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Source of Madness

A roguelite action adventure game in which we explore a dark universe inspired by Cthulhu myths. The game offers an extensive witchcraft-based combat system and mechanics that allow you to randomly generate monsters. Carry Castle studio is responsible for its development.

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Source of Madness is an action adventure game belonging to the roguelite sub-genre, which is set in a dark world, an alternative version of our own universe, in which the Age of Enlightenment never happened. The game uses a unique mechanics that enables the random generation of monsters. The game was developed by the Swedish studio Carry Castle. The publisher is Thunderful Publishing.


Source of Madness takes place in a world where science and technology have never developed. Instead, magic plays an important role, and humanity lives in poverty and constant fear of ancient beasts, drawn alive from the prose of H.P. Lovecraft.


Source of Madness is an action adventure game in which the world presented is viewed from the side-scrolling perspective. The gameplay consists of exploring the locations (we have a number of different locations - from a regular forest, through the moon and other planets, to the dark citadel of R'Lyeh) and fighting the opponents.

The game belongs to the roguelite sub-genre. Randomness plays an important role in it, thanks to which each approach looks slightly different. Interestingly, both locations and... monsters are changing. The beasts are generated from a set of random pieces that merge together and function on the basis of a system of physics - the result is a surrealistic monster tentacles that seem to have difficulty moving the game world. During the journey, we may also come across one of several powerful bosses.

Magic plays an important role in the Source of Madness combat system. Our character can use a number of spells that we can put together in powerful combinations. The repertoire will include something tailored to each style of play (the game also allows you to customize the hero's class by choosing from several available options).

During the course of the game we also gradually increase the skills of the protagonist and learn new spells (this requires sacrificing enemy blood on special altars).

Game modes

We can only play Source of Madness alone. The core of the game is the single player mode.

Technical aspects

Source of Madness offers quite an interesting, two-dimensional graphic design. The graphics are kept in a unique, gloomy style - dark colours and very twisted, scary, but also ingenious designs of locations and characters dominate here. All this is complemented by atmospheric lighting and soundtrack.

Last updated on 10 August 2023

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Source of Madness: 16+

Source of Madness System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 5750 or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7850 or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10
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