A downloadable 7-Day-Roguelike for Windows, macOS, and Linux

You crashlanded on a hostile alien planet, full of hostile aliens. Your goal: SURVIVE and KILL and FIND THE PORTAL to home!

This is a short game by ratking (www.ratking.de) created within 6 days for the #7DRL Challenge 2017. A tiny bit of polishing and sound effects were added afterwards.

Music credits (for version 0.9.1 and up): Johannes-Paul Hanisch

Music credits for version 0.9 (original 7DRL compo version) was Myuu (1 track) and www.purple-planet.com (2 tracks). As the 7DRL Challenge ended and all games were reviewed, the original jam version was removed from this site. If you have need for it, contact me!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
AuthorRat King
GenreRole Playing, Shooter
TagsSeven Day Roguelike Challenge, Aliens, Roguelike, Sci-fi, Turn-based
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


TheyLookStrange-1.0.0-Win32.7z 24 MB
TheyLookStrange-1.0.0-Ubuntu64.tar.gzip 41 MB
TheyLookStrange-1.0.0-OSX64.zip 41 MB


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Fun game, I did struggle getting used to the controls though. I see what you were going for, I just kept wanting it to have more classic FPS style controls.

Thanks for the comment! The controls are definitely unusual; something like this mostly happens when one tries to combine somewhat incompatible things - in this case, FPS far-range combat, combined with turn-based gameplay on a grid. I might want to improve this though.

it's fun, but what's the point of having freelook if the game has grid-based 4 direction movements ? 4-way rotation like the classic dungeon crawler would be more suitable. Also picking item key would be better than constantly looking down to pick up something.

Sorry to hear that you had fun but didn't see the advantages and differences of the freelook. Overall the game is not a classic dungeon crawler, and it can be controlled with mouse only, which was the primary goal during development.


This game was really fun! I made some really stupid decisions near the end, but I still had a blast playing this game!


Hi! This game is a really cool game! I like the concept of the game and would be awesome if more features is added and I made a video on youtube in INDONESIAN! Check it out! TERIMA KASIH!


Nicely challenging!


This game was extremely unique, especially with the player/alien turns that almost mimic that of a board game. But in the end, I say that any and all who beat this game are nothing but cheaters! X'D


well well, are you sure?

Oh man, they did look strange

Gave it a go...

I played this game and I thought it was a lot of fun. There are some minor tweaks that could be made here and there, but for what it was I really enjoyed it!


Can we have an option for permanent mouselook? I find myself walking around with RMB always pressed.. and aiming can also be done with mouselook.

2xESC to quit is bad UI.. already aborted a game twice without wanting to do that. In most games, ESC once brings up a menu, and then twice makes it go away again.

The game is awesome, it was great to play.



I am sorry!

This is a genuinely very, very enjoyable game!! I'm hoping to see it grow! I was actually really tense the entire time hahah!

Great job! Hope you enjoy the video! :) Keep up the fantastic work!


Thanks! I really enjoyed the video! :-)

really enjoyed this game i even went back for more after i finished recording.

Pretty awesome little game. Love the colors and sounds.

Thank your for playing, and the nice words! :-)

This is a really fun game! It took me a while to really understand how it works, but i edited it out because i couldn't survive the cringe. :D

In the last map some enemies were hidden behind walls and i couldn't find them!

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That's why you can destroy walls ;-) But yeah, maybe I should add some kind of marker when enemies are near