It was a close call — I’m writing this post a minute after my deadline, and items went in about an hour ago. The checkmate gimmick works and is a lot of fun. I hope to flesh it out more in the coming weeks, but for now it’s playable and there’s a victory condition. What more can you ask? Head to the right, find the king (the K) and kill him. Easy enough. Press Q to quit.
As long as you’re wearing the orb of the Turk, you can’t die a stupid death — every move you can make has to kill you. If you take it off, you’re playing a traditional roguelike. The ring of vulnerability will save you from losing any hitpoints, because every hit you take will kill you, which is forbidden by the orb. Along the way you’ll find potions of healing and scrolls of teleport, opium sots, drunkards, hounds, and the royal couple themselves, out for a stroll in the woods. Apparently they’re bad guys. Probably tyrants, or something. Kill them.
Download rook.tar.gz. It includes a linux 32-bit executable and everything you need to build your own 32-bit executable for linux. For Windows, get rook-7drl.zip. For the bugfix version or the post-7DRL version, see the Rook Post-7drl Release.