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List of Roguelike games[edit]

This is a list of free roguelike games:

Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Angband Angband.png 2016-04-17 Roguelike game
GenreRoguelike game
Latest release4.0.5  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 17th, 2016
Code licensesGPL v2 / Moria/Angband license[1]
Media licensesGPL v2 / Moria/Angband license ; Exceptions[1]
P. languageC

Angband is a rogue-like game derived from Umoria. It is dual licensed under the GNU General Public License and the Angband licence.[2]

Avanor Avanor - Screenshot.jpg 2006-05-30 Rogue-like, RPG

Avanor is a rogue-like RPG. It is written in the C++ and the Lua programming languages.[3] The latest version of the game is 0.5.8 released on May 30th, 2006.[4] It is licensed under the GPL.[5]

Cataclysm no image Roguelike

Cataclysm is a zombie apocalypse-themed roguelike survival game developed in C++ by Zachary "Whales" Jenkins, and released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license[1]. It is no longer being actively developed. A fork of the game, titled Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, was started by fans of the original Cataclysm[6] and continues to see frequent development.

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead Cataclysmdda.png 2015-03-11 Roguelike
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Latest release0.C "Cooper"  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 3rd, 2015
DeveloperKevin Granade and team of contributors
Code licenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License[1]
Media licenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License[1]
P. languageC++, Lua

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead (sometimes abbreviated DDA) is an open-world roguelike survival simulation game. It is primarily coded in C++ and Lua. The game is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike version 3.0, though it uses two fonts that are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 and GPL version 2 respectively.[1] Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is an offshoot of the original Cataclysm by Zachary "Whales" Jenkins, which is no longer actively maintained. Dark Days Ahead's most recent stable release is 0.C "Cooper," which appeared in March of 2015, though the game sees daily commits to its "experimental" builds.

Set in a near-future New England in the wake of a zombie apocalypse, Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead puts the player in the role of a lone survivor who must gather resources, train skills, craft useful items, and fight monsters across the blasted, ruinous wasteland of the former United States. This nightmare world is populated not only by the undead, but also by monsters of many other stripes. It will take careful management, foresight, and no small degree of luck to survive the dark days ahead.

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Dcss034.png 2016-05-05 Roguelike, RPG
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
GenreRoguelike, RPG
Latest release0.18  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 5th, 2016
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a roguelike dungeon crawler RPG.

It is written in the C++ programming language.[7] It is licensed under the GPL.[8] This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

Falcon's Eye Nhscreen big05.jpg 2001-07-03 Roguelike

Falcon's Eye
Nhscreen big05.jpg
Latest release1.9.3  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 3rd, 2001
DeveloperJaakko Tapani Peltonen
Code licenseNetHack General Public License

Falcon's Eye is a graphical isometric version of NetHack written by Jaakko Tapani Peltonen that keeps all of the original game-play, but adds a more graphically and musically interesting interface.[9]

The latest version of the game, 1.9.3 has been released on July 3, 2001.[10] Both the source code and the media content are licensed under the NetHack General Public License.[11][12]

This project is discontinued, but Clive Crous forked it, releasing Vulture's Eye as a result.

GearHead GearHead screen.png 2016-06-26 Roguelike RPG
GearHead screen.png
World map of GearHead
GenresRoguelike RPG
Latest release1.302  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 26th, 2016
DeveloperJoesph Hewitt
Code licensesLGPL
Media licensesLGPL
P. languageFree Pascal

GearHead is a futuristic roguelike game, created by Joseph Hewitt. GearHead 1 is the first roguelike to explore the world of "mecha" (giant robots). Lots of futuristic jobs and skills (mecha pilot, medic, etc.) are available, as well as piloting those mecha. A sequel, creatively named GearHead 2, is in the making. It is licensed under the LGPL[13].

GearHead 2 GearHead 2 spinner.jpg 2016-06-30 Roguelike RPG
GearHead 2
GearHead 2 spinner.jpg
A spinner colony
GenreRoguelike RPG
Latest release0.630  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 30th, 2016
DeveloperJoseph Hewitt
Code licenseLGPL
Media licenseLGPL
P. languageFree Pascal
OriginApril 3rd, 2007, version 0.421[14]

GearHead 2 is a futuristic roguelike, the sequel to GearHead and is currently under development. Both games are the creation of Joseph Hewitt. The latest version is v0.628, released on July 1st, 2010. This game is licensed under the LGPL[15]. The first release of the GearHead 2 game was version 0.421 on April 3rd, 2007.

