Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
June 17, 2019
arrowPress Releases








If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


NetHack gets first major update in over a decade

 NetHack  gets first major update in over a decade
December 8, 2015 | By Chris Kerr




The NetHack team have announced the release of seminal freeware Rogue-like NetHack 3.6, the game's first major update in over a decade. 

3.6 will be a "combination of the old and the new" for the ASCII-based game, and unlike previous updates, which simply focused on general fixes and tweaks, will implement a number of more meaningful changes.

"This release consists of a series of foundational changes in the team, underlying infrastructure and changes to the approach to game development," explained the NetHack team. 

"Those of you expecting a huge raft of new features will probably be disappointed. Although we have included a number of new features, the focus of this release was to get the foundation established so that we can build on it going forward."

The update to the title, whose procedural gameplay helped birth a number of more recent games like Dwarf Fortress,  will also include a tribute to late author Terry Pratchett, who was fan of the game and whose Discworld novels inspired the creation of NetHack's own Tourist class. 

You can find a complete list of all the changes coming in 3.6 right here.

 



Related Jobs

Gear Inc.
Gear Inc. — Hanoi, Vietnam
[06.15.19]

Technical Director
Legends of Learning
Legends of Learning — Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
[06.14.19]

Senior Unity Engineer - $140k - Remote OK
Wargaming.net
Wargaming.net — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[06.14.19]

Server Engineer
Wargaming.net
Wargaming.net — Bellevue , Washington, United States
[06.14.19]

UI Engineer









Loading Comments

loader image