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Title: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 24, 2013, 02:03:18 AM
BIG EDIT: Hello people. I got the swine flu, H1N1. It's bad, I'm almost over it but really am not up to spending the hours it takes to break everything down into categories. I do apologize.


Here are the results though, in order.

TOP 20

1  Noxico   5059
2  T.o.M.E. 4   5011
3  ADOM   4168
4  Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead   1478
5  ADOM II   872
6  Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup   715
7  UnReal World   521
8  Doom, the Roguelike   314
9  Brogue   263
10  Dungeons of Dredmor   249
11  Rogue Legacy   216
12  Elona+   182
13  Spelunky HD   182
14  X@COM   172
15  Sword of the Stars: The Pit   162
16  Don't Starve   155
17  Teleglitch   139
18  Desktop Dungeons   125
19  Risk of Rain   124
20  Ultima Ratio Regnum   103

MID TIER (some great ones here)

Pixel Dungeon   102
Wayward   99
Sil   98
Dungeonmans   92
Infra Arcana   84
NEOScavenger   71
Prospector   67
Steam Marines   50
One Way Heroics   46
Pixel Piracy   45
Red Rogue   39
WazHack   39
868-HACK   38
Bionic Dues   38
Diablo, the Roguelike   37
Dungeon of the Endless   35
Legend of Dungeon   35
Triangle Wizard   31
Eldritch   27
Delver   26
Hoplite   26
Hack, Slash, Loot   25
UnBrogue   25
NPPAngband   24
86856527   23
KeeperRL   23
Forays into Norrendrin   20
HyperRogue   20
Aurora   18
Nuclear Throne   18
PRIME   18
3079   17
Paranautical Activity   17
The Veins of the Earth   16
Hydra Slayer   15
3089   15
Drakefire Chasm   14
Tower of Guns   14
Kerkerkruip   13
Ending   12
Voyage to Farland   12
Dungeon Dashers   11
DynaHack   11
Mosaic   11
PonyRL   11
Rogue's Tale   10
8.68-HACK   10
Occult Chronicles   10

LOWER TIER (Some solid 7DRL's here, such as Attack The Geth, Rogue City, Possession and Pugnacious)

