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Lost Labyrinth v5.3.1 Updated

billon on 7 Dec 2020
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Lost Labyrinth is a graphical rogue-like game with emphasis on exploration and character strategies. It offers a wealth of options during character generation to ensure plenty of versatility, which also gives the game nearly endless replay value. Each game is fairly short but has that "just one more time" feeling.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch laby.exe.
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Emka on 2012-07-07 16:17

v4.8.2 is available, but I don't know if it stripped down now since they offer a paid extended version now

Emka on 2013-12-16 14:03

v5 out, but cf. my comment above

aazard on 2020-12-07 15:25

curent v5.3.1 19.2mb OR:

- Audio re0encoded (to make smaller) to 96kbs/8K-hz,

- Any unneeded readme's & langauges removed

Then UPX packed, its only 14.2mb on your usb/etc drive

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Iter Vehemens Ad Necem v0.58 Updated

billon on 23 Nov 2020
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Fluffy

IVAN, short for Iter Vehemens Ad Necem, is probably one of the meanest rogue-like games out there. It uses graphical tiles instead of ASCII graphics, and also features all kinds of unique features, such as a fully functional locational damage system (losing limbs won't kill you, but it sure doesn't help), flexible character development environment, and a fluid system where you can track monsters by their blood trails.

Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch IVAN.exe.
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aazard on 2020-11-11 23:51

UPDATE: 0.58 under new site & Github

Iter Vehemens ad Necem - a continuation of the graphical roguelike by members of



@fejoa fejoa released this on Mar 15

New Quest: Kingdom of Aslona

A new main quest will see you trying to bring peace back to the kingdom of Aslona, currently in the middle of a civil war.
Add five new locations.
Player can now have a ship to sail the oceans of worldmap. This also means that they can now bring pets that would normally be unable to cross the ocean with them.
Moving over the ocean is slightly slower than on dry land.

Added Aslona!
Added new ROOM_OWNED_AREA type for generic owned rooms. Uses code similar to the Cathedral or Decos' house.
Change structure of quests. Petrus now takes the encrypted scroll and gives you some alone time. If you chat with him again, you will receive the GC quest, or you can find other people to chat for other quests.
Add some new monsters, items, artifacts, materials and crafting recipes.
Hotness can now be used to define materials that deal fire damage on contact, just like Acidicity for acidic materials.
Use GitHub app for LGTM.
Cats can be tamed with fishes.
Orcs have black blood.
Lobh-se is a bit more fun.
Make amulets easily recognizable by color.
Land mines can now be sometimes defused if you levitate over and pick them up.
Willpower now protects against some hostile magic.
Add autopick regex.
Add an option to show info about gods, displaying their last reaction to prayer.
Better 'F1' command in menus:
Some items now have descriptions.
Better help for crafting actions.
New help for config options.
Add options to start with no pet and to use health descriptions.
Add alternate door traps.
Prevent very dumb creatures from using wands.
You cannot unequip locked chastity belt.
Update README and add MANUAL.
A wise player can look at an enemy for a rough estimation of their health.
Add day/night cycle to all above-ground locations.
Enable weather effects for more above-ground locations.
Let monsters also benefit from Detecting status effect.
Coffins now generate with grave goods and do something when you steal from them.
Hammers are good with the undead.
Some monsters now have different diets.
Add many new sound effects.

Decos no longer lets you steal from him.
You can no longer leave the Black Market through walls.
Slightly nerf Black Market.
Display Willpower in wizard mode secrets.
Running in wilderness now correctly takes stamina.
Fix some quest messages not being saved as already displayed.
Reveal gas traps when you step on them.
Fix several places where panic immunity or disease immunity was not respected.
Fix several crafting bugs, hopefully preventing crashes.
Fix Terra not offering priestly services after you killed Lobh-se.
Spill more water over a burning player when they pray to Silva, so there's a better chance to be extinguished.
Prevent long strings in config options from overflowing when displayed.
Prevent building features in owned rooms.
Explosive liquids can no longer be used to douse flames.
Wands of webbing were not causing hostility.
Fix horns of fear causing panic without checking the panic resistance of the victim.
Remove redundant messages from auto map notes.
Fix sitting on fountains and drinking from non-water fountains.
Fix AI not using equipped zappable items.
Make taming/possessing more powerful creatures scale correctly.
Fix a bug where boots were not correctly considered for kicking effects.
Fix teleport lock from non-equipment sources never timing out.
Assorted minor fixes and balancing.
See v057...v058 for a list of changes since 0.57

aazard on 2020-11-12 00:00

NOTE to my update post, tldr: v0.51 is last "fix" of original game:

v0.52+ (to current v0.58) are "add-ons + more add-ons & patches to them" at 28.7mb zipped, 36.8mb UPX (lzma) compressed

v0.51 is last "fix" of original game the zip is 4.32mb, unzipped & UPX (lzma) compressed its 9.16mb

aazard on 2020-11-12 01:09

sorry for comment spam (no edit function): extended testing report

Versions v0.51 to current really should be seen as a "GOLD LABEL/GOTY" GAME, the base is the same, but its basiclly expansion on expansion, added to the game.

