A possession based graphical roguelike

This is a LEGACY VERSION preserved for historical purposes.
For the non-legacy version please visit midboss.net.

about the game

MidBoss is a video game about possessing your defeated enemies in order to become stronger. You play the weakest of the dungeon denizens, an imp with no ability other than possessing other creatures. Your goal is to defeat and possess increasingly stronger creatures, unlocking their abilities for yourself and becoming stronger as you go along, and eventually defeat and become the dungeon's ultimate endboss.

The game itself is written in Python and is thus available on many platforms, including Windows, Linux and OSX. The source code is also available for modding and learning purposes.



MidBoss is free for download and open source! Current version is 0.5 beta, released on 2 February 2013.

Windows: [ main | mirror ]
Linux/Mac/Other: [ main | mirror ] (requires Python 2.7 and Pygame)
Source: [ main | mirror ]

If you enjoy the game's music, you might like to download the OST.


Initially MidBoss was developed over the course of three days for Ludum Dare #25, designed around the theme 'You Are the Villain'. People thought it was fun, and so afterwards it was cleaned up and developed further.