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Stable game
Developer Warwick Allison (Waz)
Theme Fantasy
Influences Rogue, NetHack
Released June 25, 2012 (1.0)
Updated July 25, 2012 (1.0.12)
Licensing Commercial (Indie)
P. Language C#, JavaScript
Platforms Windows, Mac OS X, Android
Interface 3D
Game Length many hours, many attempts
Official site of WazHack


WazHack is a retelling of NetHack in the form of a 3D realistic side-view "platformer". The developer, User:Waz Waz, appeared on Episode 46 of Roguelike Radio as part of a discussion of Steam Greenlight (where WazHack is currently listed).

It keeps to the Berlin Interpretation except it is:

  • not grid based;
  • not ASCII, but 3D realistic.
  • supports multiplayer (not by resorting to realtime)

It is turned-based, but the turns are in fractions of a second. When the player moves or acts, the world moves forward; when the player stops to contemplate his inventory, time stands still.

Getting the Game

The game can be played live on WazHack.com, a Windows EXE is available from Desura, and the Android app is available from the Android Market (Google Play).




Multiplayer is achieved by players playing in their own instance of the dungeon, but being aware of the other's locations and able to trade items when near each other. Dungeon layout and base creature encounters are the same for all players (and items too, in competition mode).