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"In collaboration with Donnie Russell (who maintains the windows port) we've released a new version of classic Rogue, the original "rogue" in roguelike. It has been updated using Ultimate Roguelike Tileset style graphics (also includes ascii) and sound effects. Hope you enjoy it!" - Oryx

Classic Rogue is an updated version of Rogue with modern elements such as a graphical tileset, mouse-based control and sound effects. This game was released by Oryx Design Lab.

Rogue (also known as Rogue: Exploring the Dungeons of Doom) is a dungeon crawling video game by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman and later contributions by Ken Arnold. Rogue was originally developed around 1980 for Unix-based mainframe systems as a freely-distributed executable, and later included in the official Berkeley Software Distribution 4.2 operating system (4.2BSD). Windows port by Donnie Russell.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreRole Playing
Tags1-bit, 2D, ascii, Pixel Art, Retro, Roguelike, Roguelite, Text based, Top-Down
Average sessionA few seconds
LinksHomepage, Patreon, Support


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ClassicRogue_2_5.zip 186 kB

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I know this is a huge ask, Linux port?

How to run it in Fullscreen?


I guess

It doesn't work.I found other Rogue DOS game months ago,but it was full of bugs. xD


I've always wanted to play the original Rogue, and this is a great way to experience it.  It's so simple and so addictive, and seeing the influence that an almost 40-year-old game still has today is a great slice of history, too.

theres a bug where if u attack an enemy the game freezes  and i just cant figure out why

(im running a windows 10)


Not sure if your issue has been resolved, but I am not having any game freezes when attacking enemies on Windows 10. Hopefully by now you can play it! :D

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I see what is yours problem...you need to press Space everytime you hit it.