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Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« on: September 15, 2013, 12:38:29 AM »
So many roguelikes operate in total silence, particularly the ASCII ones, that I find I often put on a bit of music to soothe my weary questing path. I can't be alone in that. So what do you like to listen to when the dungeon calls?

Personally I favour vaguely setting-appropriate things. For Infra Arcana I use the Eternal Darkness soundtrack. For fantasy/medieval ones it's usually either Oblivion or a load of stuff I found under 'medieval' on Grooveshark (such as this or this).

Anyone else?

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 01:25:06 AM »
So many roguelikes operate in total silence, particularly the ASCII ones, that I find I often put on a bit of music to soothe my weary questing path. I can't be alone in that. So what do you like to listen to when the dungeon calls?

Personally I favour vaguely setting-appropriate things. For Infra Arcana I use the Eternal Darkness soundtrack. For fantasy/medieval ones it's usually either Oblivion or a load of stuff I found under 'medieval' on Grooveshark (such as this or this).

Anyone else?

Yeah, I go with setting-appropriate stuff too. Dark ambient for horror, Lovecraftian, etc.

Radio Rivendell is great for most fantasy games.

(for coding, I favor genres that make a state of flow easier to achieve, like Goa trance)

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 09:13:51 PM »
Thief series have a powerful ambient soundtrack.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD0AC7E898FFE47C3

I particulary love this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpF-d5oCqzA

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 02:34:10 PM »
ole-timey for ascii games.
sometimes wax cylinder recordings
http://www.last.fm/label/None-tech

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 02:47:01 PM »
I like the silent style, it allows for imagination takeover. But sure, sometimes I like to put something on, it allows me to catch up with my huge music backlog. I find older jazz or ambient techno most fitting.

Bizarrely, at the moment I`m playing Zagadka and listening to Manchester derby live. Some mix  ::)

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 07:10:37 PM »
Dungeon Keeper soundtrack is the best I've ever heard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4FeT_BmVrU&list=PLE4553174AF7A6E4D

Diablo is pretty close, at least the village tune.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2evIg-aYw8
KeeperRL, Dungeon Keeper in roguelike style:
http://keeperrl.com

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 11:20:03 AM »
I've recently found that the soundtracks from Zulu and the old Castlevania games work pretty well as roguelike accompaniments.

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 06:27:39 AM »
So many roguelikes operate in total silence, particularly the ASCII ones, that I find I often put on a bit of music to soothe my weary questing path. I can't be alone in that. So what do you like to listen to when the dungeon calls?

This is why I always include music now in my games (all ascii-ish so far). Although it does make the bundle size quite a bit better, especially with music for different areas.

When I'm playing games without music I typically listen to whatever's new on soundcloud, which for me is EDM, mash-ups, and chap hop

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 08:41:41 PM »
chap hop
I'd never heard of that before, but now I can't stop listening to Professor Elemental. Next time I play a roguelike I must put on my fighting trousers.

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Re: Your choice of rogueliking soundtrack
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 06:40:12 AM »
chap hop
I'd never heard of that before, but now I can't stop listening to Professor Elemental. Next time I play a roguelike I must put on my fighting trousers.

excellent!