From the Nethack wiki
“NetHack is a roguelike computer game, and the most famous and popular of its kind. The latest version is 3.6.1, released on April 28th, 2018.”
As Nethack-vulture is no longer available in the Debian / Ubuntu / Mint respositories I have gone back and decided to start trying to play the text based version.
Keyboard controls get some getting used to but I have found some handy guides here.
After installing, you can load the game by typing nethack at the terminal interface. If you are using mac / windows please refer to OS specific instructions.
In game play showing the status area at the bottom and map, all objects, characters and other elements of the game are represented by different ASCII characters.
This game, is very in depth, with lots of things to find, puzzles to solve and ultimately finding the Amulet of Yendor.