Pathos is a roguelike adventure game inspired by the rule set from Nethack. Choose from 13 classes and journey deep into the dungeon. Descend to hell to defeat your nemesis before escaping the dungeon with all the loot you can carry!





What's New

Version 5.7

- see the full change log in help > updates
- swipe from the left edge to save & quit
- designed for tablets & phones; landscape & portrait
- autosave
- resurrect and continue
- custom characters
- dungeon adventure & overland quest
- ride your steed into battle
- choose from absurd, classic, geoduck & sonyvanda tiles
- 200+ monsters from Slash'em
- comprehensive help
- hall of fame (top 20)
- turn-based & real-time modes
- French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese translations

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings
81 Ratings

*Dev Response* Custom Char Portraits Frozen

*Edit* : Thanks for the response!

Here's what you can do to reproduce the bug:

• Switch tile set to classic

• Start a run with a new custom character (without a custom portrait, leaving the default portrait)

• End the run early

• Edit the character you just made and choose a new race, class, and gender.

• Finally, Tap outside the race, gender, class selection screen

The portrait should be frozen on the last run's portrait, refusing to change dynamically as you make new gender, race, and class selections.

It might take a few tries to reproduce the bug, i'm sure you'll reproduce it if you follow these steps. I just reproduced it myself so I know it definitely is reproducible.

Thank you so much for your hard work. I hope you'll fix this bug soon!

-original bug report starts below-

bug I found in the most recent update

The portrait doesn't dynamically change when selecting ones gender, race, or class. It remains frozen on the last character you were from your last run. Only when you select your class and proceed to the roll stats screen does the portrait change.

Please fix this as soon as possible. Thanks.

Developer Response

*Edit*: thank you for the clear steps to reproduce the issue! I have now fixed and this will be in the next public release. If you'd like to get this sooner I'd be happy to sign you up for the beta channel (just drop me an email if you are interested). It's just more updates, more often, no obligations.

*Edit 2* Would you mind confirming this issue is fixed in the latest update?

-original response-
Hey sorry about the bug but can you tell me a little bit more? I'm not quite sure how to reproduce the issue from what you have said. More than happy to fix as soon as possible.


Lazy changelog

Game is fine. Dev is lazy and never puts what changed in App Store. Therefore I never download and launch it anymore because I have no compelling reason to do so.

Yes, changes are in Help & Updates. You realize people take games off their phone and don’t have Help & Updates to look at, right? I’m not going to redownload just to find out “minor bug fixes” and then delete it again.

Put it in the App Store, like every other iOS game out there—when in Rome, right? It can’t be that hard. This is worse practice than the FB/Google form letter changelogs, and that’s saying something.

Developer Response

Hi! Pathos is translated into 10 languages so it's not easy to coordinate the change list. The iTunesConnect interface is particularly bad as well, so I'd rather spend my time building the game.

You can always visit the Pathos subreddit to see major changes:


Best Roguelike in the app store.

Totally in love with this game. By far one of the most satisfying dungeon crawlers with tons of options for races/classes and countless item types and crafting options. I don’t know of any other crawler where I can craft a semiautomatic rifle, zap enemies with a unicorn horn, get slaughtered in a room full of people summoning devils, eat the corpse of my pet and feel regret, buy a hawaiian shirt, or form an alliance with a kitten. And that was all within just the first couple hours of gameplay.

I only wish my pets didn’t perish so easily :D


Callan Hodgskin
122 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2015 Callan Hodgskin


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