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Ignore the counter above, remember the timeframe is from March 2 to March 10 in your timezone, pick max 7 days to work within these dates. 

History and Rationale

Roguelikes are traditionally procedurally generated RPGs in the mould of Rogue, with turn-based interactions in a grid-based environment, where levels are procedurally generated each play-through and death is permanent. 

In 2005, the roguelike community established a yearly event, the 7DRL Challenge, in which developers are challenged to create a roguelike in seven days. This allows one to have the shared misery of knowing you are not the only one tracking down a bad pointer at the 167th hour.  The annual event occurs during a week in early March. 

7DRL Challenges are NOT about being a fast coder, but rather proving you can release a finished, playable roguelike to the world. There is no winner of the challenge, but rather all those who finish are honored for their work, the criterion is completeness.

There are many interpretations of what a roguelike is which may serve as a guidance. However 7DRLs may bend of even break these interpretations in the name of Innovation. 

Event rules

  • You CAN use external libraries, game engines, pre-existing  code/algorithms, pre-existing  art, etc. You can even start your game from an existing game, if you are planning to turn it into something unique.  If in doubt, be clear what resources were reused.
  • The goal is a finished and reasonably polished game: not the prototype of a game.  Watch your scope!
  • Likewise, the goal is a new game, not just another week of work on an existing game.
  • It is allowed and recommended to have a rough design idea of your project before starting

How to participate

  • Join the jam here at itch.io to show your intention to participate!
  • Pick a start time on Saturday or Sunday in your timezone.   Start coding at this time!  Note the countdown is likely before your possible start date: this is because we support all timezones.
  • 168 (or less) hours after starting, submit your entry on the portal. 
  • You can mark your entry as Successful or Incomplete, based on your own judgement of how complete your game is.  There is no prize for success or punishment for failure, so use your own judgement if your game is Done and Polished.
  • The challenge window is always Saturday to Sunday; if you start after Sunday you will have less than 168 hours as in-challenge 7DRLs must be completed by the closing time.

Resources

  • Oryx Design Lab has a special 35% discount for the participants on any of their awesome tile-sets! Use the discount code YENDOR at checkout, if you intend to use the assets for your entry! 
  • libtcod, rot.js and T-Engine are all dedicated roguelike libraries/engines which can be very useful for completing a game within the week.

Other info

Previous Challenges

To date, there have been fourteen annual 7DRL challenges. 

