Temple’s Atrium

Getting a Roguelike to a playable, enjoyable stage, is a hard endeavour that requires a lot of willpower, motivation, concentration and technical skills. Below you will find a list of some roguelikes that are well on the way of achieving such stage and thus deserve their place on this temple’s atrium!

Incursion Roguelike

Incursion Roguelike

“Incursion is a freeware roguelike (meaning a text-map, turn-based computer game featuring character growth, permanent death and an emphasis on strategy and gameplay depth) game based on (but not strictly adherant to) the mechanics of the most popular tabletop roleplaying game of all time, made available under the terms of the Open Game License by their owners.”

Incursion Roguelike

Dungeon Crawl Fake Screenshot

Linley’s Dungeon Crawl (Crawl)

“The player guides a single character deep into a subterranean complex to retrieve the Orb of Zot, fending off many horrible and hideous creatures along the way. Once retrieved, the player must return both character and Orb safely to the surface world. ”

Dungeon Crawl 2D Tile Version

DoomRL Screenshot by Derek Yu


“DoomRL (Doom, the Roguelike) is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game, that is heavily inspired by the popular FPS game Doom by ID Software. “

GearHead Console Japan


“GearHead is a futuristic roguelike game, created by Joseph Hewitt. [it is] the first roguelike to explore the world of “mecha” (giant robots). Lots of futuristic jobs and skills (mecha pilot, medic, etc.) are available, as well as piloting those mecha. “

Gearhead SDL mode
Reduced Version of Dwarf Fortress Generated Map

Dwarf Fortress

“Prepare to guide your stout charges to fortune in a world fraught with many perils. You’ll begin by creating your world and watching an animation of the region’s history. Once this process is completed, you can prepare a group of dwarves and send them out to seek wealth deep in the mountains.”


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