Aimlessly Going Forward

blog by Tomas Sedovic

Dose Response Roguelike

Dose Response is a roguelike game where you play an addict. Avoid the dangers threatening your mind and body while desperately looking for the next fix.

You can download and play it, but it's a work in progress.

You can also play Dose Response in the browser!


Dose Response Roguelike

What's New in version 0.10 (Beta 1):

You can see the full Dose Response change log on github.


We have builds for Windows, Mac and Linux.

You can also play it in the browser

Version 0.10

How To Play

You control the @ character on the screen. You can move in the four cardinal directions (up, down, left and right) and four diagonal directions (north-east, south-east, north-west, south-west).

Whenever you see a % it's a food that you can pick up and use later. If you move onto it, you pick it up automatically.

i is a dose and your character uses it as soon as you step on it. It destroys nearby monsters and expands your field of view.

When your come down from the effect of the dose, you'll go into a withdrawal. Eventually, you'll lose of exhaustion.

You can eat food (or find another dose) to stave off the effects.

When you have an item you can use (such as food) it will appear in your inventory in the sidebar next to a numeric key. You use it by pressing the key.



There is no mouse support (yet!) in the game so you play by pressing the keys. There are three keyboard schemes you can use:


Most desktop computers have a numpad, but a lot of laptops don't. If you have it, you can use its keys to move around:

Use 8, 2, 4 and 6 keys to move up/down/left/right.

To move diagonally, use 7, 9, 1 and 3 to move north-west, north-east, south-west and south-east.

Arrows + ctrl/shift

Use your up, down, left and right keys to move up/down/left/right.

To move diagonally, pressing control and left/right means "north" and pressing shift means "south".

So to move north-east you hold control and press right. To go south-west you hold shift and press left.


Use k, j, h and l to move up/down/left/right.

To move diagonally, press y, b, u and n to move north-west, south-west, north-east and south-east.