A downloadable game

An complete entry for the 7DRL Challenge 2019.

Find and combine runes to forge spells and pass the entry exam to an exclusive mage academy.


  • Movement with the numpad, arrow keys, or vi keys ("l", "k", "j", "h", "y", "u", "b", "n").  Bump into monsters to attack them.
  • Numpad-5 or period will wait for a turn.
  • Press "w" then a direction to enter walk mode, which will keep moving you in that direction until you press another key. w-5 will wait in one spot for 100 turns.
  • Press "o" to open a door (or just bump into it).
  • Press "c" to close an opened door (you will need to pick a direction if there is more than one opened door next to you).
  • Press "z" to cast a spell
    • Choose a spell from the menu.
    • If necessary, enter a direction with the movement keys or move to select a target location and press Enter to select it.  Tab will jump to the nearest monster in LOS (last-minute addition).
  • Press "f" to forge a new spell, or modify an existing one.
    • Again, follow the menus.
    • When typing the name, press Enter to confirm.
  • Press Alt+Enter to enter/exit fullscreen.
  • Press Escape to quit, then accept at the prompt.  Escape also closes most menus - if not, a selection is required and there is no going back.
  • Bump into the stairs to go down a level, complete three levels to win!
  • Try to get a higher score, you get different messages depending on how well you do.


Spellforger 01 - Entry Exam.zip 4 MB

Install instructions

This requires the .NET Framework 4.7, which most Windows computers should have already.

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Is it just me or are the 'B' and 'N' movement keys switched?

It wasn't just you.  Bugfix uploaded.  :-)