Project Introduction

Aris Arcanum casts players into the role of Clyde Colegrave, an occult librarian afflicted by a disease. There is a mysterious cure hidden somewhere in the halls of a cursed library and Clyde has to find it. Craft spells, build your arsenal of Ink Magic through each run and fight your way to the depths of Aris Archives.

Slay Abominations of Magic

Wield formidable magic in a tough but fair combat with a twist. Your movement is restricted with a cane and disease, but your magical powers are boundless.

Craft Your Spell Arsenal

Shape your own spells with unique abilities. Find a new combination each run as death will reset your spell arsenal. Try thousands of builds and find your favorite.

Explore the Library

Aris Archives are vast and twisted. Research closed sections corrupted by magic. Find hidden paths and locked doors of Aris. Enjoy the beauty and terror of Aris.

Unveil the Mystery

Meet dozens of unique characters, experience hundreds of story events, and find what secrets lie beneath the library surface.

Replay Endlessly

Meet new challenges each run in endlessly-twisting Aris. Build-up your might and your knowledge with permanent upgrades.

About Developer

Broken Cane is a small indie studio with a diverse crew of international professionals based in Espoo, Finland. We are united by a vision to create high-quality PC-first games with personality. We are eager to explore rare game aesthetics and unique takes on existing gameplay systems to bring novel experiences to players. In our debut action roguelike Aris Arcanum, these goals are reflected in the Victorian arcane setting brought to life through comic-inspired hand-painted art paired with a new approach to combat dynamics.