Caves of Qud is one of the most interesting roguelike games I have played in recent years with its unique visual style and deep simulation. And now, with the newest update, playing on the Steam Deck just got a whole lot easier!
With the Creatures of the 7th Plague update, we now have finalized Steam Deck support, making Caves of Qud completely compatible. Part of this includes the game getting full native controller support, making using the Deck's gamepad easy and efficient. There's also no need to change any settings to make the gamepad work and a new Abilities screen with new icons, dynamic descriptions, and more.
On top of these, the new update adds a ton of new content, including the next part of the main quest, shrines to the nephilim, new visual effects, late-game pilotable robots, grappling guns, new cybernetic implants, furniture, and revamps to some of the skill trees. You can see all of these on the full changelog for the update, but there is a lot to go through! It is also going to be the last major update before the 1.0 release.
Caves of Qud is available now in early access for $19.99 and has a native Linux build. It is already labeled as Verified, but with this update, you should be able to play it on Steam Deck with little-to-no issues!
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