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This old man walks a fine line between the mists of reality/delusion, between the mall and the dungeon.
Adventure
Create your first roguelike or die trying
Role Playing
GIF
EAT. SURVIVE. SLEEP.​
Survival
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Chess-puzzling deck-building rogue-like
Card Game
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GIF
Cyberpunk, procedural hack-and-racer roguelite for 2019 #7DRL
Racing
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Rogue-like card game
Card Game
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GIF
Tactical thievery roguelike
Puzzle
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A traditional text roguelike for 7DRL 2019
Role Playing
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GIF
Detective roguelike where you solve mysteries and try to pay rent
Puzzle
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The sun is shining, the birds are singing, Finally, I'm free! ...Or am I?
Adventure
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A dungeon defence roguelike
Action
A 7-Day Roguelike by Zack Johnson
Role Playing
Traverse 13 levels of the temple to find the lost treasure! 7DRL 2019 ENTRY
Action
An attempt to combine match-3 and roguelike mechanics
an alchemical roguelike with randomly generated component-based herbs which you process to create useful potions
Action
GIF
A word game roguelike
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Save the dungeons from greedy heroes
Role Playing
Roguelite card battles
Card Game
A deckbuilding, dungeon-crawling coffeebreak roguelite.
Role Playing
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You have been expelled from your very own body
Role Playing
A coffee-break roguelike for the 2019 7DRL Challenge.
Adventure
Role Playing
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A program that simulates a GM running a RPG adventure.
Role Playing
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GIF
This is not a rogue-like.
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GIF
2019 7DRL
Strategy
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A roguelike made for 7DRL 2019
Role Playing
Find and combine runes to forge spells and pass the entry exam to an exclusive mage academy.
Role Playing
A roguelike where the wait key holds the most power.
Seven Day Roguelike 2019
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Rescue Timmy.
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Short roguelike(-like) for 7drl 2019 game jam.
Adventure
Adventures in a disjointed reality...
Role Playing
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Play as an elite hacker in this drag-and-drop programming roguelike.
Adventure
A multi-one-dimensional rougelike
Role Playing
A 7 Day Roguelike about sneaking
Adventure
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A roguelike with magical parasites!
Role Playing
Farm, gather and steal to make a living in a roguelike world!
Survival
A screen reader accessible deckbuilding roguelike
Role Playing
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A sci-fi, rogue-like game of exploration and survival
Role Playing
A game of dice, without the luck
Role Playing
Role Playing
A 7DRL 2019 entry.
Role Playing
Survive in the infinite Rainforest!
Survival
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My entry for the 2019 7-Day RogueLike game jam
Shooter
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golflike roguelite
Sports
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Dive deep into the network, downloading data and avoiding the AIs as long as possible
Strategy
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Simple, silly coffebreak roguelike for the Seven Day Roguelike Challenge 2019.
Discover the rich inner life of cows.
Strategy
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You enter a haunted mansion where you believe some friends recently went missing.
Strategy
Arcade stealth roguelike set in a twisted mansion.
Strategy
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Turn based 3D roguelike with stealth mechanics
Strategy
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A deck-building roguelike
Strategy
Rogue like endless survival game
Adventure
a 7-day roguelike about mushrooms, and science
Survival
Time-travel in these volcanic cliffsides and waterfalls to find the legendary flaming spear Volcaetus!
Role Playing
What awaits you in the dark? Roguelike with lights.
Role Playing
A PICO-8 roguelike
Role Playing
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Search the topological maze, find the amulet on the 13th floor.
Adventure
roguelike in a place of strangly generated minions
It's not easy being green ... and a giant slime mold.
Role Playing
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A faux-hacking roguelike for 7DRL
Role Playing
Turn-Based Beat-em-Up Action for 7DRL
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A colourful, accessible, turn-based first person dungeon crawler.
Action
Adventure
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The Ihoin have a lot of gold they're not using. Take it from them and pay off your loans.
Adventure
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7DRL for 2019! Simple roguelike about banishing creatures to progress.
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A 7DRL island roguelike.
Role Playing
Console program to play roguelikes from all parallel worlds
Role Playing
Take photos and earn cash!
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turn-based roguelike with acceleration movement. 7DRL 2019.
Role Playing
An hommage to Liberal Crime Squad
Role Playing
Craft spells! Steal treasure! Beat up snot-nosed nobility! 3D tactics roguelike.
Role Playing
A window into a roguelike.
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Turn-based roguelike, kill all enemies, go to the next level.
Adventure
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GIF
First-person turn-based roguelike in an alien infested office-building
Role Playing
A roguelike hero with no arms needs no inventory, made for 7DRL 2019
Strategy
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A simple and short 3D roguelike made in a week for 7DRL 2019
Adventure
Recursive hacking roguelike
Strategy
A tactical game of lasers and mirrors
Strategy
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2019 7drl about ninja, stealth, revenge and blood
Role Playing
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Strategy
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7DRL 2019 Entry
Role Playing
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Roguelike mixed with find-the-pair game
Adventure
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GIF
a dungeon racing game with roguelike elements
Racing
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A small roguelike game
Role Playing
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more fun than anyone can handle.
GIF
... but he can run!
Action
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Run for your life in a constantly rotating dungeon.
Puzzle
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A two-timing, backstabbing, klutz of a rogue hasjust gone to explore the dungeon. Unlucky bastard. Too bad they own you.
Action roguelike, made for 7DRL 2019.
Role Playing
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submission for the 2019 7DRL
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Rogue-ish Stealth Tactics
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GIF
Venture into the depths for fabled treasure...
Adventure
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Role Playing
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GIF
No-nonsense, minimalist rougelite
Strategy
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GIF
Skiing roguelike
Role Playing
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A game about eating and finding your way around a dungeon.
Role Playing
A lonely alien hears a crash from above and goes in search of a new friend!
A barely feature complete 7 day roguelike involving a very hungry astronaut
Puzzle
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A tiny 7drl
Role Playing
GIF
dance your way out of the desert
Strategy
An experimental audio-only roguelike
A game based on college. Tiles by FE_Littlepip.
Role Playing
Mobile-friendly roguelike-like inspired by Overcooked.
Action
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Roguelike after the quest is complete
Role Playing
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A 7DRL dungeon adventure
Role Playing
7DRL 2019 Entry
Shooter
Proc-gen delivery game for 7DRL Challenge 2019
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for the glory of the kingdom, kill the rats
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#7drl 2019 entry
Adventure
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GIF
A twitchy strike action entry to 7DRL
Action
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My entry for the 2019 7 Day Roguelike Challeng (7DRL)
Role Playing
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This is the early twine framework for an event/encounter driven roguelike.
Adventure
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A mountaineer tries to reach 7000m in bad weathers.
Survival
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A weird physics-based and turn-based and semi-text-based dungeon crawler.
Strategy
FPSish Entry into 7 day RogueLike Jam.
Shooter
An XRL based on Resident Evil for 7drl2019
Adventure
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7DRL 2019 entry
Role Playing
Meele combat-based 7-day roguelike.
Action
Roguelike
Role Playing
roguelike jrpg dungeon crawler based on SkyFortress assets
Adventure
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A (not quite finished) turn-based strategy game.
Strategy
Rogue-like, exploring a cave recovering artifacts
Strategy
Roguelike Hacking Simulator
Role Playing
#7DRL hex grid spaceship game
Adventure
Adventure
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7DRL Challenge 2019
Strategy
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Unfinished 7DRL game.
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