|Developer||Andres Löh, Mikolaj Konarski|
|Released||Apr 12, 2008 (v1.20080412)|
|Updated||Apr 6, 2021 (v0.10.2.0)|
|Licensing||BSD3 (Free Software)|
|Platforms||Browser, Linux, Screen Reader, OSX, Windows|
|Dependencies||source dependencies are as specified on the Hackage page|
|Official site of LambdaHack|
Play it in the browser! https://lambdahack.github.io
LambdaHack is a Haskell game engine library for ASCII roguelike games of arbitrary theme, size and complexity, with optional tactical squad combat. It's packaged together with a little example dungeon crawler in fantasy setting that can be tried out in the browser. (http://lambdahack.github.io --- It runs fastest on Chrome. Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)
Please see the changelog file for recent improvements and the issue tracker for short-term plans. Long term goals include multiplayer tactical squad combat, in-game content creation, auto-balancing and persistent content modification based on player behaviour. Contributions are welcome.
Other games known to use the LambdaHack library:
- Allure of the Stars, a near-future Sci-Fi game
- Space Privateers, an adventure game set in far future
Please offer your feedback.
A showcase of shooting down explosives. A couple were shot down close enough to enemies to harm them. Others exploded closer to our party members and took out of the air projectiles that would otherwise harm them.
This is a semi-automatic stealthy speedrun of the escape scenario. The enemy gang has a huge numerical and equipment superiority. Our team loots the area on auto-pilot until the first foe is spotted. Then they scout out enemy positions. Then hero 1 draws enemies and unfortunately enemy fire as well, which is when he valiantly shoots down explosives to avoid the worst damage. Then heroine 2 sneaks behind enemy lines to reach the remaining treasure. That accomplished, the captain signals retreat and leaves for the next area (the zoo).
Examples of in-game messages, in colour, with the new font:
Trying out explosives and firecrackers in a nearby cave, with friends: