Short interim project: Mops & Mobs

While PATOU is still in the making but also in need of funding (hello, publishers!), we started a shorter interim project. We focused on all the design elements that come fluently to us and combined them: Exploration, character dialogues and giving players some freedom to decorate things. VoilĂ : Here comes Mops & Mobs!

A red-hooded small creator stands in a dark cellar like place with lots of candles and a chimney in the back.

We love dungeon fantasy settings in games, comics and pen&paper - and Friedrich always wanted to work on a crawler someday. While there already are quite some interesting takes on the genre, we decided to change things a bit. Instead of being an adventurer going to slay the hell out of monsters, you take the noble job of a janitor. You care for the well-being of the dungeon's monsters, pick up adventurers' left-overs, decorate the dusky halls and passages and find ways to let our beloved Dungeon Master look more competent.

By focusing heavily on the monsters and their personality, Mops & Mobs also is a visual novel-styled game. You do quests which are powered by our own dialogue editor Connected, as we use it to write non-linear and context-sensitive dialogues.

As a change of pace - and for reasons many of our readers probably can guess - we didn't use Unity this time as game engine for Mops & Mobs, but Godot instead. After only a few weeks of evaluation and orientation we're confident with our choice - Godot definitely has its quirks and short-comings, but allows quick iteration and prototyping and is perfect for the scope of the game.

A parchment that declares: We are hiring! Looking for a Dungeon Custodian Extraordinaire

So far, we created a short prototype, where you can play test our idea of becoming a dungeon janitor. Sounds like a job you'd like to do? Head over to to download the free demo!

If you want to support this project, you can also wishlist Mops & Mobs on Steam!