Catacombs of the Damned

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Catacombs of the Damned is an 8-bit first-person shooter created to run on an Arduino board (specifically the Arduboy handheld game console) that is "partly inspired by the Catacomb 3D games". Remarkably, this means there is arguably a demake of one of the world's first ever full on first-person shooters. It was released in October 2018 by James Howard. Rather than using texture mapping, the walls are generated as vector graphics on a monochrome display. The screen tilting when turning is reminiscent of the view bob in Hovertank 3D.


As with the original game, the player is a spell caster blasting enemies in brick walled catacombs while collecting treasure. A major deviation from the original games is that there are no destructible walls, and that rather than charging up attacks you have a magic bar that depletes as you fire. This forces the player to be more judicious in their use of Magick Missiles.



  • Arrow keys - movement
  • X - shoots
  • Left Control - menu options




  • Torches
  • Vases
  • Ladders (takes you to the next level)


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Catacombs of the Damned
Enemies: Bats - Mages - Knights - Spiders
Items: Magick Missile - Cure Potions - Treasure Chests - Scrolls