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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 at 22:20 OMSST on 10/October 2010, and is due for release at 22:20 PST on 17/October 2010. 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 eaten by a relentless pursuer

Inventories will be even smaller than in angband (10 slots+equips), 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
  • Combat system (will need balancing)
  • System of daemons to manage temporary effects (partly)

Features not yet implemented:

  • Line of sight
  • magic items/effects
  • multiple ring slots
  • AI for object management
  • Memory of previously seen tiles (will remain unimplemented to maximise confusion, since the map is fluid anyway)

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