Wednesday, July 6

Play NetHack and Slash'EM in Isometric Graphical Interface Using 'Vulture'


Fans of Nethack, UnNetHack and Slash'Em can play these games in isometric graphical interface on Linux, thanks to open source project Vulture

Nethack dates back to 1987 and Slash'Em (NetHack variant) was released in 2006 but these rougelike games have huge fan following and have inspired many games. Though not everyone likes to play these games because of their complex gameplay, roguelike games have one of the biggest gaming communities all around the world. These games are constantly being ported to gaming handhelds and mobile devices because of their demand (NetHack is available on Android, iOS, Maemo, NDS, PSP and many more)

About Vulture

Previously known as Vulture's Eye and Vulture's Claw, 'Vulture' in an isometric graphical interface for NetHack, Slash'EM and UnNetHack. Developed by Dark Art Studios, Vulture provides a mouse-driven interface that enhances the visuals, audio and accessibility of the game, yet retains all the original gameplay and game features. The latest version of Vulture was released in April.

About Nethack

NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine and ASCII art. Unlike many other Dungeons & Dragons inspired games, the emphasis in NetHack is on discovering the detail of the dungeon and not simply killing everything in sight - in fact, killing everything in sight is a good way to die quickly. 

Each game presents a different landscape - the random number generator provides an essentially unlimited number of variations of the dungeon. From a number of character classes, you can pick your race, your role, and your gender.

Check out the videos below. First one shows original NetHack gameplay and the second one shows NetHack on Vulture.




Download Instructions for Debian/Ubuntu
  • Download and install Game Data package from here
  • Download and install deb packages for NetHack or Slash'Em or UnNetHack from here
  • Run the game from application menu
  • Source is available from here if you want to compile
Youtube videos by FlamingRuby and quill18

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