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Role-playing games are games in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.

List of Role-playing games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre role-playing games:



Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Allure of the Stars Allure-Crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8xb.png 2019-05-02 Roguelike, RPG, TBS
Allure of the Stars
Allure-Crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8xb.png
GenreRoguelike, RPG, TBS
Latest release0.9.5.0  (Announcement)
Release date2019-05-02
Code licenseGNU Affero General Public License
Media licenseGNU Affero General Public License
EngineLambdaHack
P. languageHaskell, HTML5
LibrarySDL
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Allure of the Stars is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Allure of the Stars is a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game. Binaries and the game manual are available at the homepage, where you can also try the game out in the browser. (http://allureofthestars.com/play 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 [1] may also help. Enjoy!

Andor's Trail Andors-Trail-outdoors.png 2014-02-22 Role-playing game

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Andor's Trail
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GenreRole-playing game
Latest release0.7.1  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 22nd, 2014
Code licenseGPL[2]
Media licenseVarious (GPL, CC-BY-SA)[3]
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Andor's Trail is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Andor's Trail is a role-playing game for Android. It has mechanics similar to roguelikes.

Angband Angband.png 2016-04-17 Roguelike game

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Angband
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GenreRoguelike game
Latest release4.0.5  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 17th, 2016
Code licensesGPL v2 / Moria/Angband license[4]
Media licensesGPL v2 / Moria/Angband license ; Exceptions[4]
P. languageC
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Angband is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Angband is a rogue-like game derived from Umoria. It is dual licensed under the GNU General Public License and the Angband licence.[5]

Ardentryst Ardentryst.png 2009-05-06 RPG, Side-scroller
Role-playing games
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GenreRPG, Side-scroller
Latest release1.71
Release date2009-05-06
DeveloperJordan Trudgett
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseCreative Commons 2.5 Attribution 2.5 Australia License
P. languagePython ("preferrably 2.4+")
LibraryPygame
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Ardentryst is an RPG and side-scroller written by Jordan Trudgett. As of 2009-09-19, the latest version of the game is 1.71 released on May 6th, 2009. It was written in the Python programming language and uses the Pygame library.

The source code is licensed under the GPLv3 while the media is licensed under the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution 2.5 Australia License.[6]

Avanor Avanor - Screenshot.jpg 2006-05-30 Rogue-like, RPG
Role-playing games
Avanor - Screenshot.jpg
GenresRogue-like, RPG
Latest release0.5.8  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 30th, 2006
DevelopersBrian Angeletti, Siarhei Sianashka, Vadim Gaidukevich
Code licenseGPL
P. languagesC++, Lua
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Avanor is a rogue-like RPG. It is written in the C++ and the Lua programming languages.[7] The latest version of the game is 0.5.8 released on May 30th, 2006.[8] It is licensed under the GPL.[9]

Blades of Exile Blades of Exile - combat1.png 2015-03-15 RPG


Blades of Exile
Blades of Exile - combat1.png
A combat
GenreRPG
Latest releaseNightly builds  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 15th, 2015
DeveloperSpiderweb Software
Code licenseGPLv2[10]
Media licenseGPLv2[10]
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Blades of Exile is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Blades of Exile is an RPG of the Exile series, released in 1997 by Spiderweb Software for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. The game was created after the main trilogy and provides three little scenarios and a scenario editor.

Jeff Vogel released the game in 2008 and licensed the source code and media under the GPL.[10] There has been some work done on bringing the game to GNU+Linux based on the free source code.[11]

Cataclysm no image Roguelike
Cataclysm
GenreRoguelike
DeveloperZachary "Whales" Jenkins
Code licenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License[4]
Media licenseNo media
P. languageC++
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Cataclysm is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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[4]. 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[12] and continues to see frequent development.

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead Cataclysmdda.png 2019-03-10 Roguelike
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
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GenreRoguelike
Latest release0.D "Danny"  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 10th, 2019
DeveloperKevin Granade and team of contributors
Code licenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License[4]
Media licenseCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License[4]
P. languageC++, Lua
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Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[4] 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.D "Danny," which appeared in March of 2019, 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.

