Vicious Orcs

Vicious Orcs is a Seven Day Roguelike written by Jeff Lait.

You can get the most recent version here.

This provides a Windows executable versions and a Linux executable version along with the source for those brave enough to try and build it from scratch.


Your remote mountain village is snowed in awaiting the pass to clear when an earthquake strikes, revealing a new cave complex. It so happens that tales in the village have told of such a cave complex many generations ago. That time vicious orcs stormed out and attacked the defenseless villagers. This time, you are here.

Since the rest of the villagers are too fearful or too doubtful to make a foray into the caverns, it is up to you to explore their depths and rid the village of this threat.

Vicious Orcs is a game in the Angband style. Except much shorter. Much like Quickband quickened.

The features of Vicious Orcs are:

If Angband style roguelikes do not appeal to you, and you'd rather something from the Nethack family, I can't help but recommend POWDER.

Have fun!

Screen Shots

Collect gold!

Cast fireballs to destroy your foes!

Throw potions to attack your foes! Create town portals to reduce walking.

Version History

A 7DRL is supposed to be completely done at the end of the seven days. However, this should not mean one does not make small fixes.

April 8th, 2011

Version 001 provides a few bug fixes and interface improvements:

March 11th, 2011

The original 7DRL version can be found here.

SDL Conformance Notice

Vicious Orcs is shipped with the SDL and SDL_Mixer .dll. You may replace this .dll with the latest version. The official license is:
Licensing the Simple DirectMedia Layer library

The Simple DirectMedia Layer library is currently available under the
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2 or newer. This
license allows you to link with the library in such a way that users
can modify the library and have your application use the new version. 

The GNU LGPL license can be found online at: 

To comply with this license, you must give prominent notice that you
use the Simple DirectMedia Layer library, and that it is included
under the terms of the LGPL license. You must include a copy of the
LGPL license. You must also do one of the following: 

1. Include the source code for the version of SDL that you link with,
as well as the full source or object code to your application so that
the user can relink your application, or 

2. Include a written offer, valid for at least three years, to provide
the materials listed in option 1, charging no more than the cost of
providing this distribution, or 

3. Make the materials listed in option 1 available from the same place
that your application is available. 

The most common way to comply with the license is to dynamically link
with SDL, and then include the SDL source code and appropriate notices
with your application. 

Embedded Use: Personally, I don't have a problem with anybody
statically linking SDL for use with embedded environments that don't
already have an open development environment. (i.e. the users can't
relink programs anyway) However, this does technically violate the
LGPL, so be cautioned. 

I have made available a tarball of the SDL code here. It is recommended you get the most recent version from, however.