Dead Mage
Based in Austin, TX

Release date:
September 2010

PC / Mac / Linux


Regular Price:


Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family. Since the corruption of the god of Mount Morta, his rage and anger has turned all the creatures into sick, furious monsters. The Bergson family, guardians of Mount Morta, live in their house at the mountain side. They try to reach the peak of the cursed mountain to find out what happened to its god and how they can change his doomed fate!



  • Play as any of the family members with their unique abilities.
  • Narrative meets roguelike! As games like Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy and Risk of Rain inspire the roguelike elements of the game, it also offers a novel blend of narration and roguelike! You will experience a rich story comprised of a specific narrative arc and various random events.
  • Unique blend of traditional pixel art with modern lighting and effects, prepare your eyes to be pleased!.
  • Craft various items and potions using materials found in your adventures by the families experienced craftsmen!
  • Highly replayable! Play through an endless number of procedurally generated content.


Trailer YouTube


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Selected Articles

  • "Children of Morta looks real, real good!"
    - Destructoid, destructoid.com
  • "If a game looks this good in GIFs, it's doing something right!"
    - Kotaku, kotaku.com
  • "Children of Morta is attractive in a way that few games manage to be!"
    - Rock Paper Shotgun, rockpapershotgun.com
  • "Children of Morta is spellbinding!"
    - IndieGames.com, indiegames.com
  • "The Bergsons seem like an interesting bunch!"
    - PCGamer, pcgamer.com
  • "Children of Morta's pixel art is truly a sight to behold!"
    - Eurogamer, eurogamer.net
  • "Children of Morta looks absolutely stunning with that fluidity of motion and beautiful pixel art"
    - Pixels for Breakfast, pixelsforbreakfast.net

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About Dead Mage

Dead Mage Inc. is an independent game development studio focused on developing high quality PC and console video games. To learn more about Dead Mage or inquire about publishing or investment partnerships, please contact us at info@deadmage.com

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