Rogue is a famous dungeon-crawling video-game of the 80ies, the ancestor of
its gender. Rogue-like games are known for the necessity to explore partially
observable and always different randomly-generated labyrinths, preventing any
form of level replay...
As such, they serve as a very natural and challenging
task for reinforcement learning, requiring the acquisition of complex,
non-reactive behaviors involving memory and planning. In this article we show
how, exploiting a version of A3C partitioned on different situations, the agent
is able to reach the stairs and descend to the next level in 98% of cases.