that veterans expect and enjoy.

Features


  • Possess your enemy and gain their strengths and skills with over 60 unique abilities to discover and learn.
  • Permanent death, if you die your save is gone!
  • Randomized potions every game. Who knows what's in these mystery bottles! (optional)
  • Traps as well as unidentified and cursed items.
  • Dynamic music system that ups the musical excitement when enemies are about.
  • Quick Play mode for shorter, more condensed play sessions.
  • Custom Games so you can play the game exactly the way you want to.
  • Shareable death cards document your run and how it ended. Load these in the game for stats or to play using the same seed and settings. Customize your cards with unlockable themes!
  • Spend death cards to start your next run with items you had when you died.
  • Beat the game and get a special card which unlocks a new game+ mode. Start over with your items, abilities, or both!
  • Lots of crates, chests, and other containers to pillage. Find the royal chest that spawns on every floor for extra sweet loot!
  • Playable with mouse and/or keyboard. Pick whatever control scheme you like!
  • Color-blind modes, optional high contrast font, and adjustable brightness.
  • Multiple monitor support and borderless windowed fullscreen.
  • 12 retro mode filters to find and unlock.
  • Cratefish.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion 10.7.5, latest macOS release strongly recommended
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.17+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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