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Allure of the Stars

This is an alpha release of Allure of the Stars, a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game. 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 in Haskell using the LambdaHack roguelike game engine.

Compilation and installation

The game is best compiled and installed via Cabal, which also takes care of all dependencies. The latest official version of the game can be downloaded automatically by Cabal from Hackage 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 and run 'cabal install' from the main directory.

Compatibility notes

The current code was tested with GHC 7.2.2 and several pre-release versions of GHC 7.4. A few tweaks are needed to compile with 7.0 and some more are needed for 6.12.

If you are using the curses or vty frontends, numerical keypad may not work correctly depending on the versions of curses, terminfo and terminal emulators. Selecting heroes via number keys or SHIFT-keypad keys is disabled with curses, because CTRL-keypad for running does not work there, so the numbers produced by the keypad have to be used. With vty on xterm, CTRL-direction keys seem to work OK, but on rxvt they do not. Vi keys (ykuhlbjn) should work everywhere regardless. Gtk works fine, too.

Further information

For more information, visit the wiki and see the files, CREDITS and LICENSE.

Have fun!


Copyright (c) 2008--2011 Andres Loeh, 2010--2012 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

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