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Children of Morta

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Children of Morta
Children of Morta cover
Dead Mage
11 bit studios
Former Unity 2017[Note 1]
Unity 2019[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows September 3, 2019
macOS (OS X) September 3, 2019
Linux August 24, 2020[3]
Metacritic 82
OpenCritic 83
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Scrolling
Controls Direct control, Point and select
Genres ARPG, Roguelike
Art styles Pixel art
Themes Fantasy
Children of Morta on HowLongToBeat
Children of Morta on IGDB
Children of Morta guide on StrategyWiki
Children of Morta on MobyGames

Children of Morta is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view and scrolling ARPG and roguelike game.

The GOG version of the game is still missing the Online Co-op update, which the Steam version received on February 14, 2022.[4]

General information

Official Discord server
Official subreddit
Official Wiki Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions



Type Notes
DLC The DLCs include new items, characters and gameplay mechanics.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain any microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Paws and Claws
macOS (OS X)
Ancient Spirits
macOS (OS X)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

Configuration files are not human-readable.
System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Dead Mage\Children of Morta\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dead Mage\Children of Morta\ %LOCALAPPDATA%\\Galaxy\Applications\49845465038978536\Storage\Shared\Files
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/unity3d/Dead Mage/Children of Morta/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\\Galaxy\Applications\49845465038978536\Storage\Shared\Files
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\11bitstudios.12487E5DA4D9B_gwy9gn5q9j1y6\SystemAppData\wgs
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\330020\remote\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/unity3d/Dead Mage/Children of Morta/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics options
Graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9 anamorphic.[5]
Pillarboxed. Use the related patcher as a workaround.
16:9 anamorphic.[6] For Windows, use the related patcher as a workaround. For Linux, hexedit ./ChildrenOfMorta_Data/Managed/Assembly-CSharp.dll and change every occurence of 39 8E E3 3F to 26 B4 17 40 (2560x1080) or 8E E3 18 40 (3440x1440).
4K Ultra HD
1600x900 is the only resolution that offers correct pixel scaling during regular gameplay.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
See High frame rate for specifics.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

High frame rate

When Vsync is enabled in the settings of the game, the framerate is locked to the refresh rate.[7] When disabled, the game is locked to 60 FPS.[8]
Uncap the frame rate regardless of refresh rate using Special K[9][dubious – discuss]
  1. Enable Vsync in the settings of the game.
  2. Install Special K locally for the game by moving the SpecialK64.dll to the game folder and renaming it to dxgi.dll
  3. Run the game once, and then close it.
  4. Open dxgi.ini in a text editor and change PresentationInterval=-1 to PresentationInterval=0
  5. Run the game and confirm that the frame rate is uncapped.


Vsync must be enabled in the settings of the game for this override to work.


Control bindings
Control bindings
Default controller bindings. Automatically updates if controller bindings are changed by the player.
Default controller bindings. Automatically updates if controller bindings are changed by the player.


Audio settings
Audio settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, Narrator
Surround sound
2.0 only.[12]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Cannot be enabled.[11]
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Issues unresolved

Official bug reporting forum
Unless otherwise noted, the developers are aware of the following issues and are working on fixes.

Killing a boss as it kills the player softlocks the game

If the player and a boss simultaneously deliver killing blows, the game will softlock at the loading screen.[15]

No known fix.

Issues fixed

Official troubleshooting guide

Escort side mission softlocked

A specific escort side mission involving two NPCs can become softlocked if one of them gets stuck on a wall.[16]

Fixed in the 1.0.6 update.[17]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 10
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon R7 370
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU)


  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.25f1[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2019.2.15f1[2]


  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-02
  2. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-01-04
  3. Verified by User:Iglu47 on 2020-09-03
    September 3, 2020 on
  4. [1] - last accessed on 2024-02-06
  5. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-04
    Tested at 2560x1600 resolution.
  6. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2019-09-04
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  7. Steam Community Discussion - Fullscreen Windowed? (post #1) - last accessed on 2019-09-04
  8. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-04
    Tested using my monitor's native 48hz progressive scan refresh rate, and turning the Vsync in-game on and off. On matches the refresh rate; off caps at 60 FPS.
  9. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-04
  10. Children of Morta on Steam - last accessed on 2019-09-04
    "Controller support to be available soon."
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-03
  12. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-03
    Tested using Special K version 10.x.
  13. Children of Morta on Steam - last accessed on 2019-09-03
    "LOCAL CO-OP is already available in the game, so two players can become the Bergsons and fight the Corruption together. ONLINE CO-OP is still in development and will be released in a future update."
  14. Steam Community Announcement - Welcome to Online Co-op in the ‘Fellowship Sanctuary’ update! - last accessed on 2022-02-14
  15. Steam Community Discussion - Killing a boss as you kill it results in soft lock loading screen - last accessed on 2019-09-04
  16. Steam Community Discussion - Escort kid side quest BUG - last accessed on 2019-09-04
  17. Steam Community Announcement - Children of Morta - Patch 1.0.6 - last accessed on 2019-09-11
  18. Steam Community Discussion - Is the game on Mac 32-bit? - last accessed on 2019-09-08
  19. Verified by User:Iglu47 on 2020-09-03
    checked on Linux version