Break Out Of Hareka's Underground (Boohu)

Break Out Of Hareka's Underground (Boohu) is a turn-based coffee-break roguelike game with a heavy focus on tactical positioning mechanisms. This focus strongly influenced its weapon attack patterns, consumables and terrain features. Aiming for a replayable streamlined experience, the game avoids manual inventory management and complex character building, relying on items and player adaptability for character progression.

Every year, the elders send someone to collect medicinal simella plants in the Underground. This year, the honor fell upon you, and so here you are. According to the elders, deep in the Underground, magical stairs will lead you back to your village. Along the way, you will collect simellas, as well as various items that will help you deal with monsters, which you may fight or flee...

introduction screen introduction screen


As follows a short video for the 0.11 release:


Features (v0.14 — 2023-09-17)

The game draws inspiration from several other roguelikes such as DCSS and Brogue: see the credits file for details. Boohu itself has influenced Harmonist, which started as a fork, but is now a completely different game. Many (but not all) of Harmonist UI improvements have been backported into Boohu.

Screenshots and Asciicasts

Basic Survival Tips

Boohu's source code is under the permissive ISC license. Other material is licensed under cc-by. The asciinema player from used in some asciicasts is under Apache License 2.

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