Public NetHack server at (NAO)

The Moon is New.  New moon in NetHack for the next 3 days.

The Moon is New. New moon in NetHack for the next 3 days.

2019/05/09 - NetHack 3.6.2 is released! It is now playable on the server.

2018/05/15 - The server got an OS upgrade, and some long-needed AWS migrations done.

2018/04/28 - NetHack 3.6.1 is out! It is now playable, and the web site is being updated piece by piece.

2017/03/05 - ttyrecs are moving to AWS S3. These are publicly accessible at s3://altorg/ttyrec/USERNAME/FILE

2015/12/07 - NetHack 3.6.0 has been released.



  • 127,889 registered names.
  • 4,792,741 total played games.
  • 1 players online (current version): LemurUNC

Play now in browser!

Learn about nethack! (also here!)

To play NetHack on this server, just telnet to (on normal port 23 or port 14321) or ssh to Consider putty on Windows.


Find many of us in #nethack on (latest chatter) Our friendly bot Rodney announces all the embarrassing details of player deaths (and player achievements) for NetHack 3.6.0 in channel.

Game Info.

There are currently two versions of the game you can play on the server: stock NetHack 3.6.0, and NetHack 3.4.3 with a few patches. dgamelaunch, the game launcher, will ask you for a login and password, and also allows registration and editing of custom options files.

Every game is recorded, and available for live viewing by all.

This Server.

As of August 2015, this server is a virtual machine existing as an Amazon EC2 c4.large instance in the us-east-1c zone.