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Adj: Of a computer game sharing certain characteristics similar to the original game Rogue. Especially involving a single character in a large dungeon/tower, with a key focus on inventory management and stat-building. Generally free and open-source, with primarily ASCII graphics.

Notables: Angband, Moria, Nethack, ADOM, Omega.

PQ (Progress Quest) is a parody roguelike.
Angband is the best roguelike!
by Zhou Fang August 17, 2003