A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

ClanGen is a fan game originally created by just-some-cat on Tumblr

Welcome to the ClanGen itch.io page! ClanGen is a game that lets you generate a Clan and then follow their story as it unfolds, perhaps influencing some of their decisions along the way. With, quite literally, millions of unique cat appearances to generate, multiple biomes and camps to live within, and hundreds of events to discover, ClanGen is full of possibilities! What will your Clan look like? 

Downloading is fairly straight forward, but below are the most frequently asked questions, including how to get the game. If you have any other questions that aren't answered, join us on our discord, where a much more in-depth FAQ is available.


Links:

Discordhttps://discord.gg/clangen

Github: https://github.com/Thlumyn/clangen

Online Version: https://clangen-web.github.io/ (note: this version is often behind the downloadable version as far as updates go, and may delete your cats between updates. If possible, the itch.io download is recommended) 


FAQs: 

I can't seem to access the .exe file, or the .exe file keeps disappearing: We've recently been having some issues with the antivirus on windows, see this post: https://sablesteel.itch.io/clan-gen-fan-edit/devlog/715643/antivirus-errors-apri...

 Does this game run on Mac/Linux/Windows 7: Yes; thank you to Blackfur and Shou for developing those releases. 

Does this game run on Android/Mobile: No it does not, and the only software libraries I found for converting pygame to mobile use python 2, while this game uses python 3. Until those are updated to python 3, there will not be any mobile releases of ClanGen.

Can I help out with the development: Sure, join the discord or pull up the Github. I love community driven and open source projects

Help, I am getting (insert error here): Unfortunately it can be hard to troubleshoot based on the errors, again, I would advise joining the discord where you can share screenshots and get a faster response time. 

My computer flagged this as a virus?: That's probably a safe move by the computer; this is an executable file that is not, in the scheme of things, very commonly downloaded. But this file is safe. You might have to play around with your antivirus or security settings to allow it to download; usually if you hit something along the lines of 'more information' it will allow you to proceed.

How do I download this: Download the Release zip file from itch.io (you may have to scroll down) for the proper operating system. Find where that downloaded, and right click to extract all the files. Once it is extracted, you need to run the file called Clangen.exe. If the only file named main you see is main.py, you somehow got the source code instead of the release, try downloading it again. If it gives an error and won't open, make sure that you have extracted it before trying to open. 

Do I need the 64 or 32 bit version: Most Windows 10 and all Windows 11 computers use 64 bit. If that doesn't work for you, try the 32 bit. You can check to be certain following these instructions.

StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(588 total ratings)
AuthorSableSteel
TagsCats, clan-gen, clangen, Fangame, Open Source, warrior, warriors

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ClanGen-windows_10.zip 77 MB
Version v0.11.2 46 days ago
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ClanGen-win64.zip 74 MB
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ClanGen-win32.zip 71 MB
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ClanGen_mac.zip 77 MB
Version v0.11.2 46 days ago
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ClanGen-linux64_glibc_235.zip 76 MB
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ClanGen-linux64_glibc_231.zip 78 MB
Version v0.11.2 46 days ago

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Is there a way to download on a Chromebook?

edit: I can't use discord

There should be. Personally I don't know much about setting it up. the guide to downloading might help? 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YNiXcOF19doLtQRA2H2uB-aU0KaAwj-vA4IuSeD-BE/edit#heading=h.rkx1e7btmlqu

**IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING, OPENING, OR UPDATING THE GAME**

please join the discord server instead of commenting on this page! we have tech support. you should get a much faster and more efficient response than you will here. https://discord.gg/clangen

If you don't have any other option than to comment here (for instance, you don't have discord and can't get it):
-list your operating system (Mac, Windows, Linux?)
-what issue are you having? did it give you some kind of error?
-any other info you might have on the problem?

Literally anything is better than "help, it doesn't work!"

also here's a guide to downloading:https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YNiXcOF19doLtQRA2H2uB-aU0KaAwj-vA4IuSeD-BE/edit#heading=h.rkx1e7btmlqu

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One addition to this game that I would LOVE to have in it. Is the ability to see the cats in other clans. Like how you can see cats outside of your clans. It works the same as it, just with new thoughts.

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How do i play the game after i downloaded it? I have a old ass computer and i am REALLY dumb :(

edit: also the online version is kinda.. broken?

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I have the same problem! I really need help.

Can y'all provide any more details? What OS are you on? What are you running into when trying to play the game? 

like.. every time i dobale click the file it just shows me the sprites and not the game :(

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make sure you're opening the right file? the .exe often isn't at the top, it might be further down in the folder (assuming you're on Windows)

also check that you downloaded the right version? https://clangen.io/download will recommend a download for your computer if you aren't sure

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I tried to get the newer version of the game but it didn't work, so i tried playing my old version of the game but it didn't come up with the file. I then re exported it and that did it. so basically what i'm trying to say is if you have an old version of the game, re export it and you should be able to play it. I'm sure the creators of Clangen will fix it soon.

