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Off-topic (Locked) / What do you do for a living?
« on: July 05, 2007, 03:25:59 PM »
Ok, so I doubt any of you is a fulltime roguedev/player... what else occupies you?

Me, I am a java software developer, I work fulltime on boring stuff such as dynamic websites, business simulations, enterprise systems, etc. I wish I could just leave all this and begin my indie gaming studio :)

I left university some time ago, been doing this since before graduation though...

What about you?

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Other Announcements / Portable Roguelikes
« on: July 01, 2007, 04:29:40 PM »
Hello people///

Is any of you playing portable roguelikes recently? do you know any roguelikes/roguelikish games apart from dweller and powder?

I am evaluating the possibility of acquiring a PSP... any changes I could get Java running in such a machine? is it homebrew friendly?

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Traditional Roguelikes (Turn Based) / CastlevaniaRL 1.26 RC2
« on: June 27, 2007, 08:50:22 PM »
Hello all!

Allright, we get closer and closer to official 1.26.

This version fixes some important bugs (bad teleport, duplicating items) and also implements some major changes over item distribution (artifacts and special items are much less common now) as well as gameplay (candles are not regenerated now).

Also, menbeast were too weak on last version due to a bug, they are back to full strenght now.

Download from http://www.santiagoz.com/web

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Traditional Roguelikes (Turn Based) / CastlevaniaRL 1.26 RC1
« on: June 10, 2007, 10:23:07 PM »
Hello all

We get closer and closer to the official CvRL 1.26 release. This version, as usual, implements lots of new features and stuff (yes :) )

Some improvements over CvRL1.26pt4:

* Four castle branches added (Inner Quarters, Warehouse, Underwater Reservoir, Catacombs)
* A new flexible room-based dungeon generator
* More plot scenes
* Fight with a former vampire killer
* Added new areas (Castle Abyss, Dining Hall)
* Enhanced areas (Dungeon, Clock Tower, Lab, Starting Forest)
* New "secret" bosses

Contrary to the previous testing releases, this one is open to the public, while still not being the official 1.26 release.

I left the updated manual at work... I will post it on tuesday.

Further info at: http://www.santiagoz.com/web

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Damn! I am getting closer everytime, but this one was a SAD death :(

Killed by a troll on level 14 while Wearing back my aquated armor... had just recovered my strength from 8 to 17 and augmented it to 18... had just escaped a Troll on level 13

The bastard hit me from 46 to 33, to 21 to 0   >:(

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Inventory:
4 rations of food
4 potions of healing
2 Scrolls of Scare monsters
1 staff of striking (5 charges)
+1 Ring mail
-2 banded mail
-1 banded mail
Splint mail
+1,+0 short bow
29 arrows
9 bolts

Equipment
+2, +1 Mace
A ring of slow digestion

Was almost killed on startup by lucky bats and vermin, had some early potions of level up... reduced strength a lot by rattlesnakes, as usual... but went forward, never found a nice weapon... and only enchanted my trusty mace one.... to make things worse, got poison-sick and reduced to 12... things got much better on mid game, with lots of potions and rations, the character was promising... even better until the end of the game, but I must say the Troll killing me was a nasty surprise (4 blows? come on!)

How do I know all this? I recorded all muy playing session! You can revive it using the almighty DOSRecorder from >Here<


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Hello all...

Today, we feature a competition that goes back to the roots of the genre, back to the very same moment when the adventurer stood in the entrance of the dungeons of doom, seeking fame and fortune for his guild of Rogues. Yes gentlemen (and gentlegirls), I am talking about the game that started it all. Rogue.

Rogue was a game made in 1980, but don't be fooled... this doesn't means it is a simple, easy or uninteresting game. One may be led to think that all these years of enhancements made on further games would opaque the features of Rogue, well, this is not true.

Rogue's pushforward nature and the cruelty of the enemies makes up for a lot of fun and challenge, prepare for a lot of keyboard bashing and screen cursing, as your adventurer's armor melt again to rust monsters' breath, Vampires suck your HP away and wraiths level you down (yes, permanently).

After all, as you know, this is the game that spawned the genre.

The competition is simple:

  • Recover the amulet of Yendor and report your deed to Temple of The Roguelike
  • Post screenshots of your victory
  • Post the history of your brave rogue.
  • The competition will run for 2 weeks from now on.
  • If there happens to be more than 1 victory, the winner will be judged this way
    • Highest Score adds 2 points
    • Coolest Rogue's History adds 5 points
  • Posting failures or almost victories is encouraged
  • If you cheat, the RNG will haunt you for eternity, andall the characters you play in any roguelike will begin with a Doomed intrinsic or equivalent
  • This challenge applies for the "happy face" Rogue version which can be found here: http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?name=Rogue, or for Linux the version inside the bsdgames-nonfree package which can be installed via Synaptic, apt-get, etc.
  • Good luck!

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Hello people!

Mount Drash RL is a quick paced roguelike game in which both your long term strategy and your tactical skills are needed to win. There are no character classes; you shape your character through the game. It includes combat maneuvers for fighters and powerful spells for magic-types.

Some months ago, Blade won the Magus Challenge, and became the master magus inside the game for the next version; also, Valkeera proved the impossibility of the Avenger challenge via hard-core savescumming.

Another challenge has been issued!

Battle your way to the Chimera and destroy it using a fighter-typed character! You gain one point for each Combat Maneuver and lose one for each "stat" or magic advancement you pick.

Read the manual within the distribution for further info about the game.

