A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Tick, tock. Tick, tock.

The sound of rumbling clockwork surrounds you. Transient portals to other realities open nearby, releasing extradimensional mechanical monstrosities. All the while, the massive clock face beneath you ticks ever closer to 12...

Fear of Gears is a fast-paced roguelite adventure that takes place in a strange time loop. Made in just 72 hours for Ludum Dare 47! 

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-Dash and slash, swinging your sword about to fend off your cosmic foes in wave-based combat!
-Choose from a variety of upgrades, including infesting your body with a dark presence from another void and infusing your sword with the power of the cosmos to fire a searing beam of energy
-Face the consequences of your actions: each upgrade you choose also empowers your foes!
-Meet a familiar face when the clock strikes 12
-Do it all again, only better, in the next time loop!

Credits |@dev_dwarf|@nolnad|@blabberf |@Lewmothmusic|


*Note*: If attempting to play the OSX version, you'll encounter an error due to issues with Mac security systems! You can resolve this by following these instructions.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
Authorsdev_dwarf, blabberf, Nolnad
Tagsarena, eye, Ludum Dare 47, Roguelite
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksLudum Dare


FearOfGears_OSx.zip 11 MB
FearOfGears_Win.zip 9 MB


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More content = better game.
Current content = Still an amazing game I have sunk hours into

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could you include the yyz file?




You rock and awesome to learn from! Thanks!


Made a video


o wuuuuw its so epic game, soundtrack, graphics, gameplay and even converstaions are interesting, very well done :D

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Man, I really want to try this one, but even i'm following instructions for Mac, I still cannot open the file. What should I do?


try if it works using itch.io-launcher on mac 


hey it worked through the launcher, thanks!

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This game is visually impressive and fun to play. Nice sound design and pleasant music complete the package. 

To point out flaws would be nitpicking, excellent job!


Best non risk of rain risk of rain game ive played, and it was a jam game