Cheese Boys Cheeseboys.png April 26th, 2009 RPG
Role-playing games
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GenreRPG
Latest release0.2.0
Release dateApril 26th, 2009
DeveloperKeul
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Cheese Boys is an RPG game written in Python using the Pygame library by Keul (Luca Fabbri).[13] The latest version of the game is 0.2.0 released on April 26th 2009.[14] It is licensed under the GPL.[15]

Crossfire Crossfire.png 2014-04-05 MMORPG


Crossfire
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GenreMMORPG
Latest release1.71.0
Release dateApril 5th, 2014
DevelopersFrank Tore Johansen, Mark Wedel, and the rest of the Crossfire team
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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Crossfire is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Crossfire is a Massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Frank Tore Johansen. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.[16] Mark Wedel is the current maintainer of the project.

DNT DNT.png 2016-04-12 Role-playing, post-apocalyptic
DNT
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DNT
GenreRole-playing, post-apocalyptic
Latest release0.12  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 12th, 2016
DeveloperDNTeam
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL/CC-BY
LibrarySDL, OpenGL, Cal3D
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DNT is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

DNT (formaly known as DccNiTghtmare) is a free 3D single player RPG in a satirical post-apocalyptical world. The game development started in early 2005 and is still active today.

The game's source code is licensed under the GPL as its own media. Some other media are either under CC-BY, Public Domain or GPL licenses[17].

Dawn Dawn-rpg.jpg 2011-05-14 RPG

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Dawn
Dawn-rpg.jpg
Dawn
GenreRPG
Latest release0.0.46[18]
Release dateMay 13th, 2011
DeveloperTobias Eliasson
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licensevarious, some non-free like cc sampling and some unlicensed [1]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Dawn is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Dawn is a fantasy 2D RPG developed by Tobias Eliasson. It is written in the C++ programming language, using the SDL library. It is licensed under the GPLv3.

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Dcss034.png 2019-03-31 Roguelike, RPG
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
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Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
GenreRoguelike, RPG
Latest release0.23.2  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 31st, 2019
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
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Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (often shortened to Dungeon Crawl, Crawl, or DCSS) is a roguelike dungeon crawler Role-playing game. It is written in the C++ programming language,[19] and is licensed under the GPL Version 2+.[20] Stone Soup is a successor to the game Linley's Dungeon Crawl (also frequently shortened to Dungeon Crawl) by Linley Henzell, which was developed in the 1990's. After Henzell stopped developing Dungeon Crawl in 1999, a group of contributors kept the game alive until, in 2006, the Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup project began. The game is available in both graphical tile and ASCII versions and does not require 3D hardware acceleration. The graphical tiles are largely released as CC0 (public domain), but some are unclearly licensed[21] and so it is possible that only the ASCII version of the game is completely libre.

In Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup the player must delve deep into a dangerous, monster-infested dungeon on a quest to retrieve the fabled Orb of Zot, then return with it to the surface. In order to get to the Orb, the player must first collect a series of magical runes hidden throughout the various branches of the dungeon, all while encountering traps, finding magical and/or cursed items, and battling many enemies. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has a great many race and class combinations to play, and numerous gods to worship, all of which will drastically affect playstyle and game outcome. A lively player community exists around the game. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup can be played both offline and online in a web browser, and there are frequent competitive tournaments.

Egoboo Egoboo1.jpg 2010-12-23 RPG
Egoboo
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Egoboo
GenreRPG
Latest release2.8.1
Release dateDecember 23rd, 2010
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC
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Egoboo is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Egoboo is a 3D role-playing game. The stated aim of the developers is "to create a fully free, 3D, Rogue and Zelda-like in the spirit of Nethack". Both the data and the source code are licensed under the GPL.[22][23] It is written in the C programming language.[24]

Empty Clip Empty Clip - screenshot.jpg 2008-04-07 RPG
Empty Clip
Empty Clip - screenshot.jpg
Empty Clip
GenreRPG
Latest release1.0.3
Release dateApril 7th, 2008
DeveloperAlan Witkowski
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Empty Clip is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Empty Clip is a 2D role-playing game written by Alan Witkowski in 2006. The game is licensed under the GPLv2.[25] The latest version of the game is 1.0.3 released on 7 April, 2008.[26] It is written in the C++ programming language with the SDL library.[27]

Erebus Erebus.jpg 2015-05-17 RPG
Erebus
Erebus.jpg
Erebus
GenreRPG
Latest release0.15  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 17th, 2015
DeveloperMark Harman
Code licenseGPL v3 [28]
Media licenseCC BY and CC BY-SA[28]
P. languageC++
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Erebus is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Erebus is an classic point-n-click style RPG (role playing game) with 2D graphics. It is available for PCs, smartphones, tablets and handhelds. The current alpha version is already playable.

