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Dungeons of Decay
Beta Project
Developer Matthias Sommer
Theme Fantasy
Influences Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
Released Okt 2011
Updated 05th Okt 2011
Licensing GPL, Open source
P. Language Python
Platforms Windows, Linux (requires Python + libtcod)
Interface ASCII, Keyboard
Game Length < 2-3 hours
Official site of Dungeons of Decay

DungeonsOfDecay is a coffeebreak roguelike

The Plot

"For fates sake you are trapped in the 'Dungeon of Decay'. The entrances are locked, and there are nasty creatures around. Legends tell, there is a key to the gates, that was lost somewhere deep down below. This might be your only chance to make an escape.

But the legends also talk about dragons down there... and worse..."

The Game

Dungeons of Decay is a coffeebreak roguelike game in the tradition of Rogue, Hack, Nethack, Dungeon Crawl and many others.

It is between 8 and 12 levels deep. One special feature is that all equipment wears down from use, so it becomes less useful.


It's still under development, but already fully playable. At the moment there many releases in short sequence, as new features are added.

It's written completely in Python (2.7) using libtcod. It started as a toy for myself, following the tutorial at Complete_Roguelike_Tutorial,_using_python+libtcod, but it has outgrown the scope by far over time. It includes the dungeon builder from Dungeon_builder_written_in_Python, stripped of the need for numpy.