TomeNET   9
Rogue's Souls   9
Seduction Quest   9
@Star Wars   8
Illuminascii   8
MythosRL   8
The Aurora Wager   8
Attack The Geth   7
Cosmic Commando   7
Heroes of Loot   7
KlingonRL   7
Lost Labyrinth   7
NPPMoria   7
Incavead: infinite cave adventure   6
Krater   6
Possession: Escape from the Nether Regions   6
Pugnacious Wizards 2   6
Rasatala   6
Zoo Base   6
Elite RL   5
Ad Astra Per Aspera   5
Asterogue   5
Bump!   5
Dungeons of Kong   5
FlatlineRL   5
HumFullRL   5
Kali's Ladder   5
Malachite Dreams   5
Rodney   5
Rogue's Eye   5
The Land   5
A False Saint, An Honest Rogue   4
Consuming Shadow   4
Han Yolo and the Mysterious Planet   4
Quadropus Rampage   4
Rogue City Scavenger   4
Splitter   4
Swift Swurd   4
Weeping Angels   4
Liberation of Yama   3
Nightmare Tyrant   3
10 Second Roguelike   3
Cosplay Mystery Dungeon   3
De Sade's Dungeon   3
Fame   3
hproguelike   3
Pitman   3
Pugnacious Wizards   3
Return to the Dungeons of Doom   3
Rogue Effect   3
RogueMek   3
SurvivorRL   3
The Guided Fate Paradox   3
The Hunger Games   3
Witchaven the Roguelike   3
ZomgRL   3
Post Future Vagabond   2
_____rogue the space   2
A DAY @ THE ZOO   2
Adventure Dungeon   2
Alchemy   2
AlexandriaRL   2
Allure of the Stars   2
Angry Troll versus Magic Bridge   2
Black Mage Goes Rogue   2
CoreRL   2
Dead Man Walking   2
Disc RL   2
Dungeon Fray   2
Epilogue   2
Equin: The Lantern   2
EXCELent Rogue   2
Faith in RL   2
Fancy Skulls   2
Farm rl   2
Fisticuffmanship   2
Gatecrashers   2
Infection   2
MidBoss   2
Mysterious Castle   2
QuickHack   2
Rogue Fleet   2
SkullDorado   2
Sorcery Saga: The Curse of the Great Curry God   2
T@XI   2
The Royal Wedding   2
Warp Core Breach   2
Zero-Player Game   2
AscentRL   1
Dungeon Ho!   1
It Did Not End Well   1
Peli   1
So Many Jagged Shards   1
The Power of Dreams   1
Bardess   1
ColdRL   1
Comrade Pixel   1
Delusions of Grandeur   1
Double Rogue   1
Down The Brain   1
Dragonslayer   1
Dungeon Penetrator   1
Dungeon-Themed Starvation Simulator   1
Famaze   1
Fleeing the Fray   1
Gelatinous   1
GUTS   1
Herculeum   1
Lost Crypts   1
MacRL   1
Man in a Maze   1
MLP RL   1
NinjaRL   1
Not the Robots   1
Nya Quest   1
Rogue Coder   1
Rogue Shooter   1
Rogue's Labyrinth   1
Rogue3D   1
Ruoeg, a minimalist roguelike   1
Seven Days in Space   1
Smashing Bad   1
SurviveRL   1
Tetrogue   1
The Artifact   1
The Conception   1
The Fourth Wall   1
The Reset Button   1
The Wizard's Lair   1
Underhall   1
Unnamed RL   1
Uushubud   1
Versus Time   1
Web Raid Mobile   1
3   0
88 Pages   0
Adventure Mall   0
Akamar   0
Alternate Dimension Rogue Like   0
Anarchial   0
Appeasing the God   0
Archmaster   0
Arcology Escape   0
Asylum Escape   0
Back up   0
Beltham's Lair   0
Bonfire   0
Borstal   0
Bronze and Faith   0
BRS-081   0
Bughack   0
Caverns of Shrug   0
Chase Brannick: Space Mechanic   0
Chest Quest   0
Chicken and Thyme   0
Cogs of Cronus   0
Cutpurse Castle   0
Depths of Tuzua   0
Distant Echoes of Ancient Lies   0
DiveDive   0
Dragon's Lair   0
Dragons Hoard   0
Dungeon X: Flesh Wounds   0
Dying Embers   0
Enter the Roguelike Dimension (EtRD)   0
Eternal Cave   0
fabu   0
FHRL   0
Firestorm City   0
Fishtryoshka   0
Friendly Meddling   0
FunhouseRL   0
Goblin Men   0
Hark!   0
Hunted   0
Hush Little One   0
Inside Out   0
Interloper   0
Into the Labyrinth   0
Khu-Phu-Ka   0
Kollum: The Pressure Valve   0
Kukulima   0
Like a Rogue   0
Live as Long as Possible   0
Lurk Under Wires   0
Magic Fountain   0
Mazmorra   0
MGRL   0
MidsomerRL   0
mmoRL   0
Moving@   0
MovingETA v0.07   0
Nebulaic Toaster   0
Now Hiring: Zookeepers   0
Nyanko   0
Prehistorical Bean Climber   0
PurpRL   0
Rillaung   0
rogue (7DRL)   0
Rogue Break   0
Rogue Dream   0
Rogue in the Void   0
Rogue Valley   0
Roguelike Runner   0
Room Rogue   0
RRRSAncientBlade   0
RuneMaster   0
SanitasRL   0
Scrounger   0
segfault   0
ShadowsofHumanity   0
Skool Eskape   0
Slaughter   0
Starship Rex   0
Stink Warrior   0
Sunk Coast   0
T.H.A.D. - 7DRL edition   0
The Case of the Girl and the Red Dress   0
The Monastery Garden   0
Unhappy Devil   0


Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Kyzrati on December 24, 2013, 02:57:37 AM
Although "Biggest Surprise" may be a bit too subjective to be "easily defined" in all cases, I'd say Cataclysm: DDA is earning top spot for that one. What a surprising explosion of votes this year!
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 24, 2013, 03:07:17 AM
I figured it would do well but man it's giving the big dogs like TOME4 and ADOM a run for their money.

It will probably be 'biggest surprise', pretty subjective sure but we'll include any other big surprises that we see.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Zireael on December 26, 2013, 08:26:02 PM
I figured it would do well but man it's giving the big dogs like TOME4 and ADOM a run for their money.

It will probably be 'biggest surprise', pretty subjective sure but we'll include any other big surprises that we see.

