A downloadable game

Mongrelmen is an ascii roguelike-inspired real-time strategy/town builder. 

The focus of the game is a complex AI system and the interactions between various factions, hostile or otherwise. You control a tribe of mongrelmen who start with nothing in the savage wilderness huddled around a totem from which they spawned. 

Various threats like humans, kobolds, orcs, the undead and wolves lurk nearby, and soon more dangerous enemies (or powerful allies) begin to arrive and pose a real threat to the safety of your group. 

Gather resources, build a camp, defend your base and go on raids while doing your best to keep your tribe alive!

The game is coded in python with help from libtcod. Player input is almost entirely by mouse with the use of a few hot-keys. Use space bar to pause and hold right-click to move the map around and left-click to select and interact with units. If you are allocating collection jobs then you can hold down left-click and move the mouse to bulk select tasks. Use the rally hot-key when you've selected a unit and the rest of your tribe will follow their lead! 


mongrelmen220918.zip 5 MB


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This is excellent!


Hopefully you have fun with it! It's taken a backseat for the moment because I'm working on my other project, The Red Prison but there will probably be further development in the future!

Might you make it installable in the itch.io desktop client for now?

Wow. Looks great. How can I play it on my linux? 


Really interesting. I was trying to do something similar in python with no success. Got me inspired.

Me too, just javascript.


So, like ASCII rim world?

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that’s pretty much it!

Ascii rim world is basically rim world's predecessor, Dwarf Fortress.


looks like dwarf fortress witch sucks cause i hate dwarf fortress and refuse to play

What? I know it's confusing, but it's free, so why not try it?

(Plus it's depth will become much more of a bonus the more you play.)