The brilliant Doctor Octagon has been kidnapped! Square must find him, and rescue him from the clutches of the Circle of Evil, a mysterious cult hellbent on the domination of Shape Land. He will square off against terrible monsters and impossible traps in order to prove that he's no square when it comes to justice. Guide him to the center of the Circles' domain, unravel their malicious plot, and win the day fair and square!
The "Square-ware" version of The Adventures of Square features the first episode of the game, Cornered By Circles: Radial Dawn, which includes:

  • Nine fully playable levels (and a secret one - shh!).
  • Four maps exclusively for Square-Off play (multiplayer VS)!
  • Arcade-style Time Attack! mode for Square-Off levels.
  • A whopping sixteen tracks in The Adventures of Square OST, courtesy of the musical minds of James Paddock, Xaser Acheron, Augustus Knezevich, Jazz Mickle, and Paul Corfiatis.
  • Amazing voice acting by Ben Paddock, Matt Tropiano, and Matt Cibulas!
  • Beautifully crafted ambient soundscapes.
  • Superb pixel-driven artwork and colorful texturing.
  • Support for Xbox controllers.
  • Really, really awful puns. Really.

The world of The Adventures of Square is home to large group of inhabitants, but here are some of the more important ones.

Our hero - the most in-shape shape who has the gumption to head out into the unknown and save Shape Land and rescue Dr. Octagon from the clutches of the Circle of Evil.

Outgoing and adventurous, Square is Shape Land's only hope. Grab your paintgun, fellas. Today, it's hip to be Square.

The greatest mind that was ever known and will ever be known, Dr. Octagon had helped move Shape Land into it's technological age. Now, the Circle of Evil has him in their possession, and are forcing him to design their war. Find him and rescue him or else they'll succeed!

These jerks are the primary members of the Circle of Evil. They are numerous and come in different flavors - all of them malicious. With heads filled with hate and an arsenal of weapons at their disposal, they won't rest until Shape Land is theirs to control.

The security droids and 'bots that act as most of Shape Land's security have been reprogrammed by the Circle of Evil and used as weapons to further their conquest. They may be scary and powerful, but with the right tools, Square can make short work of them!

While Square and the Circle of Evil duke it out, the hapless citizens of Shape Land are caught in the crossfire. Will Square be their salvation?

"Square Ep. 1 is AWESOME. An unmitigated joy."
David Szymanski, Creator of DUSK
Below are the current release packages for The Adventures of Square. OSX and Linux packages coming soon.

The Adventures of Square, Episode 1 [Mirror #1]
Version 1.4 (2017-04-22), 29.8 MB

Microsoft Windows

This version contains a modified ZDoom package that will ONLY detect Square. Good for most end-users and gamers. If you're not sure what version to download, this is probably the one. Unzip it to a directory that you have permission to write to, and run SQUARE.EXE (or set up a shortcut to it).

The Adventures of Square, Episode 1 [Mirror #1]
Version 1.4 (2017-04-22), 25.0 MB

ZDoom PK3 (for experts)

This version contains the main asset file only. Runs as an IWAD/IPK3 that GZDoom 2.4.0 and recent Git builds of GZDoom can detect. This is for people that "know what they're doing" and use the bleeding edge, Git Build versions of GZDoom, or the ones that run under OSX and Ubuntu Linux.

We do not support running this with another IWAD as though this were a Doom Modification!