A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

The Chase is a Roguelike game made in 7 days as part of the 2015 seven day roguelike challenge.

The Chase as an experiment to see what would happen, if you applied mario-style autoscrolling to a turn based roguelike game.

Lachlan Kingsford is a software engineer, lawyer and musician from Melbourne, Australia. He has occasional flirtations with game design, which can be found on www.nerdygentleman.com, and less occasional flirtations with music that can be followed on https://www.facebook.com/lebkingsford.

Wade Dyer is a graphic design artist and RPG designer. He is the mastermind behind the soon-to-be-released sci-fi pen and paper RPG "Fragged Empire" - available from http://www.fraggedempire.com/.

There are two versions available: 1.0, and 1.1. 1.0 is exactly as released at the end of the 7 days. 1.1 is 1.0 with exactly one change: The level is somewhat shorter, and therefore potentially winnable.

Install instructions


  • Download the Windows binary
  • Unzip the folder
  • Run "Chase.exe"

Other platforms

The game should work on Linux and MacOS, but has been untested and is unsupported.


  • Python 3.4
  • Pygame


  • Download the source binary
  • Run "chase.py" inside the src directory with Python 3.4


Windows Binary v 1.0 6 MB
Source only v 1.0 208 kB
Windows Binary v 1.2 6 MB
Source only v 1.2 212 kB