Dose Response is an open-world roguelike where you play an addict. Avoid the dangers threatening your mind and body while desperately looking for the next fix.
Building The Code
Have a look at the
DEVELOPER-NOTES.md file in this repo or:
How To Play
You control the
@ character on the screen. You can move in the four
cardinal directions (up, down, left and right) and four diagonal
directions (north-east, south-east, north-west, south-west).
For in-game help click on the
Help button or press
? while playing.
% represents food that you can pick up and use later.
Stepping into food will pick it up automatically.
i is a dose and the player consumes it when stepping on it. It
destroys nearby monsters and expands your field of view.
When coming off a dose high, you'll enter into a withdrawal state. In this state exhaustion starts increasing, too much exhaustion and you lose.
You can eat food (or find another dose) to stave off the effects of withdrawal.
When you have an item you can use it will appear in your inventory in the sidebar next to a numeric key. You use it by pressing the corresponding key.
- At the beginning, you can overdose very easily
- Doses differ in purity, sometimes you come across a weak one and other times it's the bomb
- You build up tolerance so you'll eventually have to consume more and more doses or move onto the stronger stuff
- It is possible to win the game
The game is controlled by keyboard. There are three keyboard schemes you can use:
The Numpad is the simplest control scheme to understand, each key corresponds to its 8-way movement counterpart.
6 keys to move up, down, left or right.
To move diagonally, use
3 to move north-west,
north-east, south-west and south-east.
If you have a laptop or a keyboard without a numpad the following keyboard schemes are available.
Arrows keys +
right keys to move
in those directions.
To move diagonally, pressing
right means "north"
shift means "south".
So to move north-east you hold
control and press
right. To go
south-west you hold
shift and press
l to move up, down, left or right.
To move diagonally, press
n to move north-west,
south-west, north-east and south-west.
Copyright (C) 2013-2018 Tomas Sedovic
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU 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 General Public License for more details.
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