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Have you ever played a roguelike and said: You know what would be fun? Fighting this archdemon with some of my friends! Well so have I!

Isleward is a browser-based game that combines all your favorite elements from popular MMOs, ARPGs and Roguelikes.

Latest features:

  • New Seasonal Event: Merrywinter
  • Card Sets
  • Idols
  • New Town

Features coming soon:

  • Alchemy
  • Player Housing
  • Guilds
  • Ship Voyages

Current Version: v0.1.8


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When is the next patch coming :P. Looking forward to the skill tree! Also think that the sprite for the ground and water could use a little rework! (The current sprite for dirt is like 4 dots of brown XD)

Some simple music would also be great! :)

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Gitlab Issue List: https://www.gitlab.com/Isleward/isleward/issues

Roadmap: https://trello.com/b/SCbg8ufY/iwd-roadmap

It would be great if we can add players into a "friend list" and check if they're online <3 love ya!

I love the game, it's just amazing. A really cool feature would be a block player button.

Thanks! Mod tools are coming in v0.1.11 probably (so 2 patches from now) and this will include this feature :p

Thank you for developing this amazing game.

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Is it normal that my screen turns blue and red at random whenever i move? It makes everything very unclear

You need to enable WebGL in your browser to fix that as well as hardware acceleration.

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This game is awesome so far, the movement controls are pretty unique in my opinion, never really seen the movement before. Love how its a small community so you will be able to know a lot of people. And its awesome that you can play it in a browser, so you dont need to download anything like on a friends PC for example. Nice work so far, I hope to be able to stick around for a long while ;)

There's been a bunch of griefers just insulting people non-stop for hours, a ignore button would be nice since it's really annoying. 

Working hard on moderator tools. But an ignore button is a good idea. Will add it sometime soon. 

You should also make a separated channel for whispers, so we could at least whisper to friends while we ignore the trolls. 

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Yes but if you mute the players chat, you can't see either whispers or global. I meant having whispers and global has two different chats. 

This game is absolutely amazing. If you are taking constructive criticism, then i suggest that you add a better place in the main world for higher-level players. :) keep up the AMAAAAAZING work!

v0.2.0 is the place where this is happening man!

Hello Big Bad Waffle, is it okay if I buy the 20 dollar patron pass? :P 

Haha, of course! Looking forward to the day I can work on Isleward full time due to patronage!

hi i downloaded this on my pc but when i launch it it just shows a purple screen

This is usually due to being behind a proxy. To play, you can navigate to this url which will force the browser to use xhr-polling instead of websockets. It's a bit more laggy, but at least works.

I like the concept, but I can't define anything on the screen. Needs more definition and better motion control. Otherwise great work!

Hi there! Thanks for the feedback. Isleward mostly 'caters' for people who are into classic (ascii) roguelikes and the like so this minimalist style is what we're going for.

That said, Isleward supports custom sprite packs so if anyone is interested, they're welcome to submit their own ones!

This is cool! Colors are a bit wonky but it plays well. Personally I'd prefer if the character moved immediately when I press the arrow keys but that's okay. Good work!

Not work in my linux :( i am using KDE Neon :S

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Sorry about that. The executables are a bit hacky.

Maybe play in the browser for now? It's the exact same game.

Updated binaries can be found here: https://gitlab.com/vildravn/isleward-electron/tags

ok :(

Modified my previous comment.

colors are a bit hard on the eyes tbh


How soon will the newer updated version be coming out?

Probably on the 22nd. The Halloween event is coming! 

What is required to play this on linux?  It just hangs on a white screen.

Are you referring to the linux executable? It's possible that it doesn't work on all distros. You could try the web client for now?

Yeah I found the non-itch web version. Good enough.

Great game, can't wait to see where it's headed!

Hey, man. Keep up the good work. The game is really impressive, although it really could use some sound.a

The game looks awesome! I love the art!

The bad is roguelike games it's a difficult genere to find players, but the it's a really cool idea.

Already an insanely fun game. Considering this game is in alpha that really says a lot due to the amount of content already implemented. There's tons of loot, enemies, places to explore and lots of secrets. I am excited for updates on this game and I hope the end turns out great. Cheers!

looks like a cool game, with more content and a bigger playerbase it could really turn into something someday.


Is there a particular format you would like to get reports of bugs in?


Just a simple description of the error will suffice along with what you did you get it.

Also, you can press F12 to access chrome devtools and check the console to see if there are any console errors.

Thank you in advance!


I love you. I love your game. I love pixel art. I love MMOs. I love roguelikes (and Rogue itself :p) Wanna marry me? <3


I agree cat cookie!


Super fun, can't wait for more content!


Great game!