What issue exactly were you having with the newer version? and what OS is your computer on? 

this might not be something the devs *can* fix

Do I need express zip to download?

Because if so I don't have a subscription to it so I can't download it. 

No, you should not need any paid programs to download the game. Most likely this is your computer trying to sell you something you don't need. If you can get past that you should be able to extract it. 

No kits are being born since the last update. I don't seem to be the only one with this issue.

this is probably bad rng, I don't really see why that would have broken

have cats gotten pregnant but then not had kits born? 

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The error i get:

Firewall exeptions:

i have added the game in my exceptions via the firewall but it still becomes quarantined

I really miss playing it so i hope this might be solved soon :,)

same is happening for me 

Please refer to the most recent devlog post regarding antivirus issues. Have you made an exception for the clangen folder? 

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Tried updating and my computer said it was a trojan virus??? What should I do 💀 I ended up deleting it due to pure anxiety lol


edit: I do not have discord, and my computer forced me to quarentine the app and delete it from my device, not too sure if it's safe to update the game as I've never had a problem with this game before the update and have no issues like this with any other games.

Please refer to the most recent devlog post regarding these sorts of antivirus issues. 

10/10 amazing!

so i've tried updating the newest version but it continuously gives me a virus detection threat notification.

please refer to the most recent devlog post!

**IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING, OPENING, OR UPDATING THE GAME**

please join the discord server instead of commenting on this page! we have tech support. you should get a much faster and more efficient response than you will here. https://discord.gg/clangen

If you don't have any other option than to comment here (for instance, you don't have discord and can't get it):
-list your operating system (Mac, Windows, Linux?)
-what issue are you having? did it give you some kind of error?
-any other info you might have on the problem?

Literally anything is better than "help, it doesn't work!"

also here's a guide to downloading:https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YNiXcOF19doLtQRA2H2uB-aU0KaAwj-vA4IuSeD-BE/edit#heading=h.rkx1e7btmlqu

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Edit: I got it! no need for help anymore

I can't go/don't have discord, I'm on MacBook and it just keeps giving me this false clanger thing saying: Clangen_macos64.dmg and the Lind is a Disk Image for some reason.    (sorry if this was not helpful)

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for some reason I can't get into the game. ill keep trying but it's very weird


I still can't find a way to get it to work. ill check up on this in the morning, see if I can find a way to fix this.

I am so angry with myself right now, I wanted to play the silly kitty game and this stupid Mac won't let me.

Any details? what exactly is going on?

does it give you some kind of error popup?

I got it now, all I had to do was drag it :/ thanks for trying to help tho

glad you got it. Sorry for not replying, I don't usually check this page too often

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Hi. I'm trying to use the game on my chromebook, is there a way to get it to open and work on here? 

There should be. You can try one of the linux downloads?

However, getting Chromebook Linux Clangen to work is not something I have much experience with, and I know it can be finicky to get working. I'd recommend joining the discord if you need help with it. 

I've joined the discord, but still am having problems finding a solution. I can't even ask anyone anything because it doesn't give me the option to type a message.

get yourself verified in #rules? should be the very top channel in the list

I've tried this. I can only see the rules and archive channels, and I can't text in either of them. I just can't seem to find anything that works

It really sucks that there isn't a version that's supported on Chromebooks

you shouldn't need to type in there, scroll through the rules channel and press the green "verify" button at the bottom

if you've done that and it still doesn't work, maybe you need to pick channels to see in Browse Channels? I know Discord can be weird about that sometimes

Here's also the guide to downloading, idk whether this'll be helpful but maybe?https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YNiXcOF19doLtQRA2H2uB-aU0KaAwj-vA4IuSeD-BE/edit#heading=h.rkx1e7btmlqu

People on Chromebooks do play Clangen; there should be a version that works. 

My clangen screen is all black ;-; any1 got any tips?(Also totally not me about to ask how to log in on laptop)

what OS is your computer using? (windows? mac?)

hey, does anyone know why mine isnt working? when i try to open it, it says "Error loading Python DLL

'C:\Users\User\OneDrive\Desktop\python38.dll'.

LoadLibrary: The specified Module could not be found."

i dont know what this means, are my cats gone forever? D:

Your cats are not gone; saves are stored separately from the game and will still be there when the game is working again. 

What OS is your computer using? 

Can someone help me? ClanGen is refusing to work, I just updated it and once updated it completely removed the application file. I haven't played in a while and I'm quite fusterated.

please check the most recent devlog post relating to antivirus issues

Thanks for the antivirus update I was freaking out when it said that the game was a virus :/

How do I get the game open on a Chromebook because it says that this is not supported

You should be able to get the game on Chromebook, though personally I'm not very familiar with the process and I know it can be quite finicky. 

Any chance you could join the discord to ask about this?

