AdventurOS RPG Game Uses Your Hard Drive's File System As Maps and Levels of Play

AdventureOS is a game that appears to be simultaneously incredibly clever and delightfully adorable. It’s a 2.5D RPG in the style of “metroidvania” that generates rooms within the game based on your hard drive’s folder tree and the types of files inside them. Thus, every person’s gaming experience will be unique.

Basically, the game uses your files and folders to make a castle. Each folder is a room (connected to other folders/rooms), and the files become NPCs, enemies, decorations, and so on depending on their format and “weight”.

”The game works like a complex Metroidvania where getting to new levels requires exploring previous rooms, fighting enemies and solving puzzles to keep going,” wrote the team in a post. “Your main goal is to clean all the castle's rooms from the curse casted by the Intruder. To clean a room you must set all the NPCs free by killing the creatures that keep those NPCs inside them.”


The three-person team is looking to raise $10,000 on Indiegogo, and with 23 days to go, they’ve almost hit the $4,000 make. AdventurOS will be available for Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux machines; hit up the campaign page to get your perks if you want in on the ground floor.
Via:  Indiegogo
Tags:  Linux, RPG, Misc, AdventurOS, NPC
ECouts one year ago

"Oh no! I thought it was a virus! Oh well, it was just my entire life's work. No big."

ECouts one year ago

I don't want to fight my pr0n collection! T_T It's too much!

RWilliams one year ago

Cool idea. I could see people designing a folder structure with the intent to just make a cool level. Interesting concept for sure.

Dave_HH one year ago

Agreed! I think the concept is really cool, though I am scared to know the labyrinth that is my storage array and how it would map out. :-/ :)

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