It started out as a Seven Day Roguelike, but has had a bit more development (read: debugging) since then.
It strikes me as an excellent way to give someone who's new to roguelikes a look at this strange old kind of game, without scaring them to death with the vastness of the big names.
They'll still have to get used to dying, though. Fair enough; this is a roguelike, and you're warned right there in the title.
(The title, by the way, will probably seem rather clever to you once you've played the game.)