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Vulture for NetHack
Genre: Strategy, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 25, 2013 @ 3:24pm
Feb 3 @ 8:04am

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Launch date confirmed, countdown begins
Vulture for NetHack Community
Release date: Already released on other platforms
Vulture for NetHack in an isometric graphical interface for the roguelike engine: NetHack.

NOTE Regarding pricings - The source code for Vulture will always remain Free and Open Source. Due to restrictions on steamworks and community items not being allowed for free games (without also adding in-game purchases) and not wanting to add in-game purchasing there will be a small price-tag for the Community Edition, about the price of a good cup of coffee. You're more than welcome however to download the source code yourself and build the game for free at any time. Think of this as a small token once off convenience payment to get builds (and all future builds) delivered directly through the steam distribution network.

Besides the Community Edition, there will also be an enhanced "Steam Edition" or "Fanboy Edition" as there is on Desura, with optional extras like achievements and cloud saves and higher quality graphical & sound content that won't come with the community edition.

NetHack is a turn-based stategic single-player Roguelike dungeon crawler who's development started in 1987 and has evolved since then. Vulture is a 2D Isometric graphical interface to the rich world of NetHack.

Multiple Classes, completely different dungeon layout each game, potions, magic, weapons all with differing effects each and every time you play. Large community of players who've been playing NetHack for many many years.

This is NOT your basic hack-and-slash, you'll need to stop, think, and have patience. There will be times when you think there's simply no way you can survive, but learning how all the various pickups work and interact with each other in the game is a lot of the fun. Don't simply assume that the obvious use is the only use ... for anything ... or anyone you might meet.

The amulet of Yendor is with in your reach ....

Popular Discussions View All (4)
Feb 2 @ 7:35am
YASD: Yet Another Stupid Death
Aug 2, 2014 @ 11:21am
building nice
|TBB| ☜Creeps☞
Oct 26, 2013 @ 10:52pm
Difference between this and Falcon's Eye?
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Buddusky Mar 28 @ 5:25pm 
GREAT that its already greenlit which I'd been checking frequently if it ever could make it, now yes finally !! So DarkArts Studios, when steam edition would be possible to buy can you inform me please ?
Θ̵̵̵̤Θ Feb 2 @ 2:39pm 
i bought this game without any consider.will you support other language like chinese?
Feldherren Jan 28 @ 3:02pm 
Wasn't this free, once upon a time?
DarkArts Studios  [author] Jan 23 @ 8:14am 
@Vandal "Vulture for Slash'EM" will follow, so the short answer is yes, the longer answer is since they're effectively different games, they'll arrive on steam as different games.
Vandal delle 3V Jan 23 @ 3:31am 
yo, can this be played with slashem?
GiZM0-80 Jan 22 @ 5:29pm 
Diamond flash from the past! And it's looking good.

This game-a-holic can't wait to get my hands on this game!
zypsilon Jan 22 @ 4:16am 
Thanks for the fast reply, sounds great to me!
DarkArts Studios  [author] Jan 22 @ 4:14am 
@Zypsolin: Vulture has, traditionally, only shipped with it's own tileset. That is set to change however, there's a future update that will come (to all editions) which will allow the use of alternate tile sets. This forms part of the requirements for the High Quality DLC addon coming later this year and you're not the only person to ask for "more traditional" tile sets so this is being kept in mind - however, unfortunately, due to time constraints - not for first launch on Steam.
zypsilon Jan 21 @ 11:40pm 
I'm very happy to see that the release is imminent. Question: will the original tiles be included as well? I prefer those instead. Also, looking forward to steam achievements!
Leafy Greens Jan 19 @ 3:26pm 
Yeah, I figured that only the Steam version would have a Bones server. Definitely going to buy this when it's ready!