Kill your enemies, possess their bodies, and take their abilities as your own in this turn-based procedurally generated death labyrinth.
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Very Positive (143) - 86% of the 143 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 25, 2017
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May 25

MidBoss DLC in development, happy birthday MidBoss!



It’s MidBoss' 2nd release anniversary, happy birthday MidBoss! Over the past two years MidBoss has had over 11 thousand players, which just blows my mind. It’s been a hell of a journey, but we’re here to tell you that journey isn’t quite over yet.

We’re excited to announce that we’re working on an upcoming aesthetics and randomizer DLC for MidBoss! This DLC will feature all new pixel art for all the monsters in the game, including idle animations. It’ll also add a randomizer mode which should address one of the most common pieces of feedback we receive; that MidBoss isn’t as replayable as other roguelikes.

The randomizer mode will mix up the order of enemies in the game by randomizing their sprites, stats, and abilities. There’ll be two ways to play the randomizer. One will add some sense of order to the randomness: you won’t see late game abilities on early game monsters, and monster stats make sense thematically. The other mode throws all sense out of the window; the first monster you encounter could have skills like Bone Spear, Fireball, or Stomp.

We don’t yet have a fixed timeframe for when the DLC will be done, but it is currently in development.

We’re also planning to add two new features for everyone, including players who don’t pick up the DLC. The first is special monsters, like the champion monsters in Diablo 2 and 3. These will have the same abilities and base stats as their kin, but will have special unique buffs that make them stronger and gives them access to unique powers. These buffs will transfer to you when possessing the creature, although they cannot be unlocked permanently.



The second is rank badges to incentivize playing New Game+ at higher difficulty through increasing the hazard boost option. Beating New Game+ at +20, +40, +60, +80, and +100 hazard boost will unlock a rank achievement and badge. These are bronze, silver, gold, master, and grandmaster respectively. Badges can be displayed on your death and victory cards to show the world what rank you’ve earned. To unlock master rank the game must be beaten on 1UP mode, and to unlock grandmaster the game must be beaten on hardcore mode.

We also intend to add some more seasonal events that’ll happen every year, and expand on the event system.

We feel these changes will take MidBoss to a place where players can keep enjoying the game for years to come.
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March 15

Collect shamrocks in MidBoss Saint Patrick's Day Event



MidBoss version 1.4.0 is out now, marking the start of the Saint Patrick's Day event, which will run until the 31st. Collect 25 shamrocks which drop from random enemies to permanently unlock the new Shamrock card border.

This new version also fixes several important bugs, including the return of the gold victory card border and the Soul Fatigue mechanic, and clarifications to tooltips for the Guard, Zap, and Shocking Grasp abilities. Read a full description of changes in this version in the changelog.
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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.
  • Choose between Hardcore mode (only 1 life), 1UP mode (5 lives), and Narrative mode (infinite lives and buffs to explore the game)
  • 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.
  • 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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