Junethack 2012 – the 2nd NetHack Cross-Variant Summer Tournament

The second installment of the annual NetHack Cross-Variant Summer Tournament called Junethack has started on Thursday June 1st 2012 at midnight UTC and will be running until the end of June.

Besides having fun, we want to encourage people playing NetHack forks in this tournament.

This tournament is trying to also appeal to players that get constantly mangled and beaten to death in unrealistic brutal situations by this sadistic game (that means probably you) by offering various non-winning achievements.

You can register at any point during the tournament so there is no hurry and you can play your games on any of the tracked public servers. You need to link your account from the tournament web page to make your games trackable on a server. The process is described on your user page after you login to the Junethack site.

The games confirmed for this tournament are:

There are no formal prizes for getting a lot of trophies but you will be allowed to brag as much as you like.

Our points of contact are rec.games.roguelike.nethack and the #junethack IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.

If you want to help out in the development of the tournament, you can check out our code from GitHub.

Also, please join our IRC channel so that we can coordinate our efforts.

Compared to last year’s tournament, which was held in July and August 2011, the following things changed:

  • Most of the streak trophies have been removed.
  • New games: GruntHack and NetHack4
  • New clan trophy: most trophy combinations
  • The tournament is in June (and will be in the future)
  • The tournament web site look has been slightly updated and bugs have been fixed

Happy hacking!

~ by bhaak on 1. June 2012.

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