At this stage there are 3 quests and randomly generated dungeons.


FLARE Flare screenshot.jpg 2019-05-17 RPG


FLARE
Flare screenshot.jpg
Screenshot of FLARE showing a friendly camp and the trading and inventory windows.
GenreRPG
Latest release1.10  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 17, 2019
DeveloperClint Bellanger
Code licensesGNU GPL v3
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0
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FLARE is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

FLARE is the Free/Libre Action Roleplaying Engine.[29]

In the beginning of the game, the player gets to choose what race the in-game character should have. Each race has different abilities and skills (such as Strength, Health, Magic and Stealth). As the player completes missions and defeat enemies, the character will receive experience-points and level up. Leveling up will allow the player to improve skills and abilities of the character.

By completing missions and looting dead enemies, the player will collect gold. This can be used to purchase new equipment, weapons and armour at different traders.

A battle with zombies.

The game was originally named OSARE, the game moved away from the moniker "open source" as Richard Stallman's precondition for support.[30]

Youtube has a gameplay video here.

Youtube has a Flare: Empyrean Campaign trailer here.

Fall Of Imiryn Foi1.png Unknown RPG
Role-playing games
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GenreRPG
Latest releasesvn903
Release dateUnknown
DeveloperJasper Van der Jeugt
Code licenseGPL
EngineAnnchienta
P. languagesEnglish
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Fall of Imiryn is a single-player role-playing game based on the Annchienta game engine. Both were written by Jasper Van der Jeugt.

Fanwor Fanwor.png 2017-04-23 Adventure, RPG

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Fanwor
Fanwor.png
Fanwor
GenreAdventure, RPG
Latest release1.15  (Announcement)
Release date2017-04-23
Code licenseGPLv2[31]
Media licenseGPLv2
EngineSDL
P. languageC
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Fanwor is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Fanwor - The Legend of Gemda is an action adventure RPG inspired by the proprietary game The Legend of Zelda. It has originally been written for a 1999 game contest for the Atari console, and later ported to SDL.[32]

Freedroid RPG Freedroid RPG-0.16.1-screenshot.png 2016-04-02 RPG, Post-apocalyptic
Freedroid RPG
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Fighting a larger bot with the help of one hacked earlier.
GenreRPG, Post-apocalyptic
Latest release0.16.1  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 2nd, 2016
DeveloperFreedroid RPG dev team
Code licenseGPL v2 or later[33][34]
Media licenseGPL v2 or later[33][34]
P. languageC, Lua
LibrarySDL
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Freedroid RPG is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Freedroid RPG is an isometric RPG, it's code and content are licensed under the GPL.[33][34] The game uses OpenGL hardware acceleration by default but can also use SDL graphics.[34]

GalaxyMage GalaxyMage.jpg 2006-03-26 RPG
GalaxyMage
GalaxyMage.jpg
GalaxyMage
GenreRPG
Latest release0.3.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 26th, 2006
DeveloperColin McMillen
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
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GalaxyMage is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

GalaxyMage is a free, open-source tactical RPG. The project began in late 2005(Registered on GNA.org on November 10, 2005) and was founded by Colin McMillen. It is licensed under GPLv2.[35] There were several public releases up until March 2006. The last official release is version 0.3.

The project itself is now considered defunct. The official website is no longer functional. However, people still interested in seeing the game's progress can still access GalaxyMage's Gna project page.

GearHead GearHead screen.png 2019-02-07 Roguelike RPG
GearHead
GearHead screen.png
World map of GearHead
GenresRoguelike RPG
Latest release1.310  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 7th, 2019
DeveloperJoesph Hewitt
Code licensesLGPL
Media licensesLGPL
P. languageFree Pascal
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GearHead is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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[36].

