Explore five different worlds, fight their monstrous inhabitants and try to survive and find an ancient artifact to save the world from destruction.

For every game session, the game will create new environments full of challenges and surprises, populated with monsters and ancient magical artifacts.

There are nine different player classes, each one designed with a unique playing style. Some of them are combat-focused, others have access to magic spells in 5 different schools of magic while others must rely on their special martial skills to survive.

As you advance through the game, you will find over 40 different types of monsters with distinct skills and abilities, you will be able to charm them using magic spells and make them join your quest. By using some of the ancient magic found in the dungeon, you can unlock more advanced forms of their powers and skills.

The game keeps track of your adventures on its online server, sharing the in-game events with your friends in real time, maintaining a leaderboard of the most successful heroes as well as a graveyard of memorable characters which you can share in social media.

Ananias is a classic turn-based “roguelike” adapted for modern media, it removes the cumbersome movement and complex commands while keeping all the features from the genre that make the games fun and enjoyable: turn-based combat, random level generation, and long term item strategy. These are among the things that make every adventure into the game unforgettable.

What’s New

Version 2.4.4

- Fix issue with confirming spell selection
- Add Witch character class and Witchcraft magic school
- Limit usage of stat upgrades to 7
- Make charm effect only work for 10 to 15 turns
- Make summon spells create a single monster by default
- Make befriend monster spells higher level
- Make sick fountains reduce attack instead of contracting it (allow recovering)
- Allow continuing games from older versions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Bkrenfro ,

One of my favorites on ios

I love love 8 bit like rpg/rogue games. There are some really good ones and really bad. This falls under the great game category. The only complaint would be I would love an attack button instead of pressing the direction pad.

Kidkayos ,

Can’t save games

Great classic roguelike but can’t save games. It appears you can only save games with an online account which, after paying $6, is kind of ridiculous right there. I should be able to save locally. But when I try to create an account i get an error that I am unable to connect to the server. Death is a big part of rogue likes and if you can’t save it’s pointless to lay. I hope they fix this (or make the online requirement unnecessary) because the game is fun otherwise

Developer Response ,

Hi Kidkayos! I believe there was a misunderstanding here since the online account is NOT needed to save your games :) it's only used to keep track of your scores in the leaderboards.

Nephster ,

Solid Roguelike Action

Anyone who has followed the indie roguelike scene will be aware of Ananias, but in case you haven't heard of it, this app is a very solid, approachable, and time-tested roguelike game called Ananias.

Mechanically, it's like most other roguelike games. You create a character, charge into a procedurally generated death labyrinth, and eventually get killed. Rinse and repeat, learning as you go, to get further and further into the depths.

As roguelikes go, Ananias has a lot of diversity and depth to it, but it's wrapped in a more-approachable-than-usual presentation. And this iOS port lends itself really well to the mobile form factor. The UI is straightforward and easy to use, and navigating the game world includes affordances like fast-travel that solve problems that typically plague other mobile roguelike games. Overall, this feels like a solid, well-produced port of a classic roguelike game. Challenging for veterans of the genre, but accessible to newcomers.

My recommendation is to definitely pick it up if you are at all inclined to like games of the roguelike genre. It is well worth the price of admission, because there are many hours of gameplay here. And if you're new to the roguelike genre, this is a fantastic introduction. Five stars.

App Privacy

The developer, Raul Santiago Zapata Bustamante, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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