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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 2015-12-06 Roguelike game
GenreRoguelike game
Latest release4.0.4  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 6th, 2015
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: 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 is a roguelike set in a post-apocalyptic America, New England region specifically. Exact date is unknown but the game takes place in some time in two thousand fourties. The game begins a 5 days after the Cataclysm happened. Game mechanics include combat, exploration, training of game character's attribudes, crafting and car driving. Also mutations and bio enhancements.

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Dcss034.png 2015-11-06 Roguelike, RPG
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
GenreRoguelike, RPG
Latest release0.17  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 6th, 2015
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a roguelike dungeon crawler RPG.

It is written in the C++ programming language.[6] It is licensed under the GPL.[7] 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.[8]

The latest version of the game, 1.9.3 has been released on July 3, 2001.[9] Both the source code and the media content are licensed under the NetHack General Public License.[10][11]

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

GearHead GearHead screen.png 2006-07-02 Roguelike RPG
GearHead screen.png
World map of GearHead
GenresRoguelike RPG
Latest release1.100  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 2nd, 2006
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.

The latest version of this game is 1.100 released on 2 July, 2006. It is licensed under the LGPL[12].

GearHead 2 GearHead 2 spinner.jpg 2010-07-01 Roguelike RPG
GearHead 2
GearHead 2 spinner.jpg
A spinner colony
GenreRoguelike RPG
Latest release0.628  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 1st, 2010
DeveloperJoseph Hewitt
Code licenseLGPL
Media licenseLGPL
P. languageFree Pascal
OriginApril 3rd, 2007, version 0.421[13]

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[14]. The first release of the GearHead 2 game was version 0.421 on April 3rd, 2007.

Goblin Camp Goblin-Camp.png 2012-07-15 City building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game

Goblin Camp
GenresCity building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game
Latest release0.21  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 15th, 2012
DeveloperIlkka Halila (ihalila)
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3

Goblin Camp is a citybuilder roguelike game with economy and strategy elements released under the GPLv3. It is inspired by various and notorious games like Anno 1404, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper.[15]

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.

Knights Knights.png 2014-08-05 Roguelike
Latest release25  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 5th, 2014
DeveloperKalle Marjola, Kalle Marjola (Amiga)
Code licenseGPL[22]
Media licenseGPL[22]
P. languageC++

Knights is a multiplayer game in which knights solve quests in dungeons.

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.[23]

Omega-rpg Omega-rpg.png 2001-08-26 roguelike game
Genreroguelike game
Latest release0.7.1  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 26th, 2001
DeveloperLaurence R. Brothers
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC

Omega-rpg is a single player roguelike game. It was created by Laurence R. Brothers who has since placed the code under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2, but if the license is revoked it would revert to its old license which is distributed with the Debian package.[24] It is written in the C programming language. The latest version of the game is 0.7.1 released on August 26, 2001.

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.

SLASH'EM SLASH'EM.png 2006-12-30 Roguelike, RPG

Roguelike games
GenresRoguelike, RPG
Latest release0.0.7E7F3  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 30th, 2006
Code licenseNethack General Public License

SLASH'EM is a NetHack variant. The latest stable version of the game is 0.0.7E7F3 on December 30th, 2006.

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.

Warp Rogue Warp Rogue.png 2008-01-15 Roguelike game
Roguelike games
Warp Rogue.png
GenresRoguelike game
Latest release0.8.0
Release dateJanuary 15th, 2008
Developerscopx. Sherm Pendley
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC

Warp Rogue is a dark science fantasy roguelike game. It is licensed under the GPL.[25] The latest version of the game is 0.8.0 released on January 15th, 2008.[26] It uses the SDL library and is programmed in the C programming language.[27]

It is developed by copx (real name is unavailable) and Sherm Pendley.[28]

The website is down for unknown reasons. copx is no longer maintaining the software.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
  3. Avanor's project page
  4. download page for the Avanor project
  5. Copying file in the Avanor svn repoistory
  6. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup's project page
  7. License for the game in Github repository of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
  8. Member list of the Falcon's Eye project on
  9. Download page for Falcon's Eye project hosted by
  10. Falcon's Eye's copyright file at Debian Packages
  11. Falcon's Eye data's copyright file at Debian Packages
  13. download page GearHead 2 accessed on October 29th, 2009
  15. About page at Goblin Camp official website
  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
  22. 22.0 22.1 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.txt
  24. copyright file at Debian Packages
  26. project download page for the Warp Rouge project
  27. Warp Rogue's project page
  28. project member list