Progress Quest: the CLI edition



Progress Quest

Relive the great adventure… this time in the terminal realm!


  • Faithful port of the game logic
  • Saves (with backups) to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/pqcli/save.dat
  • Terminal interface that comes in 2 flavors:
    • Rich and colorful (--curses, default)
    • Minimal, suitable for raw grind (--basic)
  • Ideal to run on your server

How it looks like

Curses interface:

Screenshot Screenshot

Basic interface:


How to install

If you have Python 3.7, just run pip install --user pqcli and you're good to go! Then type pqcli to run the game.

In case if you want to use the git version, the process is just a little bit more complex:

$ git clone https://github.com/rr-/pq-cli.git
$ cd pq-cli
$ pip install --user .


_curses.error: init_pair() returned ERR

If running on Linux and you get the error _curses.error: init_pair() returned ERR, try making sure that your $TERM variable is set to a value which supports 256 colors, such as via the following:

TERM=xterm-256color pqcli