Allure: Near-future roguelike game in early development

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This is an alpha release of Allure of the Stars, a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game. See the wiki for design notes and contribute.

Please see the changelog file for recent improvements and the issue tracker for short-term plans. Long term goals are high replayability and auto-balancing through procedural content generation and persistent content modification based on player behaviour.

The game is written using the LambdaHack roguelike game engine available at

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Dependencies array (>= && <1), assert-failure (>=0.1 && <1), async (==2.*), base (==4.*), binary (>=0.7 && <1), bytestring (>=0.9.2 && <1), containers (>=0.5 && <1), deepseq (>=1.3 && <2), directory (>= && <2), enummapset-th (>= && <1), filepath (>= && <2), ghc-prim (>=0.2), hashable (>= && <2), hsini (>=0.2 && <2), keys (==3.*), LambdaHack (>=0.2.14 && <=0.2.15), miniutter (>=0.4.1 && <2), mtl (>=2.0.1 && <3), old-time (>= && <2), pretty-show (>=1.6 && <2), random (>=1.0.1 && <2), stm (>=2.4 && <3), template-haskell (>=2.6 && <3), text (>= && <2), transformers (>=0.3 && <1), unordered-containers (>=0.2.3 && <1), vector (>=0.10 && <1), vector-binary-instances (>=0.2 && <1), zlib (>= && <1) [details]
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Author Andres Loeh, Mikolaj Konarski and others
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This is an alpha release of [Allure of the Stars] 8, a near-future Sci-Fi [roguelike] 2 and tactical squad game. Have a look at or jump straight into the fray.

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Long-term goals of the project are high replayability and auto-balancing through procedural content generation and persistent content modification based on player behaviour. The game is written in [Haskell] 1 using the [LambdaHack] 5 roguelike game engine.

Compilation and installation

The game is best compiled and installed via Cabal (already a part of your OS distribution, or available within [The Haskell Platform] 7), which also takes care of all the dependencies. The latest official version of the game can be downloaded automatically by Cabal from [Hackage] 4 as follows

cabal install Allure

For a newer version, install a matching LambdaHack library snapshot from a development branch, download the game source from [github] 3 and run cabal install from the main directory.

Compatibility notes

The current code was tested with GHC 7.6 and 7.8, but should also work with other GHC versions.

If you are using the terminal frontends, numerical keypad may not work correctly depending on versions of the libraries, terminfo and terminal emulators. The curses frontend is not fully supported due to the limitations of the curses library. With the vty frontend run in an xterm, CTRL-keypad keys for running seem to work OK, but on rxvt they do not. Laptop (uk8o79jl) and Vi keys (hjklyubn, if enabled in config.ui.ini) should work everywhere regardless. GTK works fine, too.

Testing and debugging

The Makefile contains many sample test commands. All commands that use the screensaver game modes (AI vs. AI) and the dumb stdout frontend are gathered in make test. Of these, travis runs test-travis-* on each push to the repo. Test commands with prefix frontend start AI vs. AI games with the standard, user-friendly frontend.

Run Allure --help to see a brief description of all debug options. Of these, --sniffIn and --sniffOut are very useful (though verbose and initially cryptic), for monitoring the traffic between clients and the server. Some options in the config file may prove useful too, though they mostly overlap with commandline options (and will be totally merged at some point).

Further information

For more information, visit the [wiki] 6 and see, CREDITS and LICENSE.

Have fun!

Copyright (c) 2008--2011 Andres Loeh, 2010--2014 Mikolaj Konarski

Allure of the Stars is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program in file LICENSE. If not, see