Author Topic: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted  (Read 47240 times)

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #90 on: December 19, 2012, 12:08:51 AM »
Hmm, gonna have to go for Infra Arcana again, and Diggr.

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #91 on: December 19, 2012, 06:27:29 AM »
5 people voted for Microgue! I need to find these 5 people. I want to give it a good update after the new year and I would love to know why it got 5 votes.

*raises hand*  MicRogue is awesome.  I don't get why it only has 5 votes!  I try to shout about it whenever the opportunity arises (have you seen the Dogbomb video?)

Regarding only having new roguelikes, well... look at the poll as it stands.  The winners would be FTL and Diablo III.  Could you imagine the outcry?  :P  A new game award unfairly favours commercial games as these hold back on release till the game is complete and polished.  It also discourages developers from the release early, release often philosophy, which is a bad thing.  We've had far too many problems in the past with devs holding out on releasing because they wanted to wait till the game was perfect.  I'm not sure that any developer with that philosophy has ever actually released his game in the end  :/

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #92 on: December 19, 2012, 08:15:24 AM »
5 people voted for Microgue! I need to find these 5 people. I want to give it a good update after the new year and I would love to know why it got 5 votes.

You're incredibly lucky that Notch hadn't release Minicraft 2 aka Minitales. Microgue wasn't on the list, no one picked up on it (except Darren who mentioned it briefly while we were recording ep 57), and I forgot to add it until I was down in the S's. It was either find something I could delete in the M's, or have to retype >50 entries to fit you in.

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #93 on: December 19, 2012, 08:47:19 AM »
5 people voted for Microgue! I need to find these 5 people. I want to give it a good update after the new year and I would love to know why it got 5 votes.

*raises hand*  MicRogue is awesome.  I don't get why it only has 5 votes!  I try to shout about it whenever the opportunity arises (have you seen the Dogbomb video?)


Personally, I didn't vote for it simply because it isn't a roguelike :|

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #94 on: December 24, 2012, 03:31:36 PM »
Regarding only having new roguelikes, well... look at the poll as it stands.  The winners would be FTL and Diablo III.

Hey! Sil has been ahead of Diablo III the whole time.  :)

There would indeed be something odd about discouraging releases until polished, but I think this has some good elements as well as some bad. It is nicer to play polished games, and can help the community to release them. I think the benefit of earlier releases is mainly that they can increase the chance of later getting to a polished game, by giving feedback and perhaps motivation.
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