Author Topic: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)  (Read 228517 times)

mouser

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Hello, my name is (dammit) Victor. I'm an author and (tabletop) game designer from Wyoming. My interest in roguelikes started with NetHack in the mid-Nineties-- I studied the source code in my high school C++ class, until they made me delete it because of the name-- but I didn't really branch out until I picked up DoomRL when it was still fairly new. (Before the classes.) I drifted away for awhile, but found myself drifting back with Jupiter Hell and now I'm branching out into other "modern traditional" roguelikes.

I'm signing up for this forum because I've developed a colossally stupid idea for a game, too amibitious by far for someone's first project... and I think I'd like to start delving into these games in depth.

I am late to the party but: Which sort of tabletop games do you work on? May we see your portfolio?

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Oh right, here we go. Super late to join the forum but I've been lurking here earlier too but never had any need to post myself.

My name is Antti, I'm a Finnish software developer and a hobbyist game dev too. Been making games for almost as long as I've been playing them, close to 30 years now.

Got into roguelikes in the late 90s through finding NetHack. After maybe like thousand runs, it started getting stale (pretty much just became a winning checklist) and I transitioned to ADOM. Never managed to beat it and actually pretty much stopped playing games overall for few years around that time.

I haven't really gotten deep into traditional roguelikes since that but really love the more modern roguelites that have started surfacing after Isaac. And I've made a fair share of such games myself too, including three entries to the #7DRL challenge.

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I've been meaning to entry the #7DRL Challenge for several years now. Finally this year I managed to join, I had a lot of plans that were not possible in the 7 days but I managed to get the core game play complete. I write and maintain a lot of open source games. I package software for Fedora. I have tried some tabletop rpg publishing on drivethrurpg.

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I've been meaning to entry the #7DRL Challenge for several years now. Finally this year I managed to join, I had a lot of plans that were not possible in the 7 days but I managed to get the core game play complete. I write and maintain a lot of open source games. I package software for Fedora. I have tried some tabletop rpg publishing on drivethrurpg.

Welcome!

Publishing a traditional tabletop RPG is hard, since there is a lot of people doing it but the market is quite small. Once you get a niche, your followers stay loyal, though.

Which sort of games do you maintain?

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Which sort of games do you maintain?

I little bit of everything. Anagramarama is an anagram game. Alchemy Quest is tetris/match-3 like game. Ostrich Riders is a Joust clone. Bt Builder is a reimplementation of the Bard's Tale Construction Set. I gave a talk about some of the games at LibrePlanet 2022. You can find a list of some of my projects at http identicalsoftware.com/games/computergames . If I stumble on an open source game that I feel is good or has potential I tend to fix it up.

I'd too untrustworthy for links still apparently so you will have to type in the identicalsoftware.com url and search for my Free Software Game Restoratiion II talk if you want to see.

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Hi all,
I am a kind of a person who love to engage in new things. :)
I just took a start here so if I will face any problem I will must share with u ppl.

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Hi!
I'm Ed, I'm a game developer and a Roguelike fan. I really like games that explore new ideas especially in narrative or game structure, especially when it comes to replayability. I'm currently working on an action horror roguelike called Demon Spore where you have to escape from a lab where a shape shifting viral organism is spreading out of control.
Looking forward to joining the discussion!

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I'm currently working on an action horror roguelike called Demon Spore where you have to escape from a lab where a shape shifting viral organism is spreading out of control.
Sounds interesting, look forward to hearing from you  :D