Rimworld Fan Fiction

Hurra – A Permadeath Colony This is a story telling of my playthrough of RimWorld. I am playing with the “Cassandra Classic” storyteller on “Some Challenge” difficulty setting. It’s also set to Permadeath mode and is unmodded. I have tried to be as accurate as possible in my writing and illustrations right down to equipment […]


Nethack – A Traditional Roguelike Game

Remember: “The Devs Think of Everything” Nethack is a modern roguelike dungeon crawling game, and perhaps the one most exemplary of the entire genre. It utilizes top-down ASCII or tile perspective, procedural dungeon generation with certain special, static levels, unparalleled complexity, turn-based hack and slash play, and high difficulty. While Nethack is considered a modern […]


Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead (CDDA) – A Free Post Apocalyptic Zombie RPG Game

Step Into the Zombie Apocalypse Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, or CDDA, is a modern roguelike undergoing rapid development. It currently features top-down ASCII or tile perspective and a rich GUI. Like most roguelikes, it uses keyboard-only input (touch on the Android, obviously) with many commands, and simulates more real-life information than any other roguelike currently in […]


Cogmind – A Sci-Fi Action Roguelike

Awakened in Steam’s Early Access I freeze as movement is detected ahead. Remaining close to nearby walls, I identify doorways in close proximity that will allow for quick escape should a threat present itself. In position, I allow time to pass, my targeting subroutines making micro-adjustments to muzzle position and weapon balance to ensure greater […]

The Original Rogue – Information and How to Play Online

TL:DR and Where to Play the Original Rogue Online Rogue is the game that defined the genre named after it, and it is the root from which the entire library of roguelikes and roguelites grows. Though many creative classics have not aged well, and it can be difficult to enjoy genre forerunners (for instance, try […]


Pickrag – A Dwarf Fortress Story

Pushing Back Against the Goblin Menace This tale takes place in the Land of Legends, on the continents of Leading, that this tale takes place. Goblins have conquered the lower portion of the continent and swept north east, surrounding the necromancer tower in the center of our world. It’s there they wait to spread. The […]


A Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead (CDDA) Let’s Play – Norbert the Cannibal

Written by Sionava Norbert adjusted his glasses as he peeked out the window at the zombies. This place was only barely outside the south side of town, and probably wouldn’t stay safe for much longer. “Gotta move out of here,” he muttered, but the only other person who’d made it to the shelter, some guy […]


Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead (CDDA) Game Download

Install CDDA on Mac, Windows, or Linux We are frequently asked where to download Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, one of our most featured and beloved roguelikes. It can be a bit difficult to figure out because so many versions are available and the game is updated almost daily. Depending on your system, it can be done […]


Moose and More: RIP, Unicycle Man

A Tale of Despondency in CDDA   Editor’s note: This is a particularly ridiculous example of the sorts of craziness only available from games with random generation, as told by the player. RIP, Unicycle Man – you will be missed. The Beginning So I picked the “bottom of a mine” scenario which I’ve had decent […]


Field Observations on Dwarven Civilization – Initial Research

Report by: GRU SpyCrab Editor’s note: We found this brief, human observation on Dwarven society left by a fellow Urist on Reddit. Initial research looks accurate, albeit dark. More science needs to be conducted before final conclusions can reliably be drawn. *Begin Transcript* This is my first attempt to analyse the structure of a typical player-run […]