Grid-Based First Person Dungeon Crawler set in a Dark Fantasy version of the Imperial Rome. Create and develop your party, explore catacombs, manage your Gladiatorial School and fight demons and undead to free Rome. Inspired by old-school cRPG from the 80s and 90s.
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Release Date:
Sep 29, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game mechanics of Ludus Mortis are pretty complex: 14 different classes, more than 150 skills, the management of the gladiatorial school... there are a lot of things to work on and, as a solo game developer, I need some feedback and opinions on the game features, especially on the balance of the difficulty, the user interface and the characters development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 3-6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I'm planning to add more dungeons, more skills and to complete the story for the campaign.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access features all the game mechanics, classes and skills, but you can explore only the first 10 dungeons (and a special randomly-generated dungeon).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Right now, I don't plan to change the price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“You can use the Community Hub of Steam or you can join my Discord Server ( for feedback and comments.”
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About This Game


Rome, 4th Century AD. Over the last few decades the Senate has become corrupt and has progressively lost power and influence, while the Emperor Diocletian and his army ruled unchallenged outside the eternal city.

Seeking to return to a dominant position, the members of the Roman Senate decide to use necromancy to increase their power, creating an army of undead and demons to fight against imperial soldiers.

By waging war on its own emperor, the Senate has caused a rift in the Roman population, which slowly began to live in fear.

Year after year the armies of undead summoned by the Senate have taken over, imposing themselves on the senators and enslaving the Roman population.

In this climate of chaos, an ancient gladiatorial school continued to train soldiers for the games. But the purpose of these gladiators is now different: to rid the city of the undead and allow Rome to return to its former glory.


Ludus Mortis is a Grid-Based First Person Dungeon Crawler inspired by classic cRPG from the 80s and 90s.
It's a party-based RPG ("blobber") with turn-based combat.

  • Create your characters choosing from 14 classes
  • Manage and develop you Ludus (Gladiator School) by improving facilities, acquiring gladiators, crafting new equipment.
  • Explore catacombs and dungeons.
  • Manage your party changing formation, equipment and skills: you can try different combinations for every different dungeon.
  • Turn-based combat: think carefully and use your Action Points wisely.
  • Randomly-generated loot with thousands and thousands of different combinations

Mature Content Description

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This game contains images of blood and gore.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5700 series or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5700 series or better

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