|Developer||Derek S. Ray|
|Updated||May 2, 2010 (0.6.3)|
|Platforms||Linux, Mac, Windows|
|Game Length||8+ hours|
|Official site of SporkHack|
SporkHack is a NetHack variant going down a different road to that which Slash'EM is. The latter adds a lot of toys but also quite a few additional ways to unbalance and even break the game. Spork tries to avoid this pitfall while enhancing gameplay.
Some new features include:
- Some intrinsics are no longer binary and can range from 0% to 100%.
- Major alignment changes.
- Some new items. (wand of wind, small sack)
- Interface improvements.
- Spell tweaking.
- Higher-level monsters are much meaner.
- Vastly improved Gehennom (plus no more mysterious force!)
Be warned that SporkHack is undergoing rapid development and new versions can break save-file compatibility. This is almost guaranteed to not happen more often than every Sunday.
08/2009: Starting in early 2009, SporkHack no longer is maintaining its prior rapid development pace; the developer has had his time pulled away by Pesky Real Life(tm). The Sunday limitation on savefile breakage will still hold true for any changes which _are_ made, but the game can be considered significantly more stable.
As of 12/4/2011, active development on Sporkhack has been formally suspended; real-life concerns have taken priority for the developers.
A Japanese version of SporkHack is also under development.