Get the game to see all 11 lands and get the fabulous Orbs of Yendor!
You are a lone outsider in a
strange, non-Euclidean world
You can move with the numpad, vi keys (hjklyubn), or mouse.
You can also skip turns by pressing ".".
As a Rogue, your goal is to collect as many treasures as possible. However, collecting treasures attracts dangerous monsters
(on the other hand, killing the monsters allows more treasures to be generated).
You can kill most monsters by moving into them. Similarly, if the monster was next to you at the end of your
turn, it would kill you. The game protects you from getting yourself killed accidentally by ignoring moves which
lead to instant death (similar to the check rule from Chess).
Ultimately, you will probably run into a situation where monsters surround you. That means that your adventure
is over, and you will have to teleport back to the Euclidean world to survive by pressing Escape (quit).
Collecting enough treasure also allows you to find rare magical orbs, which grant you one-time or time-limited
The world is a combination of eleven types of lands. Each land type has specific style (monsters, treasure,
magical orbs, terrain features). Collecting treasures only attracts more monsters in lands of the same type,
so you can try to collect lots of treasure in several different lands!
Some of these lands are available from the beginning, others can be found only if you have proven yourself
(press ESC to know what you should do to access more lands). Ultimately, you will be able to access Hell,
and look for the fabulous Orbs of Yendor
which are hidden there. Get at least one of them to prove that you are
a true winner! Only the best players will be able to face the challenges of Hell, but both the monsters and the
challenges associated with the Orbs of Yendor are different than in the rest of the game, so it should be worth it.
You can see tooltips by placing the mouse over stuff. You can also right click to get more information
about game objects.
[desktop only] Press v
to configure the game. You can also rotate the world by pressing arrow keys
(not numpad). You can center on the PC by pressing Home
Your scores and other stats about your games are recorded to file
(in Linux, ~/.hyperrogue.log
). You can save your configation to file
(in Linux, ~/.hyperrogue.ini
The surface the game is played on is called a hyperbolic plane. It seems there is just a very
small amount of games and other works of art which use hyperbolic geometry (the most well
known are some works of M.C.Escher).
The game dynamically generates new parts of the world as you move. Due to nature of the
hyperbolic plane, the chances that you get back to a place where you have been before
are very low (unless you go back exactly the same way). See more information about the geometry
used on the blog
You can aim for the Orb of Yendor, or you can simply aim for as high score as possible.
The Steam version has
for high score, fastest victory (get Orb of Yendor),
and fastest treasure collection (10 Hyperstones, which are only possible to find if you
have 10 of each other treasure), both in real time and game turns. It also has
leaderboards for each particular treasure type.
My best so far is $176 but it should be beatable (I mean, this is just the score
I got while testing the Steam version and thus has been recorded).