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Information for Developers
ASCII art + permadeath: The history of roguelike games
Roguelike Celebration: Accessibility - Alexei Pepers
NetHack in 12 Amazing Terminal Based Games for Linux Enthusiasts
NetHack mentioned in a history of ASCII Art
Computerized Dungeons and Randomly Generated Worlds: From Rogue to Minecraft Published in Proceedings of the IEEE ( Volume: 105, Issue: 5, May 2017 )
NetHack Mr. Wendel on Games
NetHack: THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME?† on Linux Voice
NetHack in Time's list of All-TIME 100 Video Games
NetHack in IGN's "Fifteen Really, Really, Really Hard Games"
NetHack in Gamasutra's "Game Design Essentials: 20 RPGs"
NetHack shows up in The DM Of The Rings
NetHack meets EverQuest II†. (At least on April Fool's Day.)
NetHack† (a song parody), by Rob Balder
The Beeb discovers NetHack - the Computer Game
Top 11 Signs You've Got an Old Computer†
Play NetHack†, a theme song for NetHack.
Our pet dog is one of the Top Ten Videogame Sidekicks†. Congratulations!
Dudley's dungeon, a web comic
BBspot† on NetHack: New ATI Card Pushes Limits in ASCII Gaming†
The USENET Oracle contemplates encountering a woodchuck
The USENET Oracle contemplates the amulet
The USENET Oracle contemplates stairs
The USENET Oracle contemplates sacrifice
The USENET Oracle contemplates coping with loss
The USENET Oracle contemplates NetHack in Denver
The USENET Oracle contemplates the greatness of NetHack
NetHack in the comics at User Friendly:
Ten bucks buys you an awful lot of dungeon-hacking -- it sure ain't NetHack but it ain't bad.
Nethack is one of my all-time favorite games, one I've been playing since 1200 baud was smokin' fast.
-- Actor Wil Wheaton, http://www.wilwheaton.net
In short, NetHack 3.1.3 is the most elaborate role-playing environment you are ever likely to explore. This is a place to return again and again, each time for a different experience. You're really going to have to play it for a year or two and see for yourself.
-- "Fatal Distractions" by David Gerrold
Thank you for the latest release of gradewrecker. My GPA just went in the corner and shot itself.
-- USENET posting, author unknown
|25 Jan 2021||Updated NetHackW.exe released to fix an issue causing delays updating the cursor position when using farlook.|
|08 Mar 2020||Nethack 3.6.6 released
|27 Jan 2020||Nethack 3.6.5 released|
|21 Dec 2019||Updated Windows binaries released due to crash on launch if tiles_fit_to_screen is used.|
|18 Dec 2019||Nethack 3.6.4 released|
|05 Dec 2019||3.7 development source is now available.|
|05 Dec 2019||Nethack 3.6.3 released|
|20 Nov 2019||A BETA binary for NetHack 3.6.3 is available on the Microsoft Store|
|17 Nov 2019||Nethack BETA 3.6.3 BETA made available|
|07 May 2019||Nethack 3.6.2 released|
|29 Oct 2019||Pre-release binary for NetHack 3.6.3 is available on the Microsoft Store|
|22 Dec 2018||NetHack 3.6.1 MacOS X Official Binary released.|
|27 Apr 2018||Nethack 3.6.1 released|
|27 Apr 2018||Future Deprecation Warnings|
|26 Apr 2018||C360-25 record file corruption repair program available.|
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