I wouldn't say it's giving them a run for their money, but I just saw my humble roguelike get 10 votes and I'm floored!
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 27, 2013, 05:37:56 PM
I know KlingonRL is at 6 and I'm bouncing around. People can vote for more than once, I voted for quite a few of the smaller ones.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Rickton on December 27, 2013, 05:50:17 PM
How is Approaching Infinity not on the list? :(
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: getter77 on December 27, 2013, 06:14:07 PM
That always seems to happen to some each year in the dash to compile the lot of it towards the end---maybe next year a better plan would be to do a quarterly compilation and then the sum of the 4 be the grand list as opposed to all at once.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 27, 2013, 06:16:09 PM
Post the list a week in advance so everyone can see it and add things. Tower of Despair was also not on there.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Krice on December 27, 2013, 07:42:19 PM
Is Adom 2 actually a game yet? Or URR? I think they are more like engine/tech projects. Still getting more votes than actual games.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Kyzrati on December 27, 2013, 09:36:58 PM
As long as the game is released and runnable it should be fine. It's a way to show support for games that are still in development.

A much bigger problem is cheating. It's obvious there's multiple voting going on in the race between ADOM and ToME. I also watched Noxico get 800 votes in less than two hours this morning, and still rising (it's going up at a rate of about 10 votes per minute). Can't wait 'til it beats out both ADOM and ToME to take the title of "surprise hack of the year".
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 28, 2013, 06:06:13 AM
Wow that sucks, really sucks.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Kyzrati on December 28, 2013, 06:10:28 AM
Yup. Considering the poll's growing profile, it would be nice to have a version much less prone to cheating. A Blogspot poll was fine back in the day when the scope was simpler, but when it's really the only one of its kind out there and multiple games start vying for it as a claim to popularity...

In any case, start saving the stats/results in advance before any others start to get wackier.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Krice on December 28, 2013, 08:17:47 AM
I also watched Noxico get 800 votes in less than two hours this morning, and still rising (it's going up at a rate of about 10 votes per minute).

I like the developer of that game already. I'm also wondering where you could download some interesting sounding games in the list? I tried to look for 'Peli' from roguebasin, but it was not there. In case you didn't know, 'peli' is finnish and means 'game'.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Kyzrati on December 28, 2013, 08:59:41 AM
I wouldn't be so quick to assume it's the developer himself voting his game up.

Peli is a 7DRL (http://pixelists.com/peli/day7/). Most of the obscure ones you can find on the 2013 7DRL list, seeing as a big chunk of the list is from this year's 7DRL challenge.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: AgingMinotaur on December 28, 2013, 09:13:53 AM
Noxico getting 1000+ votes is just ridiculous (to the point of being funny, IMHO; I'd love to read Andrew's blogpost congratulating Noxico with the victory). Obvious cheating in the poll isn't very impressive, although it could be a problem that random passers-by who consult the poll come away with the impression that some random games are the most important RLs today. Then again, maybe Noxico just has a massive following in some corner of the web that most of us don't know about ;) ;D

Cleaning up the poll a bit for next year is probably a good idea. In addition to making it a bit more cheat proof, it would be nice to see some minor fixes. The light grey font on white background showing the number of votes for each game is very hard to make out, for instance, and the table is formatted such that I have to expand my window to about twice the width of my screen resolution to be able to see the votes, at all.

As always,
Minotauros
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Krice on December 28, 2013, 11:19:58 AM
Noxico can't be worse than Adom or Tome4. Maybe someone should try it?
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 28, 2013, 11:30:44 AM
Hey Labyrinth Lord  :P

I fix it by using control + and control - to shrink and expand the text.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 28, 2013, 11:33:09 AM
Krice - If I remember correctly Peli was kind of neat but didn't have a ton of features.

One thing I liked about it was that your character started naked, with a little wiener poking out. Seriously.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Krice on December 28, 2013, 09:32:55 PM
One thing I liked about it was that your character started naked, with a little wiener poking out. Seriously.

It makes even more sense, because 'pippeli' is one of words for penis in finnish. I tried the game.. it's a turn-based random maze game, but a roguelike? Not really.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Paul Jeffries on December 29, 2013, 12:47:10 AM
When I played Peli, it had a few nice touches (the pixel willy was indeed amusing) but zero depth and because the levels get exponentially larger each time and the power curve isn't really tuned at all the later levels get seriously dull.  Has it had any work done on it since the 7DRL?

