Why it should be included: I think that nethack should be included because it is the most popular of the roguelikes, its a fun challenging, game, and it also happens to be my personal favorite. Nethack is included in the repos of distributions such as Debian and Fedora. It has been critically acclaimed many times as one of the greatest games ever made
Open Source: yes
I used to play this on ubuntu via wine because I liked the windows GUI better. I imagine it would work fine on Solus (have not tried yet).
Still, nethack is a game with a pretty fair following - having it include in software centre would be great! Plus updates are very rare.
I made a mistake above saying that I have compiled NetHack 3.6.0 but the one I compiled was actually NetHack 3.6.1 BETA which is the current version hosted on GitHub.
The problem now is that there is still no official release for NetHack 3.6.1 so I cannot write it as a source for packaging. Is there a way to use a GitHub repository as a packaging source?
P.S. - However hard I try, NetHack 3.6.0 just has too many errors.
This has sat in accepted for inclusion for 7 months now. Clearly, there is a lack of demand for the inclusion of this software, nobody has stepped up to provide a patch, maintain it, and properly integrate it. Closing as a result. Feel free to reopen but only when someone offers a patch via our proper patch submission methods and volunteers to be maintainer.