Tagged With roguelike

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I have fond memories of hack and slash RPG adventures like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and while I love Diablo 3, variety is the spice of life! Enter Brutal (self stylised as [email protected]), a roguelike dungeon crawler by Stormcloud Games coming to the Playstation 4 on August 9. With a great marriage of ASCII influenced style and procedurally generated dungeons, it's great for people looking to scratch an itch for adventure. Join me in this video to see how far I get in Brutal's dangerous depths!

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When games let me roll a character before I start, I always make someone who seems cool, rather than min-maxing stats. In Death Road to Canada, I wanted someone who'd be fun to hang around with in a zombie apocalypse, rather than a simple zombie-clobbering machine. Given this, it's probably no surprise most of my forays didn't go that well, but I had a great time trying to steer a band of pixelated misfits to Canada.

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If you've been waiting patiently for the anime-style roguelike space shooter GALAK-Z to finally make it's debut on Steam, then you won't have to wait much longer — because it will finally become available for purchase tomorrow.

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I've been looking forward to the full release of Darkest Dungeon, even though the game is one of the better examples of Early Access done right. It's an intriguing roguelike-RPG with a fantastic aesthetic, and it's the kind of game you'll want to set aside some time for.

Fortunately the developers have decided to help everyone by scheduling it in a window where you're likely to have a bit of spare time: January next year.

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We've all heard the story many times now: talented game developers leave their corporate jobs to strike out on their own, turning to Kickstarter in the process. So what makes The Flame in the Flood stand out? Something about BioShock's art director making a modern fancified version of The Oregon Trail, if you ask me.

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There's a new Binding of Isaac coming to PC and PlayStation, and it's nearly ready for release. Series creator Edmund McMillen just released a video of the bloody, malformed roguelike madness. As a recovering BOI addict I'm worried about my ability to function in everyday society.

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Triple Town developer Spry Fox has surprised and delighted me at every turn, from their clone-attracking mobile masterpiece to browser-based strategy game Highgrounds to the completely charming co-op of Leap Day. So when the developers tell us they are crafting a moving, personal tale of love and loss within a roguelike puzzle game, I don't scoff — I sit back and wait for something magical to happen.

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Fans of pre-graphical RPGs like Nethack and Rogue might occasionally wander out from their UNIX labs and find themselves confronted with a modern web browser.

Once the initial shock of daylight and antialiased fonts has worn off, they will probably need to chill out with a quick dungeon hack. Tombs Of Asciiroth is a labour of love — recreating the look and feel of an ASCII roguelike in Firefox.

There is full-length quest to be had wandering the titular Tombs, and the usually obscure keyboard commands are illustrated with a nice tutorial level with pop-up tip windows.

It can be a bit slow, and you will need to install Google Gears if you want to save your game, but there is plenty of old school fun to be had. You can't not like a game that includes the phrase "Use the sword against hostile Ampersands".

The Tombs Of Asciiroth

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Yes, I'm writing a game every week! The first one, Wizkill, was released yesterday. It's a tiny download - about 40K - so don't be afraid to give it a go and post your scores! We've already had one winner, why not be the next one? Hey, why not take this opportunity to suggest ideas for new games? I've already started on something, but I'm definitely taking down stuff for other weeks.