Junethack 2018 – the 8th NetHack Cross-Variant Summer Tournament

The eigth installment of the annual NetHack Cross-Variant Summer Tournament called Junethack will start on Friday at midnight UTC and will be running until June 30 midnight UTC.

This tournament is trying to appeal not only to the hardcore serial ascenders but also 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 and encouraging people to try and play NetHack forks.

This year, we have the most variants to play ever. 13 different variants of NetHack make the cross-variant achievements harder to get than in any years before. So we have decided to adjust the cross-variant achievements but with keeping the tradition of making changes at the very last minute, the changes to the cross-variant achievements haven’t been done yet and will be finalized after the start of the tournament.

NetHack 1.3d, the first ever version of NetHack is again part of the tournament thanks to the variant happy people of hardfought.org which are also to thank for again having a public server in Australia.

xNetHack and SpliceHack are new variants that are featured for the first time in the tournament, both available for play on the hardfought.org public servers.

UnNetHack has a lot of new achievements. Essentially killing any unique monster will earn an achievement and killing every unique of certain classes (e.g. riders or quest leaders) will earn you an additional achievement.

The clan trophy for log(points) has been dropped, as it was too easily abused. A replacement is planned but not yet finished.

You can get in contact with the organizers of Junethack here, on reddit, on rec.games.roguelike.nethack, and in 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.

Register at the tournament homepage and start venturing into the Dungeons of Doom!

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~ by bhaak on 31. May 2018.

One Response to “Junethack 2018 – the 8th NetHack Cross-Variant Summer Tournament”

  1. […] Looking forward to playing and seeing what kind of competition this years’ Junethack brings. There’s already over 100 players registered and about a dozen clans formed as of this post. Should be fun 😉 And this just in – bhaak (the organizer of Junethack) made this post here detailing this years’ tournament – https://unnethack.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/junethack-2018-the-8th-nethack-cross-variant-summer-tourn… […]

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