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[37]
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GearHead 2 is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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[38]. 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++
LibrarySDL
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Goblin Hack is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[39] The latest version of the game is 1.18 released on March 8th, 2008.[40]

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
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Hack is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[41][reference required]

The latest version of the game is 2.17-15 released on February 14th[42], 2009.[reference required]


Hero of Allacrost Screenshot-Hero of Allacrost-1.jpg 2015-06-30 RPG
Hero of Allacrost
Screenshot-Hero of Allacrost-1.jpg
Hero of Allacrost version 0.2.0
GenreRPG
Latest releasedev20150628  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 30th, 2015
DeveloperTyler Olsen, Philip Vorsilak, Andy Gardner, Jacob Rudolph, Daniel Steuernol, Richard Kettering, Brett Steele, Ryan Reilly
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++,Lua
LibrarySDL
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Hero of Allacrost is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Hero of Allacrost, or simply Allacrost, is a 2D single-player RPG licensed under the GNU General Public License and was founded by Tyler Olsen in June 2004.[43][44]

The team's official description of the game is as follows:

Hero of Allacrost is a single player 2D role-playing game that shares similar appearance and gameplay with classic console RPGs. In Hero of Allacrost, the player will explore rich environments, solve challenging dungeon puzzles, and fight strategic battles in an active-time based system.

The game will be released in modules, rather than waiting until the entire game is finished to make a release. Once a new module is released, players can download it and install it, which will make more content available for the player to continue the game from where they last saved. Each Allacrost release will contain a new chapter of the story. Each section is released when it is completely finished.[45]

It is written in the C++ and Lua programming languages using the SDL library.[46]

Heroes of Wesnoth Heroes of Wesnoth.png 2009-09-03 RPG
Heroes of Wesnoth
Heroes of Wesnoth.png
Heroes of Wesnoth
GenreRPG
Latest release0.1.2  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 3th, 2009
DeveloperJon Ander
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Heroes of Wesnoth is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Heroes of Wesnoth is a RPG, written by Jon Ander[47], and set in the universe of Battle for Wesnoth. The last version of the game is 0.1.2, released on September 3th, 2009.[48] It is licensed under the GPLv3. [49] It is written in the C++ programming language and uses the SDL library.[50]

Iris2 3D Client - for Ultima Online Iris-3D.png 2011-05-06 RPG


Iris2 3D Client - for Ultima Online
Iris-3D.png
GenresRPG
Latest release3395
Release date2011-05-06
DevelopersSiENcE, Ghoulsblade, Hagish[51]
Code licenseGPL v3[52]
Media licenseGPL v3
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Iris2 3D Client - for Ultima Online is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
2D mode

Iris 2.0 is a highly customizable cross-platform open-source 2D/3D client for playing the MMORPG "Ultima Online" (tm) on Freeshards. Iris2 uses the Ogre3D engine and Lugre, a middleware to use the Lua scripting language.

Iris2 has reached a playable state, but development continues.

Specs:

  • Windows (binaries)
  • Linux (source)
  • MacOSX (source)
Iter Vehemens ad Necem Iter Vehemens ad Necem - Holyscreen39.png 2004-12-10 Roguelike game, RPG


Role-playing games
Iter Vehemens ad Necem - Holyscreen39.png
GenresRoguelike game, RPG
Latest release0.50  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 10th, 2004
DevelopersHeikki Sairanen, Timo Kiviluoto, Tuukka Virtaperko[53]
Code licenseGPL v2 or later[4]
Media licenseGPL v2 or later[4]
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[54] 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.

Java Classic Role Playing Game Fight.jpg 2010-06-07 RPG
Java Classic Role Playing Game
Fight.jpg
JCRPG svn20091104
GenreRPG
Latest releasesvn-fix20100607
Release dateJune 7th, 2010
DeveloperTimong
Code licenseLGPL version 3.0[55]
EnginejME
P. languageJava
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Java Classic Role Playing Game is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Java Classic Role Playing Game (JCRPG) is a 3D RPG and framework written in Java the programming language. The game is licensed under the GNU LGPL v3.0. Media is licensed under free licenses (GPL,CC, PD, etc)

The latest version is svn svn20100525 released on May 25th, 2010.[56]

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
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Javelin is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

