roguelike

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English[edit]

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NetHack, a roguelike

Etymology[edit]

Rogue +‎ -like, after the 1980 computer game Rogue, which introduced the genre.

Noun[edit]

roguelike (plural roguelikes)

  1. (video games) Any of a genre of computer role playing games loosely characterized by various characteristics such as randomised environment generation, permadeath, turn-based movement, text-based or primitive tile-based graphics and hack-and-slash gameplay[1].

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