A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

A silly wizard has opened a portal to the Nethervoid in his basement. You must clean it out.

Rogue Basement is a very simple roguelike. Its distinguishing features are:

* There is only one level, but there is still progression

* An experienced player can win in less than 10 minutes, but it still has a discovery process for new players

* A pretty decent soundtrack that changes with the environment

A full experience with the game will probably take between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on much of a completionist you are.

If you have trouble launching the game, please email me!

Ludum Dare game page

Original soundtrack (free!)

Development progression screen shots

Online manual

Source code

Dev log YouTube playlist


Gameplay notes for compo build:

You can melee monsters by walking into them. I somehow forgot to mention this in the manual.

Due to an amusing bug, the map renders 4 times. If you think the exit is inaccessible, you're probably just looking at a mirage.

POST-compo build differences:

  • Field of view (FOV)! This makes the game a lot more fun.
  • Log messages are much less confusing.
  • Rocks can no longer be thrown into walls.
  • Monsters no longer pick up gold. It's all for you!


PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Apr 24, 2017
GenreRole Playing
Tagsascii, Ludum Dare 38, Roguelike
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksLudum Dare, Source code, Soundtrack


Rogue Basement - Windows (compo).zip 33 MB
Rogue Basement - Mac (POST compo).zip 78 MB

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