DoomRL rises again

After 1 year of silence, Mr. Kisielewicz releases a new version of his hit game, Doom: The Roguelike

The game, hailed by many as a milestone in coffeebreak roguelikement, and an entry point for hundreds of people into the world of roguelikes, has been stuffed with lotsa’ cool stuff (Ultimate traits, additional fire modes, and much more) and gets closer to a graphical tiles release (it is not that important but still…)

Check it out at!

September ’09 Independant

So, last month some individual took a chance at developing their own <1KBRLs. While this was not publicized as a community event, here you have the results of their work, all 6 of them!


1/2KB RL by Sfuerst

Back in 2006 I made the 2KiB roguelike, the first of the really small roguelikes.  I then left the roguelike world for a few years.  [I] noticed that others have taken up the challenge, and there now are a few 1KiB roguelikes, half the size of the original.  Not to be out done, I then endeavoured to make another halving, and create a roguelike that was less than 512 bytes of source code.

#include<stdlib.h>#define F(n)for(j=0;j<n;j++)#define r ran
d()int main(){int x,s=46,n,i,j,z=77,l[z];char m[z*s],h[z];i

Flying@ by purplearcanist

All you can do is move through the clouds that are randomly generated.  It will play on the terminal.

import*;import java.util.*;class hello{String i;Bu
fferedReader I = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(S;Random r = new Random();int X=0,Y=0;hello(){try{
Byte[] x= new Byte[24*78];byte[] y = new byte[24*78];
Bytes(y);do {for(int z=0; z<24; z++) {System.out.println();
for(int Z=0; Z<78; Z++){x[z*Z]=new Byte(y[z*Z]);System.out.
print((X==Z)&&(Y==z)?'@':x[z*Z].intValue()%2==1?'#':' ');}}
1:0;}while(!a("q"));}catch(IOException e){}}public boolean
a(String v){return i.equals(v);}public int b(Byte n){return
n.intValue();}public static void main(){hello h = new hello

Walled @ by Gelatinous Mutant Coconut

It’s pretty simple at this point: You’re an @ in an empty rectangular room surrounded by walls on all sides, and can move around by pressing 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 or 9, until you get bored. Press escape to quit.

#define R ((r=69069*r+1234567)<0?~r:r)
#define L i=a+1;while(--i)
#define _ m[i]
int main(){initscr();raw();int r=380116160,w=80,h=22,a=w*h,

C# <1kB RogueLike v4.1 by Nik Coughlin

A year or so after the challenge a <512byte Roguelike was posted to the group. This brought about a renewed interest, with others posting new 1kB RogueLikes. I decided to revisit mine and see if any further optimizations could be made, allowing me to add more features.

using System;using System.Collections.Generic;using S=Syste
m.String;partial class L{Dictionary<S,S>d=new Dictionary<S,
S>();int p=9,b=999,x,y,g,u,v,i,j,c;S a="@",w="#",f=".",s=">
",m="M",t;Random r=new Random();L(int l,int h,int k){var e=
new List<S>();while(g++<b*l*2){t=(r.Next(b)-499)+a+(r.Next(
;if(t==m){e.Remove(P);d[P]=f;k++;}R();if(t==s){new L(l+1,h,
;c=I;}}S P{get{return x+a+y;}}S T(S c){return d.ContainsKey
(c)?d[c]:d[c]=r.Next(b*9)<9?s:r.Next(9)<7?f:w;}int V(S c,in
t i){return int.Parse(c.Split('@')[i]);}static void Main(){
new L(1,9,0);E();}}

Zombies Abound by Numeron

Zombies are abound and you WILL die eventually. I guess the only thing left is to deny the fact and grab as much scattered money as you can and try to stave off death for as long as possible…

class M{public static void main(String[]e){Console c=new Co
nsole();int a,b,x=0,r=0,q,p,g=0,t=0,l=1,s=20,h=s,S=s*s,i=35
;int[]z,m=new int[S];M:for(;;l++){p=210;z=new int[S];for(q=
:r==36?3:r==43?1:7);}c.print(1,s,"L:"+l+" $:"+g+" T:"+t+" @
:"+h+" ",3);if(h<1)break M;r=c.getKey()-48;x=p+(r>0&&r<4?s:
]>0){z[x]=0;m[x]=a==46?37:a;}else if(a!=i){p=x;if(a==36)g++

Another Visit in Hell by Jakub Wasilewski

This is the most I was able to manage in 1024 bytes, and I don’t think I can go any further. Shortening the current version by 80 bytes without removing features would be a small miracle, I think :).

