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rpg-cli turns your filesystem into a 'JRPG-inspired' terminal game

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If you've used the Linux command-line before you've likely done plenty of CD commands to change directory - but what if that was an RPG? Not that you asked but rpg-cli answered.

A pretty amusing idea really, giving you a little RPG experience in your terminal that uses your file system as the environment. So you move into a directory and something will happen. Actually, it's quite an ingenious idea that I've fallen a tiny bit in love with and hope to see it expanded a lot.


  • Automatic turn-based combat.
  • 15+ enemy classes.
  • Character stats and leveling system.
  • Basic item and equipment support.
  • Permadeath with item recovering.
  • Run and bribe to escape battles.

Check it out free and open source on GitHub.

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Seegras May 28, 2021
Yeah, of course there is Slime is the Music directory.
flesk May 28, 2021
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Looks interesting, and it reminds me of AdventureOS, which was covered in The Funding Crowd #15, but unfortunately never was released for Linux.
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