You Only Live Once
|You Only Live Once|
|Licensing||Open Source (BSD License), Freeware|
|Platforms||Linux, Mac, Windows|
|Interface||Graphical tiles (which are of characters!), ASCII, Keyboard|
|Game Length||1-3 hours|
|Official site of You Only Live Once|
You Only Live Once is a Seven Day Roguelike, or 7DRL. It was entered on March 5 for the 7DRL Contest 2005. It is a very minimalistic roguelike. It concentrates on telling a simple story and engaging the user in simple tactical combat. It does not have, for example, any form of character advancement!
- Tactical combat. All attacks hit and do maximum damage. Randomness in combat is thus suppressed and positioning oneself with respect to enemies is essential.
- Heavy on plot. A story is told; it is not about killing things for no reason.
- Quick to complete. You can likely win the game in your first playthrough. Fully exploring the game likely takes only an hour or three.
- Your character never advances in power. Or even regains hit points. Instead, during the game you can take over and play different characters.