Rogue (also known as Rogue: Exploring the Dungeons of Doom) is a dungeon crawling video game by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman and later contributions by Ken Arnold. Rogue was originally developed around 1980 for Unix-based mainframe systems as a freely-distributed executable (public domain software). It was later included in the official Berkeley Software Distribution 4.2 operating system (4.2BSD). Commercial ports of the game for a range of personal computers were made by Toy, Wichman, and Jon Lane under the company A.I. Design and financially supported by the Epyx software publishers. Additional ports to modern systems have been made since by other parties using the game’s now-open source code.
We might have the game available for more than one platform. Rogue is currently available on these platforms:
Text instructions (how to play on Windows)
- Download the DOS emulator, DOSBox, and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
- Download the “Rogue_DOS.zip” file from the link above. Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
- Open the downloaded .zip file and extract the “Rogue_DOS” folder to your desktop. You will need to use a software such as WinRAR to do this.
- Open the extracted “Rogue_DOS” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
- Drag the file called “ROGUE.EXE” on top of the DOSBox icon and the game should now launch in DOSBox.
- Enjoy the game!