A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Created by Daggermouth Games (11 programming and art students) in 2018 as a proof of concept. I worked as the lead programmer.

A dynamic fusion of Diablo and Pokemon, Bot Wars attempts to redefine the ARPG genre. Instead of traditional loot, the player collects the corpses of their foes - some of these are able to be reprogrammed to fight for you. Use their abilities against their former allies!

Key Features

  • Entirely bespoke artwork, including models, textures, effects and UI.
  • Advanced procedural level generation.
  • 5 different types of companions to collect.
  • 8 powerful active and passive abilities to master.
  • Unique tactical gameplay.
  • Multi-phase boss fight that pushes your abilities to the limit.


NB: As the game is a prototype it lacks a tutorial. It is highly recommended that new players read the tips below.


  • LMB:   Move and attack
  • RMB:   Use selected ability.
  • 1,2,3,4:   Select ability to bind to RMB.
  • Q,W,E,R:   Use ability.
  • Space:   Open equip panel.
  • Shift:   Enable overcharge mode.


  • The teleporter to the south of the hub area will bring you to the next dungeon, be prepared as there is no turning back until the boss is defeated.
  • After you have collected a companion pickup from a fallen enemy, press space to open the equip panel and drag the desired companion into the slots at the bottom of the screen.
  • Overcharge mode (shift) heals the player and boosts the power of all the companions abilities.
  • To the north of the hub area is the upgrade shop that can be used to upgrade and dismantle companions.
  • Mouse-over the ability icons in the equip panel to see a description.
  • Energy and companion pickups both refill the player’s energy pool.
  • Formations can be changed by clicking the ‘formation’ button in the bottom left of the screen.

Install instructions

Extract all files and run 'RPG' executable to play.


Bot Wars.zip 185 MB


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