Monday, June 5, 2017

Episode 136: MidBoss

This is episode 136 of Roguelike Radio, where we interview Eniko, creator of possession-based roguelike MidBoss.

You can download the mp3 of the podcast, play it in the embedded player below, or you can follow us on iTunes.

Topics Discussed:
  • The launch of MidBoss on Steam
  • Origins of MidBoss as a Ludum Dare game with the theme 'You are the villain'
  • Possession mechanics in MidBoss and avoiding unbalanced strategies
  • Other game influences on MidBoss
  • Sticking to traditional roguelike mechanics
  • Accessibility features and interface polish
  • Flavour and atmosphere in the game
  • Death cards and taking the sting out of death
  • Graphics and audio design, including procedurally generated music
  • Other roguelikes with possession mechanics, including Possession, Possession 2, ToME2, ToME4 and Morf
  • Go play the game! It's addictive and fun. Gotta possess them all :)

Join us next time for more procedurally generated discussion!


  1. An excellent episode and Roguelike to boot! Plus a TorNis spiritual invocation after ages since Sword in the Stars: The Pit~

  2. Great interview! Listened, went and bought the game. Quite pleased with it. Controls quite well. The death card system really is a great feature! I like that there's a quick play option.