A downloadable game for Windows

A game made for the Ludum Dare October Challenge 2014 game jam.

Herbert Crawler is a pixel-art roguelite where you play as a gentleman archaeologist exploring the dark depths of ancient dungeons.

New features:

- More maps
- Mushrooms
- Potions
- Spikes
- Chests
- Fullscreen
- Saving
- New weapons & armour
- New tile textures
- Music by Kevin MacLeod
- Procedurally generated dungeons


WASD to move

Arrows to attack with item in hotbar

E to use item in hotbar

Q Inventory

Esc Pause menu

F11 Fullscreen

F5 Save

F9 Load


F2 Map editor

F3 Console

F4 Mute music

This game was written in C++ using SDL2 for Ludum Dare 29 and developed further into a Post LD Edition. The theme was "beneath the surface". The version submitted here is my entry for the October Challenge. It is the first game I have made.

Install instructions

The game requires no installation and the .dll files should be included in the zip file. It's 32 bit and also runs in Wine on Linux systems.


Herbert Crawler LD29 October Challenge.zip (35 MB)