A downloadable game for Windows

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In My Cousin the Rogue, your Cousin is the "hero". As a rogue-like player he kills innocent monsters that happen to live in the dungeon. Take responsibility for your kin's actions and save the monsters!

Find the monsters and take them with you to the exit! Find the key worm to unlock the next level! Use strategy and your monster's special powers to avoid your cousin and make sure he doesn't hurt your new friends!


  • Non violent conflict resolution (running away)
  • Easy to learn
  • No inventory to manage
  • No stats to upgrade

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The story behind my cousin the rogue:

My Cousin the Rogue is part of what has retroactively been termed a "molasses jam" run by the Bay Area Dev Collective. The theme of the jam was to make a violent genre non-violent. I love roguelikes and I thought it would be interesting to think about why these monsters are living in a dungeon. Perhaps they have more of a right to be there than the "hero".

This is just the demo version! I hope to release the full version this year on steam! It will have more creatures and another biome after the swamp. Join the discord to suggest new features and hang out with the dev! I'm trying to make this game better one step at a time!

Also please comment with any feedback! It's very much appreciated!

Music made for My Cousin the Rogue by manadream


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mycousintherogue_win_demo_0.8.1.zip 18 MB

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