A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Now on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch!

Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite about player choice, freedom, and anarchic fun. The game takes inspiration from fast-paced top-down rogue-lites like Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne, and adds free-form, experimentation-driven, emergent gameplay elements of RPGs like Deus Ex.

Rather than taking place in a dungeon, the game is set in a functioning, procedurally generated city, where complex AI informs denizens from all walks of life, who are just trying to get by in their daily activities.

In order to progress, the player will need to accomplish specific mission goals in any way they see fit through use of their special character traits, items, and the environment.

  • Will you play as a soldier who shoots first and asks questions later?
  • A stealthy doctor who uses chloroform and tranquilizer darts to silently take down the opposition?
  • A genial bartender who can talk his way past the most intimidating of guards?
  • Or how about a hyper-intelligent gorilla, rescuing other caged gorillas to form a small mobilized gorilla army?

The Mighty Feature-List

  • Play the game YOUR way! Don't want to kill anybody? That's cool! Want to hack computers? Got ya covered!
  • Random world generation and TOTALLY EXTREME gameplay variety means you can play for 600 hours and not get bored! Seriously though, go outside!!!
  • Super-advanced artificial intelligence that won't put up with your crap! Outsmart these virtual humans and feel superior to your computer!
  • Play as over 20 types of characters (in the final version)! Bartender, scientist, hacker, gorilla — hey, your job is probably in there too!
  • Stupidly huge number of items (in the final version)! Shrink rays, hypnotizing devices, boomboxes, bear traps, food processors.. Oh, and guns too.
  • 4-player local and online coop modes lets you brutalize goons AND loneliness! Online mode currently available in the Steam version.
  • Lead a gang, free slaves, drink beer, gib ghosts, become a vampire, shrink people and stomp on them. The most insanely varied game ever made.

This itch.io version acts as an extended demo.  Same gameplay as the full version, but with less content and fewer game modes.

Install instructions

Unzip and run StreetsOfRogue.exe


Windows (64-bit) 119 MB
Windows (32-bit) 117 MB
Linux 133 MB
Mac OSX 122 MB

Development log


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Please give us free characters rather than going to steam

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hello i am having trouble playing this game on Linux Ubuntu 18.0.4 the game does as described in another users comment as it go's strait to a solid color screen with a large cursor i also saw the what the "solution" was for the problem i just have one problem i have no clue how to change the screen size as no window pops up to change the screen to windowed mode is there something im not seeing?

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do  you have the correct file location "~/.steam/debian-installation/steamapps/common/Streets of Rogue",  run the command ls[list directory] you should see

"StreetsOfRogueLinux_Data  StreetsOfRogueLinux.x86  StreetsOfRogueLinux.x86_64" of that run the command listed bellow "./StreetsOfRogueLinux.x86_64 -screen-fullscreen" 0

the first section selects the file(the game) and the second sets it to not full screen 

you should be prompted by the game,  asking if you want full screen, or not full screen when the game open

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it's in my downloads file because i got it off itch.io

if it isn't supposed to be there then pls tell me exaclty where to put it (i dont tend to do a lot of stuff in the console so extra clarity is appreciated) 

same problem, but what i did is i knew that it was just the setup settings screen so i put my mouse in the bottom middle of the screen and moved it up until the screen flashed and i heard a sound. that should be the done button. press that and you're ok

thx it works now

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Good game, fun and addicting, fun events that can make the game harder and feel fresh. Some class have different ways to play the game and it makes it hard and fun. But my question is how do you save your game? It's frustrating that i've worked hard to get my items and get to the floor 2-2 and it just happens to reset it. Well I hope you add this feature or tell it to us on how to save the game. Anyways great game i've been playing this nonstop.

I think saves are for the saved Steam version and the other platforms



how do you play it im kne


i love this game and got hooked as soon as i began to play it but lately the game wont start up and keeps saying error im on a mac oscatalina btw adn it was working fine before please reply if you have a fix becasue i truly do love this game

I made a series on this game because its so good!

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Loved it! I can wait to show my player two about this. 

The game is so good i had to make another video on it!

