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The dominant feeling would be 'tense/dangerous'.

The only goal is to survive in a dark, infinite dungeon(s). You are never sure what lurks beyond your sight range. You might be killed or gravely wounded by a monster, might collapse due to lack of sustenance or might find yourself in infinite darkness without a source of light, or you might piss off your divine patron and make him blast you off the face of the earth.


Released betas

Bleeding edge builds

To test bleeding edge, replace the VotE folder in a released beta with the contents of the zip.


The source code is available on GitHub or Bitbucket

Key features

Based on the OGL license

If you've ever played any of the games released on the Open Game Licence, whether computer or tabletop, you will find many things familiar. Same if you played any AD&D-derived games (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Angband)…


The game uses freely available tiles which have been used in several Angband variants, so they are tried and proven.


Don't know what that spell or ability or monster is? Just mouse over it. Lots of readily accessible info for the player.


Still stuck? Press F1 or H.


You make your action and enemies take theirs.


In true roguelike spirit.

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