The Prancing Bard

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The Prancing Bard
Developer Jan
Theme Fantasy
Influences Monster Hunter, Mosaic
Released 2016 March 12
Updated 2016 March 12 (1.1)
Licensing Freeware
P. Language Python
Platforms Windows
Interface ASCII, Keyboard, Mouse
Game Length 1 h
Official site of The Prancing Bard

The Prancing Bard is a coffeebreak roguelike

The Prancing Bard is a 7drl developed with libtcod in python.

The Game

Play notes while you move and chime into the melody of the world to unleash the harp of the storms.

Fight your way through 5 stages to defeat the cyclops or strive for the highscore in an endless stream of foes.



  • Movement patterns have to be matched with the streaming notes to unleash magic
  • ASCII graphics and effects
  • 5 stages with monsters
  • Defeat the Boss to move to the next stage
  • Endless mode for highscores
  • Colorblind option


Done during 7DRL Challenge 2016, v 1.1 now available on