Keep of the Mad Wizard is a single-player text-based RPG of the dungeon crawl variety, with randomized elements. It comes in a gamebook-like format, and can be played online or offline.

The game is meant to be replayable. It's a coffeebreak game that can be completed in about 10 minutes once you are familiar with it. But each time you'll get a different challenge, so pay attention to your resources! (See the built-in help for how to play.)

System requirements: Any modern web browser. Firefox 45 and Opera 45 both work, not sure about older versions. It also runs on mobile devices, though a screen width of 1024px is ideal.

For developers: As stated in the credits, Keep of the Mad Wizard is made with Tweego, and is released under the Artistic License 2.0, a copy of which is included in the source archive. You can compile the latter with tweego -o mad-wizard.html src. No special options are needed, but you need the default SugarCube 2 format installed.

As of 10 April 2019, the game is considered complete, barring tweaks and bug fixes.

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorNo Time To Play
GenreRole Playing
Made withTwine
TagsDungeon Crawler, Fantasy, Monsters, Short, Text based
Code licenseArtistic License 2.0
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
LinksHomepage, IFDB


Source code 64 kB

Development log


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Had a quick try and ill be back for more, This looks right up my street and really well done.

(Old CYOA fan)

Hi, there is no how-to-play. I only see "Source code" in downloads.


That's right. To play the game, press the big fat button labeled "Run gamebook" at the top of the page.

*facepalm* I thought it was a banner XD