A celebration of roguelike games

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The Roguelike Celebration is a community-generated weekend of talks, games, and conversations about roguelikes and related topics, including procedural generation and game design. It's for fans, players, developers, scholars, and everyone else!

Join us virtually on August 30, 2020 and October 3-4, 2020

Roguelike games have been part of gaming culture for over 30 years and they have a deep and special place in our hearts. Over the last five years hundreds of roguelike fans got together to celebrate these games and their rich history and now we're ready to do it again - this time virtually! We loved getting together and celebrating - so this year we're holding a two day conference to get as many roguelike fans as we can into one virtual place.

To make things feel particularly rogue-y, we’re hosting this year’s conference in our own custom game chat space. For the first time ever, all you’ll need to attend Roguelike Celebration is a web browser!

We will have a special preview event on August 30 2020 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific Time. This will be an opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and explore our exciting custom-built multiplayer game/chat space!

This year's celebration will be a virtual event on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2020, in the same custom-built multiplayer game/chat space.

Besides the streamed talks, we'll have a number of interactive performances, a game showcase for people to play and share their favorite games, time for 'unconferences' for smaller presentations and workshops, and a bunch of fun creative content crafted just for the conference!

We’re also working to expand our celebration beyond just live talks and performances. If you're interested in participating in our Vendor Bazaar, Games Showcase, Campfire Stories, Roguelike Cookbook, and Monster Manual, see the 2020 event page for these special CFPs!

If you’re an artist, game dev, or otherwise make something that could end up as part of our conference, drop us a line at contact at roguelike.club.

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Google Open Source
Google Open Source provided funds for catered meals during the 2019 conference.

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GitHub donated use of their office event space from 2017-2019, including recording video and audio for the talks.

Freehold Games        Improbable

Dwarf Fortress        Adventure Pro

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Noisebridge is a hackerspace for technical-creative projects, doocratically run by its members. It is a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. We're grateful they serve as our fiscal sponsor.

Is your organization interested in sponsoring Roguelike Celebration? Check out our sponsorship page!


Roguelike games have been part of gaming culture for over 30 years! They have a deep and special place in our hearts. There are so many fans across age groups and around the world that there should be a place for all of them to get together and celebrate these unique games.

We were inspired to do this by the International Roguelike Development Conference — and instead of a focus on development, this was for all of us — the players!

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Our guidelines

Roguelike Celebration is a friendly and respectful celebration that welcomes players of all levels of experience (including no experience) and of all ages (people with kids welcome).

We have a code of conduct for all participants, since we're dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our code of conduct.

We also recommend Recurse Center style social rules.

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