LambdaHack LambdaHack-Crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8x.png 2019-05-02 Roguelike, Engine, RPG, TBS
LambdaHack
LambdaHack-Crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8x.png
GenreRoguelike, Engine, RPG, TBS
Latest release0.9.5.0  (Announcement)
Release date2019-05-02
Code licenseBSD3
Media licenseBSD3
EngineLambdaHack
P. languageHaskell, HTML5
LibrarySDL
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LambdaHack is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

LambdaHack is a Haskell [57] game engine library for ASCII roguelike games of arbitrary theme, size and complexity, with optional tactical squad combat. It's packaged together with a little example dungeon crawler in fantasy setting that can be tried out in the browser. (http://lambdahack.github.io --- It runs fastest on Chrome. Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)

Meritous Meritous.png 2008-01-14 RPG
Role-playing games
Meritous.png
GenreRPG
Latest release1.2
Release date2008-01-14
DevelopersLancer-X/ASCEAI
Code licenseGPLv3+
Media licensesGPLv3+; uncertain (music)[58]
P. languageC
LibrarySDL
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Meritous is an action RPG game written by Lancer-X/ASCEAI.[59] It is licensed under the GPLv3+, except for the music, whose license was uncertain for Debian in 2008.[60][61][58]

NetHack Nethack.png 2019-05-08 Roguelike game


NetHack
Nethack.png
GenreRoguelike game
Latest release3.6.2  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 8, 2019
Code licenseNetHack GPL
Media licenseNetHack GPL
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NetHack is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

NetHack is a rogue-like game. It is licensed under the NetHack General Public License.[62]

OPMon no image 2018-11-04 Role-playing game Role-playingAdventure
OPMon
GenresRole-playing game
Latest releaseAlpha 0.15.1 "Steel"  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 4, 2018
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseCC-BY-SA, CC-BY[63]
P. languageC++
LibrarySFML
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OPMon is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpMon is a Pokémon-like game started in 2016.[64]

OpenDungeons OpenDungeons.jpg 2016-08-24 RPG
OpenDungeons
OpenDungeons.jpg
GenreRPG
Latest release0.7.1  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 24th, 2016
Code licenseGPLv3+
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0, CC-BY 3.0, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, CC0
P. languageC++
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OpenDungeons is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpenDungeons is an open source, real time strategy game sharing game elements with the Dungeon Keeper series and Evil Genius. Players build an underground dungeon which is inhabited by creatures. Players fight each other for control of the underground by indirectly commanding their creatures, directly casting spells in combat, and luring enemies into sinister traps.


PARPG no image 2010-03-10 RPG, Post-apocalyptic
PARPG
GenresRPG, Post-apocalyptic
Latest releaseTech demo 1
Release date2010-03-10
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0
EngineFIFE
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PARPG is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

PARPG is a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game currently in the planning stage for a second techdemo release. Its source code is licensed under the GPLv3 and its assets under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Development has since ceased.

Passage Passage 3 by Jason Rohrer screenshot.png December 13th, 2007 RPG, Autobiographical
Passage
Passage 3 by Jason Rohrer screenshot.png
GenresRPG, Autobiographical
Latest release3
Release dateDecember 13th, 2007
DeveloperJason Rohrer
Code licensePublic Domain
Media licensePublic Domain
LibrarySDL
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Passage is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Passage is an autobiographical RPG game by Jason Rohrer. It is his third game and the second to be released in the public domain. The source code is available on the homepage, so this is free software (the source code package contains a non-free piece of developer utility software, which is not needed on Debian)[65]. The game has been selected for the gamma256 event.[66] The latest version of the game is 3 released on December 13, 2007.[67] It uses the SDL library and its default resolution is 600x90.

Peragro Tempus Peragrotempuscastle.jpg RPG
Role-playing games
Peragrotempuscastle.jpg
Peragro Tempus
GenreRPG
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCreative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike
EngineCrystal_Space
P. languageC++
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Peragro Tempus will be a free multiplayer online role-playing game with a persistent world, which evolves according to nature and its inhabitants (players and NPCs). It has been in development since 2005, and is being built by a dedicated group of volunteers. Peragro Tempus is written in C++.

