You are an archaeologist trapped in an underground crypt with a limited supply of air. You must survive long enough to reach the crypt’s exit. Be too rash and the arachnids will nibble you to death. Be too wary
and your air supply will run out. Luckily, the ancients have left behind med packs and air cans in the crypt.
Use them wisely!
Roguelikes are a type of game that incorporate a couple of different aspects that were popularized by a game game written in 1980 called ‘rogue.’ Fans of roguelike games will differ on what is necessary for a game to be a roguelike, and games that call themselves roguelike are likewise varied. Crypt Rover started as a 7 day roguelike challenge (7drl). The version presented here was written by its author in only 7 days and features random dungeon generation, turn based combat, field of view, as well as the traditional ‘@’ for a protagonist. Since the version presented here the author has made many modifications to the game. While this version remains useful for instruction purposes you can find the latest version of Crypt Rover at http://code.google.com/p/cryptrover/
Make sure you have numlock on when you play. You move by pressing the number keys and when you see the exit from the level (<) press the ‘<’ or comma key to go to the next level. To attack a spider you simply need to walk into them. Escape all 12 levels of the dungeon to win!
Crypt Rover is written by Ido Yehieli.