I am a big fan of this game the endless chaos that can be created is amazing! 

mac version doesn't run, keeps saying the application can't be started

plus it only came with the application file and i'm not sure if it was supposed to come with anything else


bro (4 mac) u have to install itch and then install the game


the linux version is not working here

the cursor become gigantic, and the entire screen is filled with a single color, during the boot of the game its black, but once the game boot, the entire screen is blue, and it change a little the color if i move the mouse.

i tried running it from terminal to debut what the issue was, and got this error:

Unable to preload the following plugins:

i tried to run it from steam, or copying those files for the same location that the main executable is, but nothing changed.

Had the same problem until I started the game in windowed mode first. Run the game with ./StreetsOfRogueLinux.x86_64 -screen-fullscreen 0 and then change the settings back to fullscreen.

it works, thanks!


Gracias por el soporte a Linux 

I really enjoy the game. When will be the full scope game available?

The game has been released on Steam, although I believe they also have a website somewhere where you can buy it directly from them.


This game has so much scope, so much range, so much randomness! Just playing the demo version is an exercise is being overwhelmed (in a good way)!

The premise is simple. Pick a character (all with different stats and different mission types throughout the game), customise that character to look as much like you as possible (or not, it's up to you!), then dump that character into a veritable warzone of gangsters, hackers, mad scientists, angry bums, gorillas and who knows what else and see what happens!

It's insanely entertaining, and there's so many different things to see and do and interact with and beat up that you'll be occupied for months... nay, years! So if you want an old school style beat-em-up with an open world landscape then give this demo a trial run. And if that whets your appetite go and grab the full version as soon as humanly possible!

Madguy / Matt, you sir are a veritable genius and I look forward to seeing more madcap work in the future =)


10/10 game right here.

This game is so awesome I understand for updates to take long since your the dev yourself, but what about a level editor! And ya know you do you with more of your awesome content for future updates?

great game, loved it!

I wish I could play this game, it looks good and my friends say it is really good


Why can't you play the game??

you can you just dont know how



why cant we play local coop both players on keyboard


This game is good


Just call it a demo goddamn. 

I quite like this game, are you takinging donations?  

Or is this a demo?  If it is can I buy the full version on itch?


To buy the full game you need to purchase it on steam

Can't I just buy it on itch?

I would rather buy it here then steam


whats wrong with steam

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The games on steam run slower than if you were to just install them straight to your computer


That's a lie.


I think he would rather give the money to the developer directly, Steam takes a percentage


this game is good/////////////



I'd appreciate if the game dev(s) could specify that this is a demo build and the new(er) version is on Steam.

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mais mu jogo que eu joguem


thanks a ton,  Madguy!


Great game, minor suggestion, change the like 'Deus Ex' meets 'Nuclear Throne' to 'Postal' meets 'Nuclear Throne', I feel it's more fitting.


This one seems like a fun game, I'm guessing that it's some old Alpha version on Itch right?


he updated it from time to time, the current version is from 2018/07

And the full(er) version is purchasable on steam

10/10 game the best game of all games

meme boi 21 1+1 = 4


Such a fun game to play :D

Eu míleiboro que a demo do jogo era légau


Im glad this is one of those games where they update the demo version because I realized that I was playing on free version 36 so im glad I noticed it im thinking of getting it with cash to great game 20/10 doctor OP :) !

Came here from a tpb link, just bought the steam version.

That's a really nice advertisment. Love the spirit ! 

Thanks and keep going you rock !


For a while I saw this game on steam but didn't bat an eye. Recently I realized that this looks like a game I'd like. I looked at reviews and was waiting for a time to get it. Then I heard about this demo and got super excited to try it out. I tried it out and proceeded to LOVE it. This game is really fun. I don't know if this is a thing in the full game, but I think that maybe it'd be a good idea to limit the starting character pool to maybe only the first few characters, then have the player unlock subsequent ones. This would give the player something more to work towards and would be less overwhelming when you first open up the game and see that intimidating character list.

that's what it is on steam version: you start with first 5 characters and have to unlock the rest (the same hold true on various trait and quest rewards as well)

i have tested the game 1 time and now he dont work again sorry for my bah english im french

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