A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Dive into the depths of a lost arctic research facility in this action packed roguelite top down shooter.

Made together with Leonovsky for the 7DRL Challenge 2020 using the FTE QuakeWorld engine.

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
Authorsshp, leonovsky
Tags3D, Seven Day Roguelike Challenge, Low-poly, Roguelike, Roguelite, Top down shooter


[Windows] Descendants of the Hellbeast 20 MB
[Linux] Descendants of the Hellbeast 20 MB

Install instructions

Download and extract the archive. Run the fteglqw.exe (Windows) or fteqw64 (Linux) executable to play the game.

Installing OpenAL on Linux is strongly recommended.


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I think there are too many weapons powerups on the map I think it would make the game muách more fun if there were 4 chest per level or something to make them something I want insted of wow another gun I dont need.

TLDR: There are so many weapons that it seems it is mocking me

also please why do you need to have mouse sensitivity setting in a 2D game? It is annoying

is there an ending?

i am at the 9th level thinking that there might be an ending to this game but im starting to have doubts cus i dont see much changes other than increasing enemies

good game

how do I stop avast from qurantining this game? I can't even extract it since avast stops it

This game is great, 10/10, feeling kind double AA


when I click on the start button in the game, it dosen't start,what should I do.

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I run around like a headless chicken without weapons, not knowing that I had to punch the creates. I know, there is a dialogue box at the beginning but people often skip tutorial text. My suggestion, lock the first exit, make a floating text above the first chest with a simple "Space" or "press Space" text and unlock the door once the player gets his first weapon.

you uhhh punch the boxes that are around the level for guns

And maybe you should read more than just one phrase. :) 


And maybe you should read the tutorial.

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what kinda childish response is this? Some people have dyslexia, some people have concentration/focus issue and can't focus on much text for too long/ miss important keywords. A textbox is simply not a good way to do tutorials, I did it a lot, never worked well. 

Oh, I'm sorry for giving you the same response you gave someone else.


It's like DoomRL without RL part ;)

Very atmospheric, very polished, also very addictive.

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Thanks for playing and thanks for the comment! Yeah I'm aware of some antiviruses not liking the engine, didn't know 64-bit versions were different! Can you tell me which antivirus are you using? I can also submit them a report to tell them it's a false positive, I've done it before for f-secure and it stopped flagging it

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I really like the feel and look of this game. I also really like how the wide variety of weapons with different strengths, and the upgrade/ability things allow you to sort of make your own class to fit your playstyle. I think this game would also be great if it had online co-op, or maybe LAN so you can play with your friends. Also maybe a bit of a story, like a background on the character, maybe about the enemies and who/what they are. Such a great game though. :)

Thanks for the comment and the feedback! The game was actually built with online co-op in mind but we didn't have enough time to get it working properly during the 7 days. Hoping to get back to it soon enough!


Just a great game. Loved the atmosphere and the music. The random level generation is really interesting. Overall a fun experience.

Thanks for playing and thanks for the video! Now I know that the snow/fog effect doesn't work properly on ultrawide monitors :p


Great game - the random level generation is amazing and the mix of weapons adds huge variation to each play-through :)

Thanks a lot!


this was a cool game! love the many choices of guns and the rpg element, shoot was pretty cool. i'd would suggest to spice it up by having some sound....action type sound (royalty free of course), create a story in the game and learn about the character. Great Job!!!

Thank you for the comment and the video! always love receiving more feedback


I spent a good 40 minutes playing this game it was really fun

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I really enjoy this game. The Difficulty is just right. Guns are fun to use and pretty balanced.The furthest I've gotten so far is level six. One thing though, when you're in the game and you pause, there's a button to start the game. I clicked that the first time because I thought that'd resume the game.You might wanna change that so it resumes the game instead of restarting it. You also might wanna add a save feature.


Thanks! Yes there's some UX mistakes with the menus, we'll probably address them with updates :)


SO much fun! This game feels so great to play, and is a pretty genuine challenge. Only got to level 8 so far, gonna try and get further >:)