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Saturday, April 30, 2011

NetHack

NetHack is a twenty-year-old free roguelike that's still actively played and updated. It's as complex as it is fun. This time, I'm not even going to attempt to explain it, because this article (http://nullprogram.com/blog/2008/09/) does it much better than I could. Tvtropes also has a great article: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NetHack

To play it, you'll need to telnet to nethack.alt.org. It's probably best to download a Telnet client, since the ones that come with Windows aren't very good. Putty works nicely for me.

13 comments:

  1. sounds fun im thinking its like a defcom type of game

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  2. Hmmm, I think I've already heared about it, will give it a try.

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  3. wow thx. ill check it out

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  4. Interesting read and nice blog, keep it up!

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  5. Ah, fellow troper.

    I remember Nethack. It was quite a good game.

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  6. Hahaha damn this is acually pretty enjoyable i used to use this a lot at work

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  7. I think i tried this back in the day. Was pretty fun.

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  8. I remember playing this back in the day

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  9. I've never heard of this, checking it out.

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