Fight your way through the scorching desert of Samsara and stop the Djinn in this roguelike adventure! Save water, build your travel deck, and empower your cards with runes to prevail in turn-based combats!
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Q4 2024

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“Blending some of the most compelling aspects of existing indie hits”

“Stands out in its innovative blend of strategic gameplay pillars”

About This Game

Path of the Djinn has three core pillars: runes, travel cards, and water, needed to survive or to be sacrificed to the gods to tip the scales in your favor. You'll need to achieve a fine balance among these to get through the desert and stop the Djinn.


The last surviving human clans endure a nomadic existence fraught with hardship. As generations passed, the history of Samsara faded into oblivion. Long forgotten, a dark Djinn has found its way back, driven by an insatiable desire to reclaim its full powers and extend its supreme will on the desert and beyond.


  • Runes allow you to empower cards during combat, to create wild effects and execute powerful combos. Will it make the enemy explode on death, or will it hit all enemies twice?
  • In dialogs runes will increase the probability of good outcomes or their magnitude.


  • You'll need the help of the gods to tip the balance in your favor as you fight your way through the desert, if you can spare the water, a rather precious thing in Samsara.
  • Prayers can create temporary runes and affect the battlefield in other ways, but require a sacrifice of water, a precious resource that you'll have to manage during your journey.
  • Short of a rune? Perhaps a prayer can help.


  • Travel cards represent locations that you'll encounter through the desert. Carefully manage your deck to avoid unnecessary dangers and choose your battles wisely, or to ensure you never run out of water.
  • At each step of your journey you'll have to pick between three locations extracted from your deck, forcing you to balance your needs and desires: will you restock on water or look for treasures? The future is uncertain, and the choices you make will shape your path.


  • Lead a party of fighters of the desert clans: the Crab, the Ammonite, and the Turtle.
  • Use runes to enhance cards and perform powerful combos.
  • Assemble a deck of travel cards to influence the locations of your journey.
  • Search long-forgotten ruins or explore sky-high canyons, but beware: the Djinn's minions are looking for you...
  • Collect and save water, you might need it while delving into a cave, or for mere survival.
  • Use prayers to manipulate the battle and steer the journey in your favor by making an offering to the gods.
  • Engage in turn-based battles to thwart the Djinn's plans and uncover the mysteries of the desert of Samsara.
  • Experience a unique adventure with each run, thanks to the combination of fighters, cards, runes, prayers and travel cards!

The game contains elements under the Creative Commons Attributes license. Visit the website for a full list of credits.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R7 260X (2GB VRAM) / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750(2GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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