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List of Roguelike games
This is a list of free/libre roguelike games:
|Allure of the Stars||2017-12-09||Roguelike, RPG, TBS|
Allure of the Stars is a near-future Sci-Fi ASCII roguelike and tactical squad game. Apart of the usual freely available binaries, you can try out the browser version of the game . (It runs fastest on Chrome. Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)
Not a single picture in this game. You have to imagine everything yourself, like with a book (a grown-up book, without pictures). Once you learn to imagine things, though, you can keep exploring and mastering the world and making up stories for a long time. The gameplay manual  may also help.
Break Out Of Hareka's Underground (Boohu) is a roguelike game which takes inspiration mainly from Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and its tavern, and some ideas from Brogue, but aiming for very short games, almost no character building, and simplified inventory management.
You somehow ended up in Hareka's Underground, and in order to leave, you have to find some magical stairs deep in the Underground. Along the way, you will collect treasures, as well as various helpful items. You will also encounter monsters, fight against them, or run away from them when you can…
Brogue is a traditional roguelike game inspired from the original Rogue. Your quest is to find the Amulet of Yendor.
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. 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 and continues to see frequent development.
|Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead||2015-03-11||Roguelike|
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. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is an offshoot of the original Cataclysm by Zachary "Whales" Jenkins, which is no longer actively maintained.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||2017-07-02||Roguelike, RPG|
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.
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.
|GearHead 2||2017-12-03||Roguelike RPG|
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. The first release of the GearHead 2 game was version 0.421 on April 3rd, 2007.
|Goblin Camp||2012-07-15||City building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game|
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.
|Goblin Hack||2009-03-24||RPG, Roguelike|
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. The latest version of the game is 1.18 released on March 8th, 2008.
|Hack||no image||2009-02-14||Roguelike, Text|
|Iter Vehemens ad Necem||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. 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.
Javelin is a free open-source single-player role-playing game written in Java that uses d20 as the rule system – also found in Dungeons and Dragons (versions 3.0 and 3.5) and its successor Pathfinder. It draws heavy inspiration from many other video games, from Jagged Alliance and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup to Pokémon and the Final Fantasy series.
Knights is a multiplayer game in which knights solve quests in dungeons.
|LambdaHack||2017-12-09||Roguelike, Engine, RPG, TBS|
LambdaHack is a Haskell game engine library for ASCII roguelike games of arbitrary theme, size and complexity. The engine comes with a sample code for a little dungeon crawler, also called LambdaHack, set in a weird math-punk fantasy setting. Apart of the usual freely available binaries, you can try out the browser version of the sample game . (It runs fastest on Chrome. Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)
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.
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. It is written in the C programming language. The latest version of the game is 0.7.1 released on August 26, 2001.
|RogueBox Adventures||2016-10-04||Roguelike, RPG|
RogueBox Adventures is a 2D graphical game that combines aspects of roguelikes and sandbox games like Minecraft. The player can fight monsters, craft tools and furniture, collect resources like wood and stone, and build a house using those resources. The game features a number of enemies and non-hostile NPCs.
|Warp Rogue||2008-01-15||Roguelike game|
Warp Rogue is a dark science fantasy roguelike game. It is licensed under the GPL. The latest version of the game is 0.8.0 released on January 15th, 2008. It uses the SDL library and is programmed in the C programming language.
The website is down for unknown reasons. copx is no longer maintaining the software.
- Avanor's sourceforge.net project page
- Sourceforge.net download page for the Avanor project
- Copying file in the Avanor sourceforge.net svn repoistory
- Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup's sourceforge.net project page
- License for the game in Github repository of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
- Member list of the Falcon's Eye project on sourceforge.net
- Download page for Falcon's Eye project hosted by sourceforge.net
- Falcon's Eye's copyright file at Debian Packages
- Falcon's Eye data's copyright file at Debian Packages
- license.txt on Github
- Sourceforge.net download page GearHead 2 accessed on October 29th, 2009
- About page at Goblin Camp official website
- Goblin Hack's copyright information on the project's SVN repository
- Download page for the Goblin Hack project on sourceforge.net
- Debian Package
- IVAN's developers list on SourceForge.net
- What is IVAN? on Ivanwiki
- copyright file at Debian Packages
- Sourceforge.net project download page for the Warp Rouge project
- Warp Rogue's sourceforge.net project page
- Sourceforge.net project member list