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Developer Quendus
Theme Claustrophobia
Influences Crawl, Angband, DoomRL
Released 17 Oct 2010
Updated {{{updated}}}
Licensing Open source
P. Language Python
Platforms Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Interface ASCII, keyboard
Game Length short
Official site of KleinRL

KleinRL will be a 7DRL by Quendus, if he works quickly enough. It was started on the evening of the 10th of October 2010, and is due for release on the evening of the 17th. KleinRL is set on the surface of a Klein bottle, and has maze-like geography instead of rooms. Several of the actors in the game can pick up pieces of the wall and put them down again. The objectives might be randomised, and will include:

  • not getting killed by the 2 relentless pursuers who start with better equipment than the player (in a map that's small even for a roguelike)
  • possibly:
    • tracking down and defeating an extreme coward
    • preventing an extreme coward from getting eating by a relentless pursuer

Inventories will be even smaller than in angband (1-10 slots, depending on backpack size), most items will be quite powerful, and enemies will use any nice items that they find discarded (no free destruction of objects). Features implemented:

  • Correct display of the player's locale
  • Map generation
  • Movement, timing
  • Moving pieces of wall around
  • AI for movement (mostly)
  • Parts of the combat system

Features not yet implemented:

  • Rest of combat system
  • Line of sight
  • Memory of previously seen tiles (might remain unimplemented to maximise confusion, given that the map is fluid)
  • Inventory, equipment, magic effects, daemons to manage afflictions
  • AI for object management

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