Pathos: NetHack Codex

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Pathos: NetHack Codex
Stable game
Developer Callan Hodgskin
Theme Fantasy
Influences Nethack
Released ()
Updated Nov 28, 2020 (6.4)
Licensing Freeware, Closed Source
P. Language
Platforms Windows, iOS, Android
Interface Touch, Keyboard,Mouse, Tiles
Game Length
Official site of Pathos: NetHack Codex

Pathos is a dungeon adventure game with the soul of Nethack.


Pathos is based on the mechanics from Nethack. Pathos has a touch-first UX and works great on a tablet and phones. Also supports keyboard and mouse on the PC version. The design has focused on making a complex game that feels fun and fast to play. Pathos is free to play on iOS, Android and Windows and built simply for the love of game.


  • designed for tablets & phones in landscape or portrait mode
  • choose from absurd, classic, geoduck and sonyvanda tiles
  • import a custom tile for your character and pet
  • animations for idle bounce, levitation, flying, searching, resting, etc
  • music, ambience and sound effects
  • resurrect and continue for that little bit of closure
  • autosave and quicksave
  • canned and custom characters
  • play as one character or up to a party of six characters
  • 30 classes and 15 races
  • karma mechanic (no alignments or gods, karma is earned by being a good dungeon citizen)
  • animated item/trap/boulder mechanic
  • punishment & affliction mechanics (more than just the ball & chain)
  • elemental resistances are percentage based
  • ride your steed into battle
  • dungeon quest with multiple branches plus an overland quest
  • revenant levels (aka ghost levels)
  • 200+ extra monsters from Slash'em
  • comprehensive help on all items, entities, traps and classes
  • global and personal hall of fame (top 20)
  • turn-based and real-time modes
  • custom quest/map editor
  • custom worldgen API in C#
  • modding for tiles and sound effects
  • split-screen local co-op
  • multiplayer TCP/IP co-op
  • translated to French, Korean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese








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