Happy New Year 2020!!

By K2 on January 1st, 2020 at 11:56 pm EST

Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a nice end to the year and the decade.

A lot happened with NetHack in just the last month – two official releases in as many days in December 2019 (versions 3.6.3 and 3.6.4), and a development version of NetHack 3.7.0 was also made public during the same time. We’ve retired 363-hdf and are hosting 370-hdf as of a couple weeks ago. You can read all about it from this reddit post.

A handful of variants have also seen new version updates within the last several days (EvilHack, SpliceHack, notdNetHack), and a couple more are on the way so stay tuned. Happy new year!

The November NetHack Tournament for 2019 is over

By K2 on December 1st, 2019 at 8:05 pm EST

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Just a bit more than 24 hours ago, The November NetHack Tournament for 2019 came to a close. Last years debut was a lot of fun, but this year was even better I think. The tournament was well received, a lot more people played this year, and we witnessed some amazing games and conducts achieved. A bit more in-depth review of the tournament can be found here, and an online survey can be filled out here.

Thanks to everyone who played, we hope you had a great time playing. And a special thanks to the friends I get to work with in making this tournament possible. Looking forward to TNNT 2020.

The November NetHack Tournament has started!

By K2 on November 2nd, 2019 at 4:38 pm EST

So TNNT 2019 has kicked off, and we’re almost done with day two as of this post. I get to wait until now to make this post because I lost power and internet to the house for almost 24 hours just a few hours after the tournament started. Of course :-) We’re all good now. Have fun everyone and good luck! Be sure to pop into #tnnt on freenode.net IRC if you have any issues, want to see real time livelogging of game events, or just to chat with other players. See ya there.

Happy 19th birthday Hardfought

By K2 on October 22nd, 2019 at 10:16 am EST

Well damn… made it to 19 years. Awesome :-) Happy 19th birthday Hardfought! It’ll be 20 years before we know it. Just crazy.

Other news – The November NetHack Tournament for 2019 is good to go and will kick off November 1st at midnight UTC. Be sure to visit the ‘Tournaments’ link under the NetHack menu for access to the TNNT page. New trophies and achievements this year, as well as some new custom content. Better scoring methods, less ‘scummable’ trophies, team limits, bug fixes, and so on. Public beta is currently open, so feel free to try out the new code, and please report any bugs you may find (we’ve found and fixed a few already).

Before I forget, and I should have posted about this a long time ago – JunetHack 2019 finished with player ‘Luxidream’ basically winning everything. Something like 40% of all ascensions were by him. Just… wow. Good going Luxidream!

Alright, that’s it for now. Will post again soon announcing the TNNT kick-off.

Junethack 2019 has begun

By K2 on June 1st, 2019 at 10:51 am EST

The annual Junethack NetHack variant tournament has begun! The tournament officially kicked off about 14 hours ago as of this posting. All variants save one (DNH Slex) can be played here to count towards players/clan scoring. The tournament will end at midnight (UTC) July 1st.

Decent number of clans have signed up, and at last count it looks like 162 players have joined the tournament. Hoping for another good year of close competition between the teams. Good luck all and have fun!