Wayward Souls is a randomly generated action-RPG with a heavy focus on story. Play as seven different heroes, all with their own sets of abilities. Fight through steadily greater hordes of enemies.
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Very Positive (87) - 82% of the 87 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 16, 2018

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By MyIndieWishlist May 21

“Already successful as a mobile game, Wayward Souls is a dungeon-crawler enthusiasts dream come true! Very addicting, it offers short daily runs. Genuine and engaging.”

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have a long history of doing post-launch content updates for our games based on player feedback. Early Access will let us get this feedback earlier in the process. For Wayward Souls, we're going to mostly use it to finish our final end-game character, the Paladin, before we launch the game. At the same time we're also going to beef up our Endless Mode and put in some additional features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 3-7 months, depending on problems we run into and things we decide to add. After the launch from Early Access, we will also be releasing additional content as free updates.”

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

“We will be providing a public task list so that you can see what we're planning for the full version, and what we're working on right now. You can find it here or on a pinned post on the Discussion board: https://trello.com/b/Owzi4W1j/wayward-souls-early-access-planning

A summary of what we are planning for the full version is below:

  • Polished and complete final Paladin class
  • Endless Mode revamps, including gold sink Altars
  • Steam Achievements and Trading Cards
  • Steam Cloud
  • New save system for the game
  • Balancing and responses to feedback
  • Bugfixes and general polish
  • Possible extra small features, such as generating dungeons based on seed

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Six out of seven of the character classes in, everyone except Paladin, with their complete stories, equipment, upgrades, and abilities. Over 100 monster types, we sometimes add more. Over 300 hats. All the game modes are in, though we plan on revamping Endless Dungeon Mode to have more features. Paladin will be up and running at start of Early Access with all his abilities, but his abilities will be tweaked for balance purposes and his story's bosses may change during our work.”

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

“We will gradually raise the price during Early Access major milestones, with a final price raise at the end of Early Access.”

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

“We will have a Discord where you can provide feedback that we will be active in. You can go to the link below, which is also in a pinned post on the discussion board: https://discord.gg/vpecNuB”
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June 6

6/6 Update

Very close to launching now, putting up new Paladin tweaks next and then finding a good launch date for leaving Early Access and going into the 1.0 Release. At that point, Wayward Souls will increase to $15 in price.

List of Changes

- A revamp to how randomness works in the game. The main goal of this is to make it so you get the same items from forges, shrines, and etc less. Let us know if this helped, or you can see any changes at all

- The water sprite pet should now properly slow enemies with its bolts

- New hats and rooms
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May 21

5/21 Update - Fixes and Indicators

Quick new build to fix some issues, including the Arena final boss not showing up.

List of Changes

- Fix for the final Arena boss not showing up properly, meaning you couldn't damage it or win Arena for the last update

- Adventurer dagger forge choices now properly applies backstab damage, +10 like Rogue and Cultist backstabs

- Boar and Slime enemies should no longer be able to walk on the Shadow tileset's voids

- Energy bar will now flash when you try to use a move
- Indicator for Desperate Edge working, increases the effect the more hurt you are

- Joystick movement should no longer skip cutscene text
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About This Game

Wayward Souls is a randomly generated action-RPG with a heavy focus on story. Play as seven different heroes, all with their own abilities and playstyles. Fight through steadily greater hordes of enemies, as you learn about each character and find out what happened in the cursed tower you find yourself in.

Greatly inspired by 90's era action-RPG's, but with a faster pace and a focus on randomized replay value.

  • Customize each character with their own upgrades and equipment sets that change their movesets and abilities.
  • Over 100 different monster types. Over 300 hats (IMPORTANT)
  • Unique story events for every playable character.
  • Many different areas, room types, rare rooms, encounters, and secrets.
  • Unlockable game modes, including Endless Mode.
  • Heavy replay value due to randomly generated levels, multiple character types, and randomized enemy groups.

Hero Characters and Abilities

Renee uses her mobility to dash through enemies. Her Power Attack is a kick that stuns, with effects depending on her boots. She frequently finds items that let her blind, stun, or poison enemies. All of these let her perform very damaging backstabs.

Equipment and Upgrade Examples:
  • Mirage Dagger randomly gives her short bursts of stealth during her dashes.
  • Giantstomper Boots upgrade her kicks to send enemies flying far back. Flung enemies will then damage and stun enemies they crash into. The Giantstompers also interrupt larger enemies that are stun resistant.
  • Toadskin Cowters poison enemies that hit her, stunning them after a few seconds.
  • Her Low Blow Upgrade permanently makes it so defeating large enemies will make her next dagger attack stun whatever she hits, even if her slash hits multiple enemies.

Blythe combines durability with a big sword that cleaves a wide area. He has a shield to block enemy attacks, and throwing axes for when he needs a faster or more long ranged option than his sword provides.

  • Duskhander Sword replaces his default Power Attack's charging slash with a whirlwind spin, hitting enemies over a larger area.
  • Magebane Gauntlets reduces the damage of enemy spells, while making his throwing axes destroy any enemy spell they pass through.
  • Stonebeard Slab is much more durable than the default shield, but makes him move very slowly when holding the shield out to block.
  • Drakefire Oil is an item the Warrior can use to make all his sword swings emit a traveling wave of flame, for a limited time.

Abbie has long ranged magic attacks that do heavy damage. Her Power Attack uses her staff for shots that are longer range and pierce multiple enemies. In a tough situation, she has limited use spells for both offense and defense.

  • Salamander's Breath Staff turns her magical shots into bursts of flame that pierce even more enemies, but have very short range.
  • Tremor Garb gives her a powerful footstomp that creates a shockwave to stun enemies and destroy enemy projectiles.
  • Manablade Arts lets her summon a sword that does high damage, interrupts enemy attacks, can reflect enemy spells, and has a small chance to stun.
  • The Mage can find powerful one use scrolls such as Fireball or Lightning Bolt, which inflict massive damage and stun to multiple enemies.

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, XP, Vista, 8, and newer
    • Processor: 1.3 ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 3.3 or higher
    • Storage: 185 MB available space

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