A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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The Barbarian and the Subterranean Caves is an adventure visual novel about the heroic feats of the intrepid warrior Ragnar.

Now you can become the famed adventurer Ragnar and bravely seek out all-new original adventures in this exciting game.

Delve into the mysteries of the caves and discover what lies in waiting below. Ready your sword: you will investigate sprawling, far-reaching webs of intrigues and unmask the cunning evildoer who stands in your way.

Can you tell a friend from a foe; who wants to manipulate you and who really needs your help?

Ragnar has six qualities you can choose from; each one influences the plot in its own way. But you must strategize well because you may only choose three.

Conquer all those who oppose you, overcome difficulties, let your conscience guide you through tough choices, and don't let lies ensnare you in a sticky web.

Take control over your hero's destiny to unlock the multiple endings and get the richest rewards.

Discover the truth in the darkest depths of the subterranean caves…

Game features

  • Non-linear, choose-your-own-adventure plot.
  • Unique endings to find.
  • More than 300 detailed illustrations.
  • Mosaic plot that completely opens by only completing a few storylines.
  • Cross-platform compatibility (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Steam trading cards and badges
  • Achievements
  • Steam Cloud support

Demo version is available


Встречайте бесстрашного героя Рагнара и отправляйтесь вместе с ним на поиски приключений!

Вам предстоит понять, кто друг, а кто враг, кто манипулирует вами, а кому действительно нужна ваша помощь. А также, разобраться в хитросплетениях замысловатых интриг и разоблачить коварного злодея.

Для этого у Рагнара имеется шесть навыков, каждый из которых по-своему влияет на развитие сюжета. Выбирайте три умения и – в путь!

Будьте готовы к опасностям, сложному моральному выбору и не позволяйте лжи опутать вас липкой сетью, докопайтесь до истины!

Найдите наилучшую концовку и получите самую большую награду!


  • Нелинейный сюжет (в стиле серии книг «Выбери себе приключение»)
  • Несколько уникальных концовок
  • Более 300 иллюстраций
  • Мозаичный сюжет, который полностью откроется только после прохождения нескольких веток повествования
  • Кроссплатформенность (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Карточки и значки Steam
  • Достижения
  • Поддержка Steam Cloud

Доступна демо-версия игры!


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

BarbarianCavesWin.zip 312 MB
BarbarianCavesMac.dmg 328 MB
BarbarianCavesLinux.tar.gz 311 MB
BarbarianCavesLinux64.tar.gz 311 MB

Also available on

Download demo

TBSC_Demo_en.zip 159 MB
TBSC_Demo_ru.zip 159 MB


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Is the version here on Itch.io not the full version of the game ?


Hello! Compared to the Steam version, it is almost full. In Steam version, there is short additional branch about another girl in the Ragnar's story :)

As far as I remember, you should be able to get free Steam key of the game if you bought it here.

Unfortunately, the game is not popular on itch.io compared to Steam version (it has literally one purchase on itch.io), so I haven't updated game here yet. Maybe I'll do this in the future.

For us, placing the paid game on itch.io was an experiment of some sort.