Hoplite is a turn-based strategy game focusing on tactical movement around small maps.

The game features roguelike gameplay elements such as procedural generation and permadeath while avoiding the traditional roguelike "bump-to-attack" combat in favour of movement based attacks.


Get it on Google Play


From around the web

Pocket Tactics review  (5/5)

Touch Arcade review (5/5)

Indie Statik

Pocket Tactics - With your shield or on it

Indie Game Enthusiast - iOS Spotlight

Roguelike Radio podcast:
  • Episode 67 - 7DRLs 2013 Overview (brief mention)
Concept designs by ShroomArts on his blog, which have now be incorporated into the game.

Let's Play video by TheUberHunter of the original 7DRL version.

Fan art.


Hoplite was originally created for the 2013 seven day roguelike challenge.

My aim for the challenge was to create a game that avoided the "bump-to-attack-over-and-over" and "stand-still-and-spam-attack-spell" style combat that seems to be so common in RPGs, especially on mobile platforms.

The original scoring and reviews for the challenge are available here.  Hoplite came 4th!

7DRL challenge screenshot


Programming and Design by Doug Cowley @MagmaFortress.

Graphics by ShroomArts [blogspot] @ShroomArts [twitter].

Music by Matt Mcfarland.

Font by Andrew Tyler.