A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Hermes, please restore rainwater to the world.

Caduceus is a 3D first person shooter inspired by ancient Greek mythology. The player wields the legendary Caduceus and uses it to fire at enemies that loom around a procedurally generated dungeon. Do your best to guide Hermes through this mysterious area, fighting off foes through both melee and ranged attacks.

Caduceus was created by a 34-person team at the University of Michigan's WolverineSoft Studio, a semester-long voluntary student games studio. This project was in development from January 19th, 2021, to April 18th, 2021. Read more about WolverineSoft here.

ProducerAmber Renton
Art DirectorsAlex Trombley
George Castle
Audio DirectorsBradley Gurwin
Logan Hughes
Design DirectorBrandon Schulz
Programming DirectorNigel Charleston
Pod LeadsAlvin (Zewen) Wu
George Castle
Grace Ma
Minkang Choi
Naveen Sabharwal
Art TeamAbigail Seguin
Alex Trombley
Amber Renton
George Castle
Grace Ma
Kaavya Ramachandhran
LaKyla Thomas
Lucy Zhang
Marlon Berry
Natalie Neumann
Naveen Sabharwal
Audio TeamBradley Gurwin
Emily Sulkey
Logan Hughes
Shreya Patibanda
Steve Klingbiel
Design TeamBrandon Schulz
Claire Arp
Conor Egan
Manuel Guzman
Matthias Claassen
Paul Young
Rob Swor
Programming TeamAlex Kisil
Alvin (Zewen) Wu
George Castle
Keira Damaska
Lily Ge
Mariana Ortiz Luna
Michael Stowe
Minkang Choi
Nick Cotton
Nigel Charleston
Nikhil Ghosh
Steven Tam
Thomas Banghart
AdvisorAustin Yarger
MentorsApoorva Bansal
Jordan Ajlouni

The following organizations are supporting the next generation of world class game developers. Without their support, WolverineSoft Studio would not have seen the success that it sees today.

Arbor Interactive

Your Modern Media Team. Hire out your next game, website, or interactive digital experience. We deliver on fast schedules and efficient budgets.

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The University of Michigan’s ArtsEngine

ArtsEngine’s mission is to inspire, foster, and strengthen intellectual collisions and durable collaborative practices driven by the arts, design, engineering, and technology to fully maximize the potential of students and faculty on North Campus.

Read More: https://artsengine.engin.umich.edu

Arts at Michigan

Arts at Michigan's mission is to integrate the visual, performing, and literary arts into the undergraduate experience at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus.

Read More: http://artsatmichigan.umich.edu/


Caduceus-Build-Windows.zip 426 MB
Caduceus-Build-MacOSX.app.zip 428 MB
Caduceus-Build-Linux.zip 433 MB


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I wish I had an optimization option.

Great wallpapers very much and I wish you good luck My greetings myegy games

Hii, I've made a video about the game and wanted to share some feedback about it, hopefully it is useful to you ^^

-The concept of the game is quite interesting.

-Visually the game needs some work to make it feel a little bit more cohesive.

-The gameplay mechanics are good but they need some work as they actually feel a little bit glitchy.

-There are some game breaking bugs like the one that happend to me on the video, that ended up blocking the entrance to the first level.

Hopefully this is useful to you :D, also if you could subscribe that would help me a lot :)


Thank you for your feedback! I am hoping to make bug fixes to the game in the coming days, and will update the builds accordingly. Your video is very helpful! :)

Awesome, you are welcome ^^