#define F(v,h)for(v=0;v<h;v++)
#define D(i)F(y,S)F(x,T){i;}
#define G d[x][y]
#define M d[x+f][y+g]
#define Z(n)n<0?-1:n?1:0
#define C(v,i)M^v||(i,M=e),
#define r rand()
int x,y,S=23,T=62,c,L,b,k[]=L"$`*$.@`>$]```",f,g,l=18,p=18,w
z[x][y]=L);mvaddch(y,x,G|b*K))mvprintw(S,0,"H:%d/%d W:d%d L:
%d $%d %s",l,p,w,L,v,L^9?"":"WIN");c=mvgetch(0,0);D(G>u&&G<K

Releases Wire XXXI

One month and a half since the last release wire, this XXXI post is hot with lots of newcomers!


Spelunky 1.0

Mantrap’s appetite increased. Piranha’s appetite increased. Dice now reveal whether they’ve been thrown or not. Opening a chest or crate won’t cause the player to attack. Mummies shouldn’t bleed.


Dweller 0.13.3

Use the Movement commands to move. If you have a touch screen enabled handset just tap on the screen in the direction you wish to move.

Legerdemain  v1.0.2

A so-called “heartbeat” release, offered as evidence that the developer still has one.

Privateer: Ascii Sector v0.6.0.3

Wingmen are no longer spawned on pirate bases. Redid the NanoBots to make them more balanced.

DaJAngband v1.0.99

I have tested this version more than the past few versions, so it should have considerably less bugs.

Triangle Wizard R 7.01

This version includes quests (randomly generated), healthbars, buffs for the sorcerer and assassin classes and a few other things.

Wayfarer 8.28.09

Inventory mode should be clearer, and contextual help is improved slightly. Updated alternate version. The download for Windows should now work.

Kharne 0.05

Kharne Alpha v0.05 is now available, and has been released as open source under the MPL v1.1

MetaCollider Beta 8

I just beat the game for the first time, without savescumming, so I know it’s possible. It’s difficult but doable.


3069 – v3D.2

The year is 3069. Earth has since been destroyed by a catastrophic geothermal experiment. Fortunately, you and many others were safely relocated onto planet Esperanza before the blast.

Moth Master 7DRL

I like to make games / programs to give as gifts to my friends online.  Christmas 2008, I decided to make a roguelike similar to the Baldo’s Gate javascript roguelike

Rogue Project 2 v0.0.10

The demo allows you to sail around the world and visit a few non-descript locations, trade blows with some monsters (whom I have attempted to give at least rudmentary intelligence, if you watch closely), experience the weather, and zoom in on any location for a better look (simply press > to zoom into the local view, any where you are).

Iso-Angband 0.2.6

I know the idea of such a graphical view is unpopular among many roguelike fans. Over the years, though, I got emails repeatedly, from people who were interested in this sort of graphical frontend. So maybe this message will reach a few of them.

DreamHack 0.2

In Dreamhack, the player fights strange and symbolic monsters with unusual every day items, just like in a dream

NLarn 0.4.1

I am working on a remake of Larn. I baptized it NLarn.

Websites / Blogs

Numeron Reactor

I should warn non-programming savvy readers that most of the posts here may be highly technical in nature and not for the faint of heart.

Not Quite ADOM

Started a blog today called Not Quite ADoM, aimed at the discussion of news/development and other things that have to do with the Roguelike world, mainly those RLs that aren’t so well known.