A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth is a third-person action-adventure game inspired by the genre classics of the N64-era.

Trapped in an ancient forest, a young prince searches for a lost god. Here he befriends the spirit of a young girl and a volatile child, and they quickly find their destinies intertwined.

Players control all three protagonists as they explore an overgrown fantasy landscape, meet its strange and wonderful inhabitants, and overcome the ancient magic and puzzles protecting it. All this is wrapped in an interactive, non-linear story that challenges allegiances and true intentions.

In order to survive and bring balance to the forest, your combat, platforming and puzzle-solving skills will be put to the test!

Defining Features

  • Switch between three playable characters, each with unique abilities, personalities and interactions
  • Explore a colourful, hand-painted 3D world
  • Full-length melodic soundtrack that varies for each level and area within
  • Story-driven campaign spread across the world, that tells the tale of world and your place inside it
  • Meet the friendly denizens making a living in the forest
  • A vivid fantasy landscape to explore, filled with exotic creatures and terrifying monsters
  • Over sixty different weapons with varying strengths and attack styles. Take any weapon a slain enemy used and manage your inventory as weapons lose durability and break
  • Challenging puzzles, hidden secrets and mysterious riddles
  • Windows, Mac and Linux support
  • Supports Xbox 360, Xbox One, Dualshock 4 and Steam Controllers (Controller recommended)
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Apr 08, 2016
Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
(17 total ratings)
AuthorCardboard Keep
Tags3D, combat, Controller, Exploration, Fantasy, Low-poly, n64, Puzzle-Platformer, Singleplayer, Third Person
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilitySubtitles, Interactive tutorial
LinksSteam, Homepage


Buy Now$19.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

warden-win.zip 410 MB
Version 1
warden-osx.zip 425 MB
Version 1
warden-linux.zip 421 MB
Version 1


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I am stuck in one room in the pyramid.

There are two big pillars, with two smaller pillars on top of each of them and a cauldron on one of the smaller pillars.  For of these pairs of pillars, there's a wheel that can raise one of them while lowering the other.   There are also wheels for rotating the two big pillars and for rotating the entire assembly.

I think that the only way to gain enough altitude to exit the room is to launch from a cauldron that is on a fully raised smaller pillar that is in turn on top of a fully raised big pillar.  I also think that the only way to gain enough altitude to reach such a pillar is to launch from the cauldron that's in one corner of the room on its own pillar, separate from the rotatable assembly that fills most of the room.  So I need to make a two-stage flight, from cauldron 1 (in the corner) to cauldron 2 (on the stacked raised pillars) to the exit.

My problem is that I can't seem to get enough horizontal flight distance to get from that cauldron to the other cauldron to the exit.  Cauldron 1 is immobile, and no matter how I position cauldron 2, it's either too far away from cauldron 1 for the first stage of my flight or too far away from the exit for the second stage.

I've been stuck on this puzzle for days now, which is annoying because there's no bonfire anywhere near the puzzle.  I can't find any online walkthroughs for this game either.  Is there a flaw in my analysis?  Do I just need to position cauldron 2 more precisely?  Do I need some sort of power-up for this puzzle?  Or is this puzzle unsolvable?


Hi, sorry if this was already asked, but how do I change the key binding ? Azerty here...

Use AutoHotkey!


Hello, how can I obtain my Steam key for the game ? I already bought it here and was expecting a serial for both platforms. Thanks.


Hi! Wondering how to use the Steam key, not sure how to lift it from the dll

Hey this looks great, but when I start it up it appears on the wrong monitor! Anything I can do about it?


Hey! If you hold Alt as you launch the game and you'll get an option to pick which monitor it opens on :) 


Thanks! I figured out a workaround but I'll try this too the next time I boot it up! First impressions were fantastic though!

Instantly installed! Looks so good!