I’ve never written a Rogue-like before. Well, I’ve never finished writing a Rogue-like before. This year for 7drl, I decided to change that. Allow me to introduce FlappyRL (or download here: FlappyRL). This was done in around 36 hours start to finish, minus sleeping and working.
As in the wildly popular mobile game of a similar name, our hero is a bird subject to the whims of gravity and an onslaught of green pipes. The bird may flap (by pressing up or ‘F’) or advance without flapping (by pressing right or ‘A’). In addition, the bird must wing its way through gaps between pipes. For each pipe the bird skirts, it scores a point. Hitting the ground, slamming into a pipe, or flying away into the upper sky are all fast ways to die.
How high can you get your score?