the v0.50 is ITS OWN "classic" TITLE, imho,

It size to, on USB drive UPX (lzma) compressed to: 1.63mb, compared to a whopping 36.8mb in the "continuation" game

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Transcendence v1.8

billon on 8 Nov 2019
  • 100MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by David Gagnon

Transcendence is a "Space Trader" type game with an action-based "Asteroids" interface. The objective of the game is to destroy enemy ships and stations, loot their wrecks, and improve your ship so that you can take on more powerful opponents.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: A small number of settings are written to the Windows registry. Games are saved to the application folder.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Transcendence.exe.
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Emka on 2013-12-15 14:00

v1.1 or even v1.2 is out

Napiophelios on 2017-12-03 08:03

Transcendence is @ v1.7 and still supports XP SP3 :)

thepiney on 2019-02-24 05:47

1.8 Final is out.

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DoomRL v0.9.9.7 Updated

webfork on 12 Nov 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Fluffy

DoomRL is a fast-paced Rogue-like game that's heavily inspired by id Software's Doom. As with many Rogue-like games, graphics are represented with ASCii characters, but DoomRL uniquely incorporates sound as well.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application Folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch doomrl.bat.
What's new? This release is dedicated to NEW content. There are several new special levels paired with the old ones for greater randomness! Visit the Military Base, find Mt. Erebus or feel the dread of Limbo. Along with new special levels, there are new level generators and enhancements to the old ones.

For the pro-players, we have brand-new Dual-Angel and Archangel challenges (with a corresponding hidden Badge level), and Custom challenges for everyone. Be sure to also check out Gunrunner, the new Scout master trait!
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Emka on 2012-07-07 15:11

v0.9.9.6 is available. Since there seem to have been some major additions, I don't know if it is still portable.

aazard on 2020-11-12 00:13

Now hosted on:

Current portable: v0.997 in both HQ & LQ, from author, although LQ/HQ BORH stopped dev @ v0.997:

"Additionally a low quality version is supplied. It is generally deprecated — but if your system doesn’t run MP3 files properly, you want a small portable version or for any other reason, here they are."

ZIP'ed size: HQ = 100mb, LQ = 4.74mb

UnZipped & UPX (lzma) compressed: HQ: 102mb, LQ: 5.67mb

High Quality DRL Windows version Zipped (High Quality)

Low Quality: DRL Windows zip-version (Low Quality)

Source at github:

aazard on 2020-11-12 00:16

In testing both HQ and LQ versions of v0.997 BOTH use TILES AS GRAPHICS BY DEFAULT

AKA: Graphics are NO LONGER represented with ASCii characters

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Stranded II v1.0.0.1 Updated

webfork on 2 Dec 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2008
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Stranded 2 is an open-ended game about exploration and survival. Use just about anything you can find to build tools, shelter, weapons or even rafts. The more you do the more your skills grow, allowing you to do even more things or become more efficient at your current abilities. If you fish for most of your food you'll eventually learn to create special nets to automatically catch fish for you. If you harvest a great deal you'll learn how to plant herb gardens and eventually be able to plant new trees.

The game enables completely random islands or you can even generate your own. Note that there is also a story mode to introduce you to the game (Bonus points for being able to tame a Velociraptor and ride it around while being stoned out of your mind).

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StrandedII.exe.
Latest comments
Psytechnic on 2011-01-26 07:05

My mod is not completed yet as the majority of my time is spent writing my mod viewer (available from the stranded forums) but if you take the time to have a look at the mod viewer, you'll see why.

Again, many off the questions you guys have concerning gameplay are answered on the forums. You get the key for the locked crate when you progress in the adventure.

I know I keep banging on about the forums and I ain't even the creator,, but if it wasn't for the great community, I wouldn't have made my mod viewer.

TenaciousD on 2013-03-22 07:01

Its the best non-horror type survival game ever!

aazard on 2020-12-01 23:27

Stranded 1 (only 9.5mb UPX packed!) & Stranded 2 are byte4byte the best 3d games there are.

Insane what fits inside 10mb with the unreal engine, I see current (dec 2020 )games that are NOT 3D 2x its size

Stranded 3 is in dev (also free)

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