Public NetHack server at (NAO)

The Moon is Waxing Crescent (32% of Full).  Full moon in NetHack in 10 days.

The Moon is Waxing Crescent (32% of Full). Full moon in NetHack in 10 days.

2020/03/15 - NetHack 3.6.6 is now playable on the server.

2020/03/14 - We're happy to announce Keith Simpson (K2) as a new admin on NAO! This is the first new admin since paxed and dtype, and we're very excited for what K2 will bring to the server.

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.



Play now in browser!

Learn about nethack! (also here!)

To play NetHack on this server, just telnet (on normal port 23 or port 14321) or ssh 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.x in channel.

Game Info.

There are a few versions of the game you can play on the server: stock NetHack 3.6.6 (latest current version), or NetHack 3.6.1 - 3.6.4 depending on how old of a save you might have. NetHack 3.4.3 is no longer available for play here, but if you'd like to compile your own local copy of 343-nao to play, the github repository can be found here. dgamelaunch, the game launcher, will ask you for a login and password, and also allows registration and editing of custom options files.

SSH fingerprints for NAO can be viewed here.

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.