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 5.4

- 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 and geoduck tiles
- 200+ monsters from Slash'em
- comprehensive help
- hall of fame (top 20)
- turn-based & real-time modes
- French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish & Brazilian Portuguese translations

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

36 Ratings

36 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.

-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.

The Best Roguelike on iOS

Mistress Fannypack

Probably the best RPG too. Very intuitive for anyone who has only played roguelites, early bioware games, or dnd. The custom icons are pretty cool to use on your own characters. So many gameplay possibilities. My only gripe is it that its easy to accidentally move somewhere when you were trying to adjust the camera. I adapt to this by touching a safe spot before sliding the camera. Other than that, it is pure excellence.

My favorite rouguelike of all time! Perfect touch integration!


I grew up playing this nethack. It is actually one of my earliest childhood memories. I am so grateful that Callan made this app. A brilliant rouguelike based on nethack rules. I love the classic 8-bit tile mode. It is an absolute joy to play and he keeps making it better and better. Thank you!!! This is hands down the best rougelike in the app store.


Callan Hodgskin
104.2 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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