NetHack is a single player roguelike, featuring an extremely complex item system. First seen in July of 1987, the game is licensed under the General Public License (GPL), and updated as time progressed. The current version of the game (3.6.0) was released in December of 2015. Use this tag only for NetHack, and not for any of the games that have spin off it.

NetHack is an open source roguelike game originally published in 1987. One of the most distinctive features is its extensive item system; items can behave differently based on the character's status, the item's blessed/uncursed/cursed (BUC) status, the player's form or the surroundings. It is often said that the dev team thinks of everything.

The latest version, 3.6.0, was released in December, 2015; the open license has triggered a number of forks, the most notable being SLASH'EM () and Unnethack.

General Information

  • Release Date: July 1987
  • Developer: The NetHack DevTeam