77 entries for the 7th 7DRL Challenge!

The challenge is on with an outstanding number of 77 7DRL Challengers!

You can still announce yours!

Roguetemple presents you all of them, for your viewing pleasure! (All times are GMT-5)

2009 7DRL Challengers

For a groundbreaking number, 41 roguedevs have accepted the challenge! We’re all gonna have a lot of cool games to play next week  🙂

  • Fruits of the Forest by Ido Yehieli
  • TetrisRL by Sir_Lewk
  • GrimRL by Nik Coughlin
  • Pink Ninja by Deveah
  • AbstractRL by jimmy aberg
  • Stones of Chaos: the True God by idontexist
  • Fl@shpoint by edwardoka
  • The Favored by guesst
  • Nyctos by Mary Haas and James Madison
  • When Zombies Attack!  by David A
  • Murder in Moscow by Mike Judge
  • Underbooks by Christopher Brandt
  • Decimation by Ed
  • The Lion King by Darren Grey
  • Whispers in the Void by destroysound
  • Unnamed attempt by Sherm Pendley
  • Environmental Energies by Gamer_2k4
  • Hydrosphere by HexDecimal
  • Expedition by Slash
  • Fist of the Rogue Warrior by s.chiu
  • Unnamed attempt by Nils
  • Robot Rebellion by Emile
  • MultiRL by Nathan Stoddard
  • Unnamed attempt by chr.m.charles
  • Epic! Monster Quest: Hyper by buub0nik
  • Planets of Elderlore by Altefact
  • A Roguelike by h.j.l.jones
  • Jacob’s Matrix by Jeff Lait
  • Escape from Lab 42 by rdc
  • Nidhoggr by Michal Bielinski
  • Quarterlight by Phil O’Neill
  • Fortress of the Goblin King by Florian Diebold
  • DDRogue by flend
  • Persist by jab
  • dL1 by Legend of Angband
  • Catacombs of the Soulthief by Derrick Creamer
  • DungeonMinder by Adam Gatt
  • Tales of Ezcyria by Stein
  • SpiritsRL by Xecutor
  • DukeRL by corremn
  • chickhack by purpleflayer

Find full info and links at this roguetemple thread

2009 7DRL Challenge is coming!

An so it was, that roguelike authors were faced again with the grueling challenge of making a complete roguelike within one hundred and sixty eight hours.

The time for 2009 7DRL Challenge is on!

A Seven Day Roguelike (7DRL) can be written at any time.  However, a general agreement was reached that it would be fun to schedule a specific week for a challenge.  This allows the various authors to know that others are also desperately tracking down a bad pointer reference on the 167th hour.

Now, we must choose a week.


As per tradition, three weeks have been selected.  January is right out, as that is not enough warning.  Same goes for first week of February.  The following two weeks can easily run into Valentines, and I don’t want any angry significant others tracking me down.

Thus, the available weeks are:

1) February 21st to March 1st
2) February 28th to March 8th
3) March 7th to March 15th

Now head to rgrd and vote! and remember… We are working, obviously, on the honour system.

The NetHack season is upon us once again

So, here they go again, the hardcore conquerors of everything (even the kitchen sink) will meet again in a turn based, indirect interaction, world-wide, smash-out.

On Halloween, at midnight Pacific U.S. Time, /dev/null’s Tenth Annual NetHack Tournament opens.  As with past years, the Tournament is open to anyone who’d like to play.

This year is the Tournament’s 10th anniversary; it’s been suggested that this makes it the longest-running gaming tournament on the Internet, and we’ve been unable to find any older ones out there so that may very well be true.

Click friend and enter!


SourceAuthor: Nate879
Language: C

I promised I would review all of the entries, so here goes.

Not much to say about this one, it is a tech demo of what can be done in 1KB of source code; you can basically walk around the map and kill orcs. There is no score nor winning condition, the author said he may enhance it a bit later on.

After killing all orcs

Gameplay: None
Technical Highlights: Not really more than walk on the map, but try to do it yourself! 🙂