I'll try but I'm not sure it's going to work. Last time I tried it asked me for a phone number to confirm I don't remember my phone number and I lost my phone like five days ago

Yep this is what it says

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hm, try this one? Just got it now so shouldn't be expired at the very least

https://discord.gg/clangen

it still says the same thing

when does the cruel season come out? i really want it to come out

we don't know. last I checked it was planned to be worked on once Expanded has all its features

that would take another month or 2?

has anyone on windows been able to even download the game? it kept giving me virus warnings and deletes the file before i can fully finish the instructions on the fix </3

just happened to me, i have played it before and gives you warning of virus but its not dangerous, i guess thats why its trying to stop the download <3 (hope that helped)

thank you for the advice, but i can't download the game in the first place i fear. like, it quarantines and then deletes the entire file half-way through me following the fix log posted 19 days ago. peace n love

Which download did you do?

On chrome how am I supposed to play it because I've tried the link at the top and it just goes black

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thats the only thing I see

Same

After updating it says its a virus... Can anyone tell me if its actually a virus? Its wiped out everything in my game now :(

I don't think so, they said it's a false alarm

Does this work on Chrome, if so, which download

Yes, pretty sure it's one of the Linux downloads

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Can we pleaseeee make it so when I say no to a loner/kittypet joining my clan that they dont join(on the online version)

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A bit long, but here it goes:

Just a question- For a future update, could you make it so you could injure cats/give them injuries in the dangerous tab, but instead of them just dying, it gives them an injury, and like the Leader for the kill tab, could there be a box to make it a permanent injury, so if it heals they still can't fully recover (Like Cinder'Pelt). Just asking though, as I wanted to make a Tiger'Claw-like villain, and just want the ability to injure other cats. (Not rushing you, amazing game :3)

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Also for the Kill feature (and if you add an injure feature) can you make a toggle so you can make it so a cat killed/injured the cat you used the feature on, and so the ai knows?

the game devs are not taking suggestions at the moment, although this does sound like a kinda neat idea :)

Alright ^^

and when is the cruel season coming out?

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pls someone help me

how do you download life gen?

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btw i have clan gen

**IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING, OPENING, OR UPDATING THE GAME**

please join the discord server instead of commenting on this page! we have tech support. you should get a much faster and more efficient response than you will here. https://discord.gg/clangen

If you don't have any other option than to comment here (for instance, you don't have discord and can't get it):    
-list your operating system (Mac, Windows, Linux?)   
-what issue are you having? did it give you some kind of error?    
-any other info you might have on the problem?

Literally anything is better than "help, it doesn't work!"

also here's a guide to downloading:https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YNiXcOF19doLtQRA2H2uB-aU0KaAwj-vA4IuSeD-BE/edit#heading=h.rkx1e7btmlqu

Right now there are so many people asking for tech support here that I can't go through them all properly and need to copy-paste responses. 

Please ask on discord, people. 

Oh... I'm too young to be on there :(

If you don't have discord then ok, ask here. This is mostly aimed at people who are asking here but could ask on discord

Playing on a Chromebook hp.. for about three weeks now, I try at least once a day and it wont let me do anything. It just goes to a black screen..?

Hard to say what's going on there as I know very little about Chromebook. Any chance you can join the discord and ask there?

I'd love to try, but don't currently have discord. I'll download it asap and see if anyone can help.

i feel like i've downloaded a virus it wont open...great :

This is almost definitely a false flag by your computer. Please check the most recent devlog post on this page

The game is now un-playable...Great.....

What OS are you on and do you have any more details? 

it doesn't let me play the game at all

What OS are you on and do you have any more details? 

I keep trying to download the app, but it keeps telling me there is a virus detected and my laptop won't let me download it. I can't figure out if it's just my laptop or if it has to do with the game itself.

This is a false flag by your computer. Please check the most recent devlog post on this page

explain

this is almost definitely a false flag, clangen is not malicious

you should be able to hit "more info" and look for a "run anyway" button

I tried to do the antivirus fix, and it didn't work. it won't let me access the files. Not your fault my computer is messed up, but do you think you could put an un-updated copy of the game up for download so I can have it back?

Putting out a version before the latest update would not help in this scenario. The problem is Windows Defender and not on our end.

The update in question was not flagged so harshly for about a week after coming out and only began to have serious issues later. 

I updated my laptop and now clangen has mysteriously disappeared? Does anyone know why that has happened? I have an HP, if that is any help as well. All I get when I look it up is a fontfile. 

Please check the most recent devlog post on this page

tried to download the app but each time i download it wont even load. like i click on the app and it shows me a black screen and eventually closes out. i redownloaded and tried it again but it wont work. my windows (lenovo) computer has dealt with cookies b4 so i dont think this is ment for my computer. get back to me if u have a solution of some sort.

try downloading from the clangen website, https://clangen.io/download

it'll recommend a download for your computer so you can be sure you're not getting the wrong version

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