This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-03-05 05:00:00 to 2021-03-15 13:00:00. View results
Create a complete roguelike game in 7 days!
Roguelikes are traditionally procedurally generated RPGs in the mold 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 guide. However, 7DRLs may bend or even break these interpretations in the name of Innovation.
How to participate
The 7DRL Challenge has special rules regarding timing, so the normal itch.io counter is not accurate.
Up to 2021, there had been sixteen annual 7DRL challenges.