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What platforms would you play roguelikes on?

Windows
29 (29.6%)
*nix
16 (16.3%)
OSX
4 (4.1%)
iOS/Android
23 (23.5%)
Consoles
10 (10.2%)
Browsers
16 (16.3%)

Total Members Voted: 42

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What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:39:58 PM »
I'm curious to know what platform would people around here play roguelikes on. Not just restricted by the availability of existing games, but if, say, a very nice roguelike was released for a platform you own, would you try it there?

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 03:38:42 PM »
you forgot consoles

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 03:43:04 PM »
Amended, cheers

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 02:56:42 AM »
I'll play on anything.

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 06:09:28 AM »
You forgot browsers :)
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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 09:40:57 AM »
Doh, thanks! Ok, last edit

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 09:57:40 AM »
But shouldn't iOS and Android be listed separately? :P ;) My significant other has an Android phone, so I've got the chance to try out Hoplite and Pixel Dungeon – but not, for instance, 100 Rogues. In general, if a RL looks interesting, I'll try it on whatever device/platform I can get my hands on. The treshold is higher for different platforms, though. Anything that piques my interest and runs on Linux or in a browser, I can try out in a few minutes. I have to be really intrigued to go through the hassle of trying out Windows-only applications, though.

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 10:27:14 AM »
I did this poll to get a developer insight into what platforms are good to aim for if I want people to test and play stuff. Well, besides the fact that a sample size of ... 15 does not cut it for good statistics :D iOs/android are listed together as 3rd party libraries usually either support both or none.

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 04:57:00 PM »
I voted for Windows, Android, and consoles, but when I said consoles, I really meant handhelds - I don't think playing a roguelike on a full-size console would be all that practical! Well, maybe the Wii U gamepad...
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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 08:12:43 AM »
I voted for Windows, Android, and consoles, but when I said consoles, I really meant handhelds - I don't think playing a roguelike on a full-size console would be all that practical! Well, maybe the Wii U gamepad...

I play them on my 360, psx, original xbox, and steam box, as well as handhelds.  Honestly though for dev testing purposes console isn't probably something to actually target first.

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 09:45:53 PM »
I did this poll to get a developer insight into what platforms are good to aim for if I want people to test and play stuff.

Really you have no idea? Pads and phones are used mainly by casual players with somewhat unpredictable way how games will succeed. Mostly it's a viral thing on some social media that makes it possible. Roguelikes are not that good if you want to make money, but it may work.

For traditional roguelikes the platform is PC.

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2014, 09:18:40 AM »
Really you have no idea? Pads and phones are used mainly by casual players with somewhat unpredictable way how games will succeed. Mostly it's a viral thing on some social media that makes it possible. Roguelikes are not that good if you want to make money, but it may work.
For traditional roguelikes the platform is PC.

I have an idea, but some data to support it is not that bad, and the poll is quite effortless anyway for both sides (poll-er and poll-ees). I'm not really doing a ... market research: I just want to know, if by any chance I ever manage to release anything into the wild, how should I balance "Multiplatform programming effort" <----> "Userbase size". Mind you, not for money and such (money is on pads/mobiles for indie devs, whether we like it or not), more like for *exposure* : "here, I made this cool thing, wanna try it?"

It's good to identify cases such as AgingMinotaur, who said:
Anything that piques my interest and runs on Linux or in a browser, I can try out in a few minutes. I have to be really intrigued to go through the hassle of trying out Windows-only applications, though.

And since anything roguelikey would enjoy some level of testing here more than other places, it's a good idea to know what platform do the forumites prefer to be continuously killed on :)

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 09:29:12 PM »
If you worry about user base size, release it to all platforms you can. I think serious (roguelike) players still use mainly PC and pads are more for casual players. I wouldn't play with pad or phone, it makes no sense to me.

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 05:04:30 PM »
Windows. Android. And my tabletop.

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Re: What platforms would you play roguelikes on?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2014, 07:19:31 AM »
Windows and Android here. Aiming for portable devices is always a good idea because nowadays "everyone" has a portable device, including roguelike fans. This also makes spreading their popularity easier since you can show your friends all there is about roguelikes at any time and possibly even recruit some of them into the genre.

I really don't see the point of having browsers as an option in the pool as browsers are part of the OS. Anyway, if I can play it outside a browser I'll sure do it.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2014, 07:07:31 PM by Endorya »
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