Author Topic: Legerdemain v1.0.0 now available  (Read 3672 times)

njerpe

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Legerdemain v1.0.0 now available
« on: August 25, 2008, 03:25:48 AM »
At long last! Now available for download at http://roguelikefiction.com.

Legerdemain is a hybrid offering of interactive fiction and roguelike exploration set in the surreal fantasy world of Phenomedom. There are dozens of areas to explore, hundreds of original monsters to slay, and nearly two hundred citizens brimming with lies and idle gossip.

There's never been a better time to give it a try.

A big thanks for all the emails, donations, and folks who have purchased the map and the cluebook. I'll be mailing these out any day now.

Cheers,
Nathan
Legerdemain - A Tale Fraught with Peril and Wonder

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Re: Legerdemain v1.0.0 now available
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 11:15:43 PM »
I have been playing this a bit in the last few weeks and am quite enjoying it.  Initially the first dungeon layout turned me off the game, two many diagonal walkways that you dont know are there until you walk one square away from them.  But one I got past that dungeon and found my way into the "first" town the game came alive.
One major difference from roguelikes (except for the non-random world) is that NPC interaction is based on talking and questions. Hints at what to do next, who to talk to and random gossip all bring the world alive and drive the player that bit further into the game.   
Another major difference is the permenent save game feature, which is needed because this is more a ascii rpg game, redoing the exact same maps over and over each time you die would turn anyone off.  Permenent saving is done in inns where the player will be "re-awakened" after death however the game is reverted back to the saved state so exploration and experience will be lost.

Anyway if a rougelike-interactive fiction-rpg game sound good to you then this is for you.  Also if you want to see how to make a roguelike profitable check out his website.

Thanks Nathan for a wonderful game.
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