Back on topic: it'll be interesting to see how Andrew deals with Noxico's possible cheating, since last year he got pretty upset about DarkGod simply soliciting votes from his own playerbase.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 29, 2013, 07:26:21 AM
Paul I think it was more about Darkgod advertising in-game that made Andrew object.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Krice on December 29, 2013, 06:28:53 PM
By the way I voted for Forays into Norrendrin. It had only 17 votes when last checked. Maybe people haven't yet found it, but I'm sure they will.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 29, 2013, 09:28:29 PM
I too voted for it. It's a solid game.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Vanguard on December 30, 2013, 11:11:23 AM
I voted Brogue, Infra Arcana, and Spelunky.  I've never played Norrendrin.  I'll have to give it a try.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Zireael on December 30, 2013, 01:40:59 PM
22h to go and there is a suggestion of removing Noxico from competition altogether due to obvious multi-voting.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Kyzrati on December 30, 2013, 09:38:56 PM
I don't think you can remove Noxico without removing ADOM and ToME, considering both just got 1000 votes in less than 12 hours, running neck and neck the whole way. Voting rates *decrease* towards the end of any poll that has already been sufficiently promoted to the player base before (as this one has), not increase by 30% in the last day. It's kind of silly.

ToME is now going up by 5-10 votes per minute, but it looks like the ADOM bot maybe gave up. Now I'm really curious how many votes these two would've gotten in a silent poll. I think there's a good chance ToME would still win due to its Steam presence and greater exposure overall, but ADOM did crowdfund this year and got the attention of a significant number of old and new players.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Kyzrati on December 30, 2013, 09:43:57 PM
But the Noxico bot sure is picking up steam now! Giving the ToME bot a run for its money! I think this year we should have a new award category for "Fastest Voting Bot" ;)
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: spelk on December 31, 2013, 12:08:20 AM
Is it not set up as one vote submission per one IP address? Even then it can be doctored, but much less so.

I like the idea of being able to show support of multiple roguelikes in one vote, but if you can vote over and over again, it sort of makes your initial submission irrelevant doesn't it?
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 31, 2013, 05:24:55 AM
But the Noxico bot sure is picking up steam now! Giving the ToME bot a run for its money! I think this year we should have a new award category for "Fastest Voting Bot" ;)

DONE

EDIT: Actually we already had a 'best overall' category, which will be the same.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Krice on December 31, 2013, 11:42:17 AM
Looks like Ascii Dreams blog itself has been hacked. Last two blog posts are quite random.. That Noxico developer is a piece of work.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on December 31, 2013, 12:50:14 PM
Oh you think it was him Krice?
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Zireael on December 31, 2013, 01:20:54 PM
Voting's closed. I wonder what categories will we get?
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Darren Grey on December 31, 2013, 02:16:49 PM
Kawa just found out! He seems thoroughly shocked :)

http://twitter.com/NoxicoDev/status/418012174624096257
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Krice on December 31, 2013, 05:08:29 PM
It's a rape simulator? Best game ever!
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Rickton on December 31, 2013, 05:40:27 PM
It's kind of weird that there are two similar sex roguelikes that came out this year, Noxico and Seduction Quest. (or at least I heard about them this year, they could have been around for years as far as I know).
I mean, two isn't very many, but it's certainly more than I ever thought there would be.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on January 01, 2014, 01:50:20 AM
It's not just a rape simulator but it does simulate rape.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on January 01, 2014, 01:51:30 AM
I'm very ill right now you guys and will not be able to crunch through everything, probably not for a couple of weeks.

Anyone that wants to can take over.

I'm trying to make an excel sheet, but that's not really working for me right now. Fevers make you dumb.

EDIT: Got it. Had to manually input all values.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: TheCreator on January 01, 2014, 11:52:19 AM
Kawa just found out! He seems thoroughly shocked :)

http://twitter.com/NoxicoDev/status/418012174624096257

Yeah, that's the ultimate proof of his innocence :D.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on January 01, 2014, 01:44:20 PM
I find the likelyhood of a TOME hater doing it than the Noxico dev. He's the first suspect.
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: ekolis on January 10, 2014, 05:37:01 PM
Is 868-HACK actually a different game from the other 868 one?
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Zireael on January 13, 2014, 10:28:44 AM
When will we get the results?
Title: Re: The Year's Most Popular (2013) - By Category - Thank You Ascii Dreams
Post by: Jo on January 13, 2014, 08:54:42 PM
Hey there Zireael I posted the results in the first post, sorry I am not up to doing the breakdowns. It's actually a lot of work and I got the swine flu that turned into pneumonia. Brutal.