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List of Roguelike games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre roguelike games:



Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Allure of the Stars Allure-Crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8xb.png 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 [1]. (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 [2] may also help.

Angband Angband.png 2016-04-17 Roguelike game
Angband
Angband.png
GenreRoguelike game
Latest release4.0.5  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 17th, 2016
Code licensesGPL v2 / Moria/Angband license[3]
Media licensesGPL v2 / Moria/Angband license ; Exceptions[3]
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.[4]

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.[5] The latest version of the game is 0.5.8 released on May 30th, 2006.[6] It is licensed under the GPL.[7]

Boohu Boohu.png 2017-10-29 Roguelike
Boohu
Boohu.png
Break Out Of Hareka's Underground
GenreRoguelike
Latest release0.4
Release dateOct, 29, 2017
Code licenseISC
Media licenseISC
P. languageGo

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 no image Roguelike
Brogue
GenreRoguelike
Latest release1.7.4
Code licenseAGPL
P. languageC

Brogue is a traditional roguelike game inspired from the original Rogue. Your quest is to find the Amulet of Yendor.

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[3]. 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[8] and continues to see frequent development.

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead Cataclysmdda.png 2015-03-11 Roguelike
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Cataclysmdda.png
GenreRoguelike
Latest release0.C "Cooper"  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 3rd, 2015
DeveloperKevin Granade and team of contributors
Code licenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License[3]
Media licenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License[3]
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.[3] 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 2017-07-02 Roguelike, RPG
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Dcss034.png
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
GenreRoguelike, RPG
Latest release0.20.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 2nd, 2017
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a roguelike dungeon crawler RPG.

It is written in the C++ programming language.[9] It is licensed under the GPL.[10] This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

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


Falcon's Eye
Nhscreen big05.jpg
GenreRoguelike
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.[11]

The latest version of the game, 1.9.3 has been released on July 3, 2001.[12] Both the source code and the media content are licensed under the NetHack General Public License.[13][14]

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
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[15].

GearHead 2 GearHead 2 spinner.jpg 2017-12-03 Roguelike RPG
GearHead 2
GearHead 2 spinner.jpg
A spinner colony
GenreRoguelike RPG
Latest release0.701  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 3rd, 2017
DeveloperJoseph Hewitt
Code licenseLGPL
Media licenseLGPL
P. languageFree Pascal
OriginApril 3rd, 2007, version 0.421[16]

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[17]. 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
Goblin-Camp.png
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.[18]

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++
LibrarySDL

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.[19] The latest version of the game is 1.18 released on March 8th, 2008.[20]

Hack no image 2009-02-14 Roguelike, Text


Hack
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.[21][reference required]

The latest version of the game is 2.17-15 released on February 14th[22], 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.[24] 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 Javelin1.3.png 2016-07-15 Role-playing
Javelin
Javelin1.3.png
Overworld screen.
GenreRole-playing
Latest release1.6  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 15th, 2016
DeveloperAlex Henry
Code licenseGplv2
Media licenseGplv2
P. languageJava
LibraryAWT

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 Knights.png 2014-08-05 Roguelike
Knights
Knights.png
Knights
GenreRoguelike
Latest release25  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 5th, 2014
DeveloperKalle Marjola, Kalle Marjola (Amiga)
Code licenseGPL[25]
Media licenseGPL[25]
P. languageC++

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

LambdaHack LambdaHack-Crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8x.png 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 [26]. (It runs fastest on Chrome. Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)

LambdaRouge LambdaRouge.png 2012-11-17 roguelike
LambdaRogue
LambdaRouge.png
LambdaRogue 1.4
Genreroguelike
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


NetHack
Nethack.png
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.[27]

Omega-rpg Omega-rpg.png 2001-08-26 roguelike game
Omega-rpg
Omega-rpg.png
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.[28] 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 Roguebox.png 2016-10-04 Roguelike, RPG
RogueBox Adventures
Roguebox.png
RogueBox Adventures
GenreRoguelike, RPG
Latest release2.0.0  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 4th, 2016
Developerthemightyglider
Code licenseGPLv3[29]
Media licenseVarious (CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC0/Public domain)[30]
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame

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.

Ruby-warrior no image 2012-04-28 Programming,Roguelike
Roguelike games
GenreProgramming,Roguelike
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
SLASH'EM.png
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
Vulture's-Eye.jpg
GenreRoguelike
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
LibrarySDL

Warp Rogue is a dark science fantasy roguelike game. It is licensed under the GPL.[31] The latest version of the game is 0.8.0 released on January 15th, 2008.[32] It uses the SDL library and is programmed in the C programming language.[33]

It is developed by copx (real name is unavailable) and Sherm Pendley.[34]

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

  1. http://allureofthestars.com/play
  2. https://github.com/AllureOfTheStars/Allure/blob/master/GameDefinition/PLAYING.md
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/a/angband/angband_3.1.2v2-2/angband.copyright
  4. https://github.com/angband/angband/blob/bfd7f35bd7522c6cdc6cef873267df670f363ee6/copying.txt
  5. Avanor's sourceforge.net project page
  6. Sourceforge.net download page for the Avanor project
  7. Copying file in the Avanor sourceforge.net svn repoistory
  8. http://en.cataclysmdda.com/pages/3/display
  9. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup's sourceforge.net project page
  10. License for the game in Github repository of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
  11. Member list of the Falcon's Eye project on sourceforge.net
  12. Download page for Falcon's Eye project hosted by sourceforge.net
  13. Falcon's Eye's copyright file at Debian Packages
  14. Falcon's Eye data's copyright file at Debian Packages
  15. license.txt on Github
  16. Sourceforge.net download page GearHead 2 accessed on October 29th, 2009
  17. http://gearhead2.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/gearhead2/trunk/license.txt?revision=2&view=markup
  18. About page at Goblin Camp official website
  19. Goblin Hack's copyright information on the project's SVN repository
  20. Download page for the Goblin Hack project on sourceforge.net
  21. bsdgames.copyright
  22. Debian Package
  23. IVAN's developers list on SourceForge.net
  24. What is IVAN? on Ivanwiki
  25. 25.0 25.1 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.txt
  26. https://lambdahack.github.io
  27. http://www.nethack.org/common/license.html
  28. copyright file at Debian Packages
  29. https://gitgud.io/themightyglider/RogueBoxAdventures/blob/master/LICENSE/GPL3/GPL3
  30. https://gitgud.io/themightyglider/RogueBoxAdventures/blob/master/LICENSE/GRAPHIC/LICENSE
  31. http://todoom.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/todoom/wrogue/license.txt?view=markup
  32. Sourceforge.net project download page for the Warp Rouge project
  33. Warp Rogue's sourceforge.net project page
  34. Sourceforge.net project member list