Goblin Hack Goblin Hack v.1.11.png 2009-03-24 RPG, Roguelike
Goblin Hack
Goblin Hack v.1.11.png
Goblin Hack version 1.14
GenresRPG, Roguelike
Latest release1.19  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 24th, 2009
Code licenseGPL version 2
P. languageC++

Goblin Hack is a real-time roguelike game with flashily colored ASCII art. It uses the SDL library and is programmed in the C++ programming language. The game is licensed under the GPLv2.[16] The latest version of the game is 1.18 released on March 8th, 2008.[17]

Hack no image 2009-02-14 Roguelike, Text

GenreRoguelike, Text
Latest release2.17-8
Release dateFebruary 14th, 2009
DeveloperJay Fenlason
Code licenseOriginal BSD License

Hack, is a roguelike game written by Jay Fenlason. It served as the inspiration for NetHack The game is licensed under the Original BSD License.[18][reference required]

The latest version of the game is 2.17-15 released on February 14th[19], 2009.[reference required]

Iter Vehemens ad Necem Iter Vehemens ad Necem - Holyscreen39.png 2004-12-10 Roguelike game, RPG

Iter Vehemens ad Necem (Violent Road to Death in Latin) (IVAN) is a graphical Roguelike game developed by Heikki Sairanen, Tuukka Virtaperko, aand Timo Kiviluoto.[21] The latest version of the game is 0.50 released on December 10th, 2004.

One of the game's specialties is the body parts system: the player can lose and regain limbs which have individual health points and strength.

LambdaRouge LambdaRouge.png 2012-11-17 roguelike
LambdaRogue 1.4
Latest release1.6.4  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 17th, 2012
DeveloperMario Donick
Code licenseGPL
P. languageFreePascal

LambdaRogue is a roguelike RPG written by Mario Donick.

If one had to categorize LambdaRogue to be either a "hack"-game or a "band"-game judging by dungeon generation, it would clearly fall into the "band"-category: Like in Angband and other *bands, standard dungeon levels are randomly generated every time a staircase is used and the player will never encounter the same dungeon level twice.

NetHack Nethack.png 2015-12-07 Roguelike game

GenreRoguelike game
Latest release3.6.0  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 7th, 2015
Code licenseNetHack GPL
Media licenseNetHack GPL

NetHack is a rogue-like game. The latest version of the game is 3.6.0 released on December 7, 2015. It is licensed under the NetHack General Public License.[22]

Ruby-warrior no image 2012-04-28 Programming,Roguelike
Roguelike games
Latest releaseVersion 0.1.3
Release date2012-04-28
DeveloperRyan Bates
Code licenseMIT
Media licenseMIT
P. languageRuby

Ruby-warrior is an AI programming game written in Ruby by Ryan Bates. It is licensed under a MIT license.

Vulture's Eye Vulture's-Eye.jpg 2011-04-04 Roguelike
Vulture's Eye
Latest release2.3.67
Release dateDecember 7, 2009
DeveloperClive Crous
Code licenseNetHack General Public License
P. languageC++

Vulture's eye is a fork of Falcon's Eye after the project was discontinued. The main developer is Clive Crous.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8
  3. Avanor's project page
  4. download page for the Avanor project
  5. Copying file in the Avanor svn repoistory
  7. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup's project page
  8. License for the game in Github repository of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
  9. Member list of the Falcon's Eye project on
  10. Download page for Falcon's Eye project hosted by
  11. Falcon's Eye's copyright file at Debian Packages
  12. Falcon's Eye data's copyright file at Debian Packages
  13. license.txt on Github
  14. download page GearHead 2 accessed on October 29th, 2009
  16. Goblin Hack's copyright information on the project's SVN repository
  17. Download page for the Goblin Hack project on
  18. bsdgames.copyright
  19. Debian Package
  20. IVAN's developers list on
  21. What is IVAN? on Ivanwiki