A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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You are the Battlemage, master of spell-based combat! Once again, the kingdom is in peril. It is up to you to defend it.

Aldarix the Battlemage is a casual "puzzle roguelike". Key features include:

  • Turn-based combat, based on spells and positioning.
  • Story mode.
  • Survival mode with randomized levels and permadeath for hardcore players.
  • Spells are balanced so that the right spell must be chosen for each situation. Correctly used they can have devastating effect!

The game is primarily targeted towards mobile, but can be played on desktop as well.

You can also follow Aldarix the Battlemage on twitter at: https://twitter.com/AldarixB


  • Move using the on-screen arrows or the arrow keys, or by swiping or clicking on nearby tiles. Move into enemies to attack using your basic attack.
  • Click spell buttons to cast spells. Long-press the spell buttons to show info.
  • Click on monsters to show info.

For Story mode:

  • Defeat all enemies in an area to  progress to the next area.
  • Defeating all enemies will restore your life and mana.

For Survival mode:

  • You can advance to the next level without defeating all enemies.
  • Life and mana is not restored between levels.
  • Death is permanent.

Current version is 1.1, available on the Google Play store and downloadable here. The desktop version is identical to the mobile  version and does not  have any desktop-specific enhancements.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Release date Apr 17, 2019
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
GenrePuzzle, Role Playing
Made withlibGDX
Tags8-Bit, Casual, Dungeon Crawler, Magic, Retro, Roguelike, Tactical RPG, Turn-Based Combat
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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battlemage1_1_1.apk 5 MB
Battlemage1_1_1.jar 10 MB

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Fun game!  I've been stuck for many days on the "Garden District" level.  Any tips?  It feels undoable with only the given 5 health and 10 magic.  I've had the most success running about to get the mobs to stand together to maximize effectiveness of the electrify spell, but it's not enough.

Very nice game! There aren't too many roguelikes with good tactical combat out there; this game and Hoplite are the only ones I know of. I'm glad more games like this are being made. I found all 18 spells to be well balanced and the different enemies force you to be creative in how you approach the levels. My only gripe is that the level's difficulty can vary a lot depending on randomness. I found that levels were much easier when you start with potions close to your starting location - maybe there could be a way to guarantee that in the level generation?


I played the tutorial first. Then I played story mode up to quarters of the damned.
- Appropriate difficulty
- Random level generation
- General level design/layout
- Graphics are simple but well drawn and consistent/matching
- Graphic - animation of spells
- Gameplay concept: turn-based strategy game
- Tutorial
- Story makes game more interesting
All these aspects incline me to play the game

- Music
- No sound effects
- No ability to skip player's turn

Despite there being many pros, the cons weigh heavily.
This game is fun but I would be inclined to play it longer if you added some better music (that also better matched the atmosphere) and sound effects.