Screenshots here: http://www.santiagoz.com/web/page.php?11

You can download DrashRL 0.32 from http://www.santiagoz.com/web/download.php?list.4

The winner gets an in-game surprise for next release!

Hope to see your challengers!

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Other Announcements / GenRoguelikes in development
« on: May 14, 2007, 11:12:14 PM »
Let's track the genroguelikes* in active development


Anyone has other projects to add?

* Genroguelike: Next generation roguelike with lots of exciting features. Projects are hard to handle, easy to promise heaven, but try to get there with a roguelike :)

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Early Dev / Post your mortem of a newborn roguelike!
« on: May 14, 2007, 05:05:32 PM »
Let's post mortems to games that are not yet very popular!

I will start with my Hive Awakening character I played for this year 7DRL PC

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--- Hive Awakening Proper Release #2 ---
You managed to connect to the hive control and have won the game.
You managed to reach level 15 of the hive. This feat took you 9000
turns.
You neutralized 359 other bots.

--- THE MAP ---

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T.........T
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Struct: 302/400 Weight: 1100 Engine: 0/0 Speed: (min) Lev: 15 T: 9000

--- THE LAST MESSAGES ---
The protector fires a military laser and hits you. Your heavy shell
absorbs some damage.
The protector fires a military laser and hits you. Your heavy shell
absorbs some damage. Your heavy shell absorbs some damage.
Invalid key: "32"(2x)
Use movement keys to lock on target. Accept: [CR] cancel: [SP]That
target is out of range.
You fire a punisher missile, but do not hit anything.
 and hit a legatus. The legatus is destroyed! You fire a devastator
missile, but do not hit anything. You fire a devastator missile, but
do not hit anything.
 and hit a legatus. (39%) You fire a devastator missile and hit a
legatus. (21%) You fire a devastator missile and hit a legatus. (3%)
You fire a devastator missile
You fire a devastator missile and hit a legatus. Its medium shell
absorbs some damage. Its medium shell absorbs some damage. (57%) You
fire a devastator missile

--- THE CONFIGURATION ---
[A] a socket splitter
    [B] a socket splitter
        [C] a devastator missile
        [D] a devastator missile
        [E] a devastator missile
    [F] a socket splitter
        [G] a devastator missile
        [H] a devastator missile
        [I] a devastator missile
    [J] a socket splitter
        [K] a devastator missile
        [L] a devastator missile
        [M] a punisher missile
[N] a socket splitter
    [O] a socket fork
        [P] a devastator missile
        [Q] a devastator missile
    [S] a socket fork
        [T] a heavy shell
        [U] a restorator
    [W] a socket fork
        [X] a heavy shell
        [Y] a heavy shell

--- THE INVENTORY ---
a socket link
a punisher missile
a punisher missile
a socket fork
a punisher missile
a heavy shell 100/100
a punisher missile
a punisher missile
a socket fork
a heavy shell
a heavy shell
a socket fork
a punisher missile
a combat drill
a scraper missile
a socket fork
a socket fork
a socket link
a military laser
a regenerator
a scraper missile
a socket fork
a socket fork
a scraper missile
a socket fork
a scraper missile
a combat drill
a heavy shell 100/100
a heavy shell 78/100
a heavy shell 100/100
a socket fork
a scraper missile
a socket fork
a medium shell 75/75
a precision laser
a tritium core
a precision laser
a socket link
a medium shell 75/75
a heavy shell 100/100
a scraper missile
a light shell 50/50
a mining drill
a deuterium core
a tritium core
a scraper missile
a scraper missile
a light shell 50/50
a medium shell 75/75
a simple drill
a light shell 50/50
a low-energy laser
a low-energy laser
a light shell 50/50
a light shell 50/50
a protium core
a protium core
a socket link
a light shell 50/50
a light shell 50/50
a light shell 50/50
a light shell 50/50
a light shell 50/50

--- THE VANQUISHED BOTS ---
25 basic bumpers
23 zipping bumpers
25 tricky bumpers
19 mean bumpers
29 workers
28 miners
22 drones
13 warriors
17 gunners
20 cannoneers
5 rocketeers
19 milites
19 optiones
19 centuriones
6 legati
24 sentinels
18 guardians
28 protectors

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How did you get into roguelike development?

I remember I was surfing the web for a new RPG to satisfy my needs after destroying all Final Fantasy games when I found ADOM... after playing some not very sucessful games I decided it was time to make my own... this matched with the time when I was learning Java, so it was a perfect mix up. After some failures and some rewrites I finally got into what seems to be a good path :)

What about you?

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Early Dev / Your favorite newborn roguelikes
« on: May 09, 2007, 11:51:27 PM »
So, have you grown attached to any roguelike apart from the major ones?

I remember doing a lot of exploration on DeadCold back then, a shame it is dead... Tales of Endorech: Magic Monsters is also a nice challenge, albeit the game is still incomplete.

I also liked Icey's War of Wizards, perhaps we could arrange an online tournament... who is interested?

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The Roguelike World Map is a map of planet earth rendered as a discrete 200x102 ASCII map, on which several roguelike developers are located and links to their projects are supplied.

The map can be found at http://map.roguetemple.com, requests for addition must be post here

The map was created by Slash on July 26 2006 and was last updated on October 5 2006

Name
Sex
Location (City, Country, Lat-Long if possible)
Project
URL

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Reply here with the games you think must be added to the roguelike directory

Please include the following info:
  • Category
  • Name
  • Author
  • URL
  • Year of release(optional)

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I welcome you all into the forums! Feel free to discuss anything about roguelike games here, post your thoughts, announcements, ideas for new features, everything you want the roguelike world to know!


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