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Melarki

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post apocolypcic roguelikes?
« on: April 18, 2011, 08:24:55 AM »
iv mostly been playing games like frozen depths and DCSS, but im looking for a more high tech, post apocolyptic rl.  I was wondering if there is any rl with fallout level of technology, and a similar atmosphere.  I tried out caves of qud, but i found that the atmosphere was a tad to much fantasy based for me at least.

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Re: post apocolypcic roguelikes?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 04:30:48 PM »
Well, irldb shows only three results for post-apocalyptic theme:
- Alphaman, which is good (but sadly abandoned project).
- Caves of Qud you mentioned
- Broken Bottle from last 7DRL Challenge.

There are some sci-fi rls with a catastrophic event in the story (e.g. Night of Fire in GearHead 1), but they are not post-apocaliptic in the exact sense.

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Re: post apocolypcic roguelikes?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 12:23:39 AM »
how is alphaman, it looks pretty good, with some nice humor too, but i want to know what the atmosphere is before i try to get it working with dosbox lol

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Re: post apocolypcic roguelikes?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 05:02:14 AM »
There are no sidequests, NPCs or survived cities in Alphaman - so its atmosphere is limited to travelling alone in the almost empty radiated world filled with mutants and other monsters. I've never got very far in it (my best character was level 10 or so), but imho it's worth trying.

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Re: post apocolypcic roguelikes?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 09:35:13 PM »
There's another one that shows promise: Cataclysm.  Deepest sorrow, it is Linux only unless you play it via the laggy SCC.  It is fairly regularly updated, and already has notable content.

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Re: post apocolypcic roguelikes?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 12:30:02 AM »
I find the ssh connection to Cataclysm quite nippy.  Only thing I don't like is the horrible inventory interface.  It's a really cool game otherwise.