A game where you stride around a cellar!
Cellar Strider runs on pure Python, using the
curses module for drawing,
which is a wrapper for
ncurses. This should come with Python. The sole
external dependency is
PyYAML, used for loading map files. You can
install it automatically by running:
pip install PyYAML
...which may require
To play, simply run
main.py. It will ask you to select a game, or "map pack".
Choose the tutorial to start with, so you can get a feeling for the controls,
but definitely check out the main game once you've finished it -- that's where
the action's at!
The game is completely keyboard-based. Use
WASD to navigate the player.
Return) is used to progress through most dialogs and messages.
i to open your inventory, select an item with
S, then close
the inventory with
Enter. To use the item, press
Space while in the game.
For swords and keys, remember to be right next to the object when using it. For
swords, a good technique is to move towards the enemy, press
Space, and then
immediate move away so they cannot retaliate.
A sample of the map format can be viewed in
(much) more complex example is