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Spectral Dungeons is a roguelike for the ZX Spectrum, made with Boriel’s ZXBasic compiler. It’s a minimalist coffeebreak game; I can finish it in about 40 minutes if I counted correctly.

You can play the game online courtesy of the JSSpeccy emulator. However, I recommend downloading it.


Source code is available under the MIT License.


This is a survival game! Killing monsters gives you no benefit. It's best to avoid them unless fighting is the only way to reach the stairs. Even then, remember that monsters fear light: light a torch or what have you and they'll either become confused and attack less, or even run away entirely. Good luck!

Known problems


From dexovo.cz, 2013.

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