Check out all the finished roguelikes for this year’s 7DRL Challenge!
Many thanks to the reviewing committee!
- Xecutor 12.55%
- irskep 7.45%
- roaderful 6.67%
- jere 6.27%
- rubybliels 6.27%
- sparr 5.88%
- 8BitGoggles 5.10%
- MatthewLacker 4.71%
- tomtl 4.71%
- James McNeill 4.31%
- PNJeffries 4.31%
- CaptainKraft 3.92%
- Deevoh 3.92%
- heroicfisticuffs 3.92%
- IceBoxr 3.14%
- Lachlan Kingsford 3.14%
- keipra 2.75%
- Wazoo Labs 2.75%
- AquaTsar 1.96%
- jmlait 1.96%
- Vedor 1.57%
- Fengol 1.18%
- Starstew 1.18%
- PyrooL 0.39%
Vote now for the dates for the 12th 7DRL Challenge. Let’s make cool games this year!
This year we had 249 entries, 133 of which ended up with a finished entry. The reviewing committee swiftly went through them with 308 assessments, evaluating 56 of these entries with a 2+ score. You can check the results here
Everybody get ready! Here are some links courtesy of Mr. Darren Grey
Avast, ye rogues!
It took almost a year to tabulate and publish the results, but they are now available here.
Remember you can also check the detailed reviews at the International Roguelike Registration System, which will soon be activated for the 2015 challenge and evaluation.
May be we won’t take as much time this year 🙂
We are set for the eleventh annual 7DRL Challenge. GET READY!
The challenge will run March 7 to March 15, you are invited to take part and create a roguelike game in 7 days, starting from whatever you want but producing a new, complete, playable game at the end of the week!
The 7DRL challenge breathes new life every year into the roguelike development community, last year we had 248 challengers, don’t miss this opportunity!
In 2005, the roguelike community established a yearly event, the 7DRL Challenge, in which all the world is challenged to create a roguelike in a one-week span.
7DRL Challenges are NOT about being a fast coder, but rather proving you can release a finished, playable roguelike to the world. There is no winner of the challenge, but rather all those who finish are honoured for their work, the criterion is completeness.
You CAN use external libraries, game engines, pre-existing generic code/algorithms, pre-existing generic art, etc. You can even start your game from an existing game, if you are willing to turn it out into something unique, you must however say what resources were reused.
Challengers may use the International Roguelike Registration System to accept the challenge once it starts; you can also check the reviews for last year entries here!
It’s been ages since the Orange October Minigun 7DRL Challenge, back when the roguelike renaissance was just beginning. That challenge was joined by not many participants, however it was the inception of Kornel Kisielewicz’s Berserk!, was joined by DarkGod (of ToME fame) and had several interesting entries.
It’s about time we do another 7DRL Challenge before our main March event! But why play a battle alone, when we can join the war?
PROCJAM 2014 is happening next November 7, and I suggest we swarm over it like a band of rabid jackals.
There are two ways to enter:
- Make a game with procedural generation in it. Maybe a Twine adventure with randomised character personalities? Maybe an action-RPG where each player gets their own procedural theme tune? Maybe an old-fashioned world-generator for a strategy game? Create a game for #procjam using the optional theme (announced at the start of the jam) and include a procedural twist in there somewhere.
- Make a tool that generates stuff to help game developers. We already have amazing tools like sound effect generator SFXR, music generation like Abundant Music, or random sprite-grabbers like Spritely. What other tools could we make to help people generate cool things for the games they make? Maybe a corporation generator for cyberpunk cities? A tool for generating alien alphabet fonts? A library that automatically generates enemy ships for space shooters?
I thus challenge you all to create a roguelike in 7 days, just along with the PROCJAM’14! Let’s have a lot of fun! Usual 7DRL Challenge rules apply, so read them.
Many moons it has been since the 154 7DRLs were released, but slavering in the background have been an army of 39 reviewers desperately playing these labours of love and scribbling little notes on sheets. After this long process we have finally collated a set of reviews and scores for almost every 7DRL made this year. I present you with our glorious offering:
Some notes on using the site:
- Reviews are subjective and based on personal opinion – take them with a pinch of salt! As a rule of thumb anything with a 2+ is considered good.
- Click on column heading to re-sort by that value
- Click on score values to see detailed review/justification information in the bottom pane
- Some of the game links may be outdated – let us know if you find any errors
- 75% of games have 3 reviews, and 33% have 2 reviews, 423 reviews total
- No one was able to get 10bar Roguelike or Random Chance running 😦
Special thanks go out to Jo Bradshaw and Xecutor who did 40 and 39 reviews respectively! Also thanks to GameHunter for doing videos of almost every 7DRL – links to specific game videos are next to the reviews.
There are a lot of real gems in here, and a huge amount of variety, showing the roguelike scene is as fresh as vibrant as it has ever been. Do go try some of these great games, and give feedback to the devs after their hard work.
And if by some bizarre miracle you get sick of these 154 games, be sure to catch up on the 7DRLs from 2012, 2011, 2010 and earlier…
With a record number of over 200 entries registered so far on the 7DRL hub, this year we’ll have lots of innovation and fun flowing out of developers all around the world.
I guess the evaluation committee will have a fun time after the challenge! ^_^