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Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a turn-based survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Struggle to survive in a harsh, persistent, procedurally generated world. Scavenge the remnants of a dead civilization for food, equipment, or, if you are 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…


As your game begins, you awaken with hazy memories of violence and terror from when the world suddenly unravelled around you. Now you need to explore your surroundings, and secure food, water and safety. After that, who knows? Long term survival will mean tapping abilities you haven’t used before, learning to survive in this new environment, and developing new skills.

Community and Resources

  • IRC server: irc.freenode.net channel: #CataclysmDDA webchat

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System Requirements


“I played catadda 0.B on Lego EV3 brick through ssh about a year ago. Every simple move took a noticeable fraction of a second (like 0.3-0.5 second), crafting and such was very slow as well. The specs were - 300 MhZ CPU, 64 Mb Ram (+ another 64 Mb swap on microsd flash) running ev3dev (stripped ubuntu basically), ssh over USB CDC connection.” -burgerpro

“I used to test the game on an Asus EEE 700. That’s a 900MHz mobile cpu with 500MB of ram.” -Kevin Granade

Tilesets increase the amount of RAM required dramatically. I recommend at least 1GB of ram for tilesets, and there are reports of instability due to RAM exhaustion when certain tilesets are used. (The larger the size of the individual tiles, the more RAM is used)


“I regularly test the game now on a Windows netbook with a sub 2GHz single core CPU, 1GB of ram, and no graphics acceleration.” -Kevin Granade

Graphical builds run much faster with some kind of graphics acceleration. 2GB of RAM pretty much guarantees you will never have trouble with memory shortages.


Cataclysm has official builds for Windows, Linux, OSX and Android.
The Linux and OSX builds are available in both terminal and graphical flavors.
Windows and Android builds are graphical only, though there is a “text rendering” mode in the graphical build.
There is a very old and unsupported fork for iOS.

Latest Stable

The most recent stable release is 0.E-2 Ellison-2. We recommend stable for the most bug-free experience available. You can download it from the Releases Page.

Latest Experimental

Cataclysm: DDA is under constant development. As such, stable can lag behind with features. If you would like access to the bleeding edge of features and any bugs that may come along with them, you can download the latest experimental builds.

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?

Video game descent

Press the ? 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?

World on the main menu will generate a fresh world for you. Select Create World.

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 [email protected]. In either case, please consider reading our issue guidelines first.

I’d like to contribute financially to Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

Check out our page on BountySource and consider sponsoring an issue.

Game information

Also known as:
  • Inferno (working title)
  • Descent 1 (informal title)
Category:First-Person Shooter
More details:MobyGames
Part of group:
DOSBox:Supported (show details)

Play this game online

You can play Descent on this website so you don't need to download and install the game on your computer. We recommend to use Google Chrome when playing DOS games online.

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FileFile typeFile size
executable: DESCLOW.BAT
configured for DOSBox
Shareware (installed)
2,923 kB
(2.85 MB)
includes installer
2,810 kB
(2.74 MB)
Use with D1X-Rebirth
Mac OS
3,844 kB
(3.75 MB)

Download full version

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The shareware version includes the first seven levels of the full game.

NOTE: This game can be played directly in Windows using a source port (see the links section below).

You can use the Mac shareware data files with the D1X-Rebirth port to play the game in high resolution. For music, use the Roland SC-55 music pack.


Description (by Eric Savage)

Imagine cruising around in a spacecraft in a world with zero gravity ... it comes as no surprise that you're not sure where your feet are after a few hours of play. The action and graphics are smooth and you maneuvre through tunnels and caverns, blasting away enemies using the special weapons you pick up. Easy to learn and tough to master, especially in the multiplayer mode with equally able human enemies. It's a great 360 degree gaming experience, worth a try.

Cheats (by VGTips.com)

Type gabbagabbahey to enable cheat mode, then type any of the following codes to cheat:

ahimsa: Disable enemy fire
astral: Pass through doors (not walls)
bigred: 'Super WowieZowie' weapons
bruin: Gain an extra life
buggin: Turbo (high speed) mode
farmerjoe: Warp to another level
flash: Show the path to the exit
guile: Toggle cloaking
honestbob: Gives you all weapons
lunacy: Fast robots (less shooting)
mitzi: Gives you all keys
poboys: Destroy the reactor
porgys: 'Mega WowieZowie' weapons
racerx: Toggle God mode
scourger: 'WowieZowie' weapons
twilight: Full shields

Game links

  • Roland SC-55 Music Packs (HQ music for source ports) tip
  • DXX-Rebirth (Descent & Descent II cross-platform port)
  • Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs (HQ music for source ports) tip
  • Sublevel Zero Redux (game inspired by Descent)
  • Overload (spiritual successor to Descent)
  • Sol Contingency (game inspired by Descent)
  • Sublevel Zero Prototype (free game similar to Descent)

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