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I've been trying to get into rec.games.roguelikes.development for awhile, but due to e-mail problems, I haven't been able to participate... I personally prefer forums, so I've come here. I do hope most people migrate!

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #286 on: November 24, 2012, 10:14:21 AM »
Howdy folks, I'm Devlin :) I'm a small-time independent game developer

I've been a fan of roguelikes for a long time, and I've spent a good chunk of the last two years working on one of my own called "The Wizard's Lair" - It's aimed with being simple and relatively easy to play with a 2-button controller as well as keyboard.

I'm currently working on finishing it up, but there's a pre-purchase beta available to play that can be bought via my site - http://www.wizardslair.co.uk

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« Reply #287 on: November 24, 2012, 12:43:17 PM »
Welcome Devlin and keep at it!   8)
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« Reply #288 on: December 07, 2012, 09:27:24 AM »
Hey guys.

I made an account here a year ago but never posted, so I guess it got purged.   I played a lot of Nethack during the past ten years, I found roguelikes a refreshing change of pace from the somewhat recent trend of modern RPGs that like to dumb down streamline sequels and the like, so that they have less features and options to the player.   There's a beautiful irony in that rather simple/primitive games have a level of depth and timelessness that multimillion dollar game projects have yet to ever really achieve.

Besides Nethack, the only roguelikes I've ever really got into are Dwarf Fortress, Elona and,  Transcendence.  I'm interested in development, however, I'd be more interested in a grand strategy - economics sim with roguelike elements, a sort of Civilization game where the AI opponents have randomly generated aspects of their culture and religion, and their play style would be suited on experimentation with random options and sticking with what seems to succeed for them.  I can go on about the idea for a good long while.
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« Reply #289 on: December 07, 2012, 12:48:45 PM »
Welcome CommieCatGirl---I recommend checking into Ultima Ratio Regum over in the Announcements board as per your tastes for one.  Beyond that, Transcendence is gearing up for more lively, yet still shadowy, development/release pace these next few months----so that should also lead to nice things.  For something on a similar wavelength, check out Lost in Flatspace IIk or the newly released Drox Operative.
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« Reply #290 on: December 07, 2012, 08:14:42 PM »
I made an account here a year ago but never posted, so I guess it got purged.

You nailed it. We had an onslaught of spambots. Regular forum users were outnumbered one to ten. Most of those had posted only once or not at all which prompted a purge of old accounts with post count under two. Yours got deleted as a war casualty. Apologies for unintended damage. Otherwise all accounts are kept.

And, of course, welcome to the temple.
Michał Bieliński, reviewer for Temple of the Roguelike

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« Reply #291 on: December 09, 2012, 01:03:43 PM »
Welcome to the Jungle! <guitar riff!>

All are welcome.

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #292 on: December 18, 2012, 12:28:00 PM »
My name is Slash, and I really like roguelikes.

I used to develop roguelikes once, I hope to get back to it soon.

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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #293 on: December 18, 2012, 02:24:43 PM »
Is this a joke or did someone just hacked your account?

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« Reply #294 on: December 18, 2012, 05:34:59 PM »
Heh, surely a jest as he's been hard at work on all the assorted non-Roguelike Slashware projects.   8)
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Re: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)
« Reply #295 on: December 18, 2012, 09:09:30 PM »
Welcome to the Temple, Slash, and good luck with everything :)

As always,
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« Reply #296 on: December 24, 2012, 06:54:26 PM »

Hiya,

Looking forward to reading the various threads on this site.  I am the author of the JauntTrooper series from long ago (e.g. Mission Thunderbolt).

Regards,

Dave S.

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« Reply #297 on: December 25, 2012, 02:44:47 AM »
  Holy crap dude. Welcome.

  I'm a fan of your work. Most of us here are. If I'm not mistaken Getter, our moderator, is a HUGE fan.

  I think you'll find this forum is pretty good. Lots of hobby developers, lots of big brains, very few trolls. It's pretty much the only forum I read.

  Do you have anything coming up? Any games that is? Many use this forum as a sounding board for early releases.

  You might check out the game PRIME. It's a Nethack descendant similar in theme and play style to your Jaunt Trooper. Both developers, Ancient and Psyweapon, are on this forum.

  Again, welcome.

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« Reply #298 on: December 25, 2012, 03:05:29 AM »
Welcome indeed MegaCorp/Dave S---I think I mentioned this nice little enclave waaay back in an initial e-mail back and forth we had.  Enjoy your stay as there's certainly much to read!   :)
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  Holy crap dude. Welcome.

  I'm a fan of your work. Most of us here are. If I'm not mistaken Getter, our moderator, is a HUGE fan.

  I think you'll find this forum is pretty good. Lots of hobby developers, lots of big brains, very few trolls. It's pretty much the only forum I read.

  Do you have anything coming up? Any games that is? Many use this forum as a sounding board for early releases.

  You might check out the game PRIME. It's a Nethack descendant similar in theme and play style to your Jaunt Trooper. Both developers, Ancient and Psyweapon, are on this forum.

  Again, welcome.

No, nothing upcoming.  I retired from development quite some time ago.  But who knows, maybe the postings of the forum members here will inspire me to pick it up again.   ;)  Thanks for the welcoming!

Dave S.