A downloadable game for Windows

Depths of Boatmurdered is a top-down 2D horror game inspired by the infamous Dwarf Fortress Let's Play "Boatmurdered".

However, you don't need to know anything about the LP or Dwarf Fortress to enjoy Depths of Boatmurdered. The game only vaguely adheres to the original fortress layout in the LP, and does not try to include lore or mechanics from Dwarf Fortress.

Depths of Boatmurdered is ~2 hours long, and follows a lone dwarf as he struggles to stay alive.


  • Keyboard and Xbox controllers are both supported!
  • Being able to dead-end yourself is very rare, so if you feel stuck, it's likely there's something nearby that you missed.
  • Even with a weapon, enemies cannot be killed – try to escape instead!
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorRad Codex
Tags16-bit, Horror
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller


DepthsOfBoatmurdered_v103.zip 240 MB

Install instructions

To install, extract the downloaded .zip file. Then run setup.exe.
(If setup.exe fails, you may need to install XNA 4.0.)

NOTE: If you are installing a newer version over the old one, you may have to uninstall the old one first. To do so, go to Start > Control Panel > Programs. Then scroll to Depths of Boatmurdered, right click, and click Uninstall.


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Played this years ago, now I will download it to play it again :)
As a gamedev who loves C#/XNA /MonoGame, I always find this game to be an awesome experience and inspiration.


Pretty cool, and fun to play.