Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a roguelike set in a post-apocalyptic world. While some have described it as a "zombie game", there's far more to Cataclysm than that. Struggle to survive in a harsh, persistant, procedurally generated world. Scavenge the remnants of a dead civilization for for food, equipment, or, if you're lucky, a vehicle with a full tank of gas to get you the hell out of Dodge. Fight to defeat or escape from a wide variety of powerful monstrosities, from zombies to giant insects to killer robots and things far stranger and deadlier, and against the others like yourself, that want what you have...
The following binary releases are available:
The latest instructions on how to compile can be found on our wiki.
Please see CONTRIBUTING.md for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a tutorial?
Yes, you can find the tutorial in the Special menu at the main menu. You can also access documentation in-game via the ? key.
How can I change the key bindings?
? key, followed by the
1 key to see the full list of key commands. Press the
+ key to add a key binding, select which action with the corresponding letter key
a-w, and then the key you wish to assign to that action.
How can I start a new world?
Reset on the main menu will generate a fresh world for you.
I've found a bug / I would like to make a suggestion. What should I do?
Please submit an issue on our GitHub page. If you're not able to, send an email to