Radakan Radakan.png 2010-05-05 RPG
Radakan
Radakan.png
User interface of Radakan
GenreRPG
Latest release0.1.0
Release date2010-05-05
DevelopersTinus and others[68]
Code licenseGPL[69]
Media licenseCC-BY-SA[70]
P. languagePython
LibraryPyQt4
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Radakan is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Radakan is a single-player RPG in a unique fantasy setting, driven by a freedom-of-choice environment, with focus on true role-playing instead of combat.[71]

RogueBox Adventures Roguebox.png 2017-12-20 Roguelike, RPG
RogueBox Adventures
Roguebox.png
RogueBox Adventures
GenreRoguelike, RPG
Latest release2.2.0  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 20th, 2017
Developerthemightyglider
Code licenseGPLv3[72]
Media licenseVarious (CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC0/Public domain)[73]
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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RogueBox Adventures is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

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


Role-playing games
SLASH'EM.png
GenresRoguelike, RPG
Latest release0.0.7E7F3  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 30th, 2006
Code licenseNethack General Public License
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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

Silver Tree no image 2007-11-17 RPG


Role-playing games
GenreRPG
Latest release0.2.1
Release date2007-11-17
DeveloperDavid White
Code licenseGPL
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Role-playing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Silver Tree is a 3D role-playing game game created by David White. The latest version of the game is 0.2.1 released on November 17th, 2007 (this version marks the game as complete, although it still requires polishing).

Sleep Is Death no image 2010-11-15 multiplayer, RPG
Sleep Is Death (Geisterfahrer)
Genresmultiplayer, RPG
Latest releasev16  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 15th, 2010
Developer
Code licensePublic domain
Media licensePublic domain
LibrarySDL
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Sleep Is Death (Geisterfahrer) is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Sleep Is Death aka Geisterfahrer is a two-player RPG game written by Jason Rohrer. It is Rohrer's seventh game. Sleep is Death has the rare distinction of being one of the most successful commercial game in all free and open source gaming history. In addition, the game was public domain from the very beginning. The source code is available on the homepage, so this is free software.

Tangomon Tangomon.png 2017-10-26 Educational
Tangomon
Tangomon.png
The Tangomon battle screen
GenreEducational
Latest release1.2.1  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 26th, 2017
Developeronpon4
Code licenseGPL
Media licensevarious (all libre)
P. languagePython
LibrarySGE Game Engine
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Tangomon is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Tangomon is an educational monster-battling game, similar in concept to the popular Pokemon series but with an educational twist.

The player starts with one "Tangomon" and three "Tangojis". Tangomon are monsters which exist in the world of the game. Tangojis are used to command the player's Tangomon to attack and defend; they are terms the player wants to learn, e.g. vocabulary words. When the player feels they have learned a given Tangoji sufficiently, it can be converted into a "Tangokan", which can be used to capture defeated enemy Tangomon.

The game does not have an ending. Instead, the goal of the game is to collect all Tangomon, and the player can then reset the game state and start over again from the beginning while keeping the same set of Tangojis and Tangokans.

Valyria Tear Valyria Tear.png 2014-09-04 RPG
Valyria Tear
Valyria Tear.png
Valyria Tear
GenreRPG
Latest release1.0.0  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 4th, 2014
Code licenseGPL v3+
Media licenseGPL, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, a.o.[74]
EngineHero of Allacrost
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Valyria Tear is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Valyria Tear is an single-player 2D role playing game taking place in an medieval-fantasy world.

It is based on a fork of the Hero of Allacrost engine.

Veloren Veloren.png 2018-07-14 RPG
Veloren
Veloren.png
Veloren
GenreRPG
Latest release0.2.0  (Announcement)
Release dateJul 14, 2018
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
P. languageRust
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Veloren is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Veloren is a work-in-progress multiplayer voxel RPG inspired by Minecraft, Cube World and Dwarf Fortress.[75] Its development began on May 28th, 2018.

Wograld Screenshot from 2018-10-25 00-13-13.png 2018-06-17 MMORPG


Wograld
Screenshot from 2018-10-25 00-13-13.png
GenreMMORPG
Latest releasewograld_alpha_0.1.0
Release dateJune 17th, 2018
DevelopersLori Angela Nagel
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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Wograld is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Wograld is a Massively multiplayer online role-playing game created and maintained by Lori Angela Nagel. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.


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