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Title: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: Cathfaern on July 18, 2017, 10:46:13 AM
I'm looking for a roguelike where there is a persistent world and you can explore that with multiple character (because permadeath). The best would be if the game somehow recognize the previous exploration (so a bit more roguelite), for example you could see previously explored places on the map. I don't require any other permanent progress. Is there a roguelike (or lite) like this?
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: mushroom patch on July 18, 2017, 01:08:03 PM
Dwarf fortress.
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: Cathfaern on July 18, 2017, 01:58:00 PM
But dwarf fortress is more a building game not an exploring or am I mistaken?
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: Avagart on July 18, 2017, 02:26:08 PM
Default fortress mode is building game, but there is also adventure mode.

If I remember correctly, Cataclysm DDA let use existing world by multiple characters. But it's definitely more survival oriented rather to exploration based game.
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: Cathfaern on July 19, 2017, 06:57:05 AM
Dwarf fortress sounds good then, I will try it, thanks!
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: AgingMinotaur on July 19, 2017, 10:03:03 AM
You can specify the seed in Brogue and (the paid version of) Caves of Qud. My own game LoSt features this, too, but is not very playable at this point (check back in 5-10 years ;))

As always,
Minotauros
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: Tzan on July 19, 2017, 04:57:49 PM
but is not very playable at this point (check back in 5-10 years ;))

So its a race then, which one of us gets to a playable game first.
You are still ahead of me at this point.
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: AgingMinotaur on July 20, 2017, 02:04:01 PM
Yeah, I guess that's the big advantage of skimping on spiral galaxy generation, as I did – it only takes about a dozen years to get an actual roguelike.

As always,
Minotauros

PS. In a futile attempt not to kill/hijack the thread, OP may also be interested in the oldie but goodie Legerdemain, which takes a lot of RL tropes, but has a persistent world with save points dispersed here and there.
Title: Re: Roguelike with persistent (or seed generated) world?
Post by: Tzan on July 20, 2017, 10:29:08 PM
 :)