Play as a ghost escaped from the Nether Regions, trying to make your way to the surface. You are incredibly frail, but have one advantage: you can possess the bodies of the monsters you encounter. Created for the 2013 7-Day Roguelike Challenge.


  • 5 levels, each with unique possessable monsters
  • A wide variety of creature powers
  • Exploding bodies!
  • Item-less gameplay
  • A monsterpedia, which tracks the details of the monsters you possess
  • Quick to pick up and play
  • Humorous descriptions
  • Separate graphics/ASCII modes for creatures and the environment
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I've released a new version of the original Possession. No gameplay changes, but this adds support for graphics, though it has nowhere near the polish and fancy effects that Possession 2 has. Not sure if it'd really matters that much to roguetemplers, but maybe there are actually some people here who hate ASCII games.
There are separate settings for creature and environment graphics, so if you like having ASCII characters for creatures, but want a graphical level, you can. Or, if you like having creature graphics, but an ASCII level, you can, too.

This isn't Possession 2. It uses the same sprites, but Possession 2 has much more polish and flair. I'm still continuing to work on Possession 2, and while I am posting updates to Possession 2's indie DB page, if you're interesting in receiving exclusive updates and info, go ahead and sign up for our newsletter!


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RT @ChuckTingle: listen quiet and you can hear sound of your own body exhisting. this is the BEST MAGIC in the world and your magic is unlike anyone elses

Aug 20 2017

Testing lava beasts popping out of lava in the mines. I'd say it works... #gamedev

Jul 27 2017

Got a possibly scam invitation to be in bundle I've never heard of. Game not even out. This what it feels like to have "made it"? #gamedev

Jul 18 2017

The Steam page for Possession, my #roguelike, is up! Tentative release date in November. Wishlist away! #gamedev

Jul 13 2017

Out of town then sick then out of town, so slow work on Possession. But submitted the Steam page yesterday so that should be soon! #gamedev

Jul 10 2017

Finished the trailer, but can't upload it to Steam because their servers are overloaded from the Summer Sale! #greattiming

Jun 22 2017

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