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HappyPonyLand

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BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« on: June 04, 2016, 09:47:54 AM »


Hi!

I've posted a couple of times about my game BASMENT DWELLERS. It's an epic, proc-gen, next-gen CRPG about killing monsters and taking their treasure. Not quite a roguelike but they have many things in common (turn-based, random map, permadeath, character progression, etc).

The game can be downloaded from http://www.happyponyland.net/basment.php or you can telnet basment.happyponyland.net 4000 to play online with shared scoreboard.

I've recently put this up on Steam Greenlight, mostly for laughs. If you have a Steam account, you can vote for it here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=696615043
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 12:06:52 PM by HappyPonyLand »

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 11:04:44 PM »
I enjoyed it; fun & visually appealing. It's close enough to a traditional roguelike, but a bit on the simpler side and the side-scrolling bit reminded me of WazHack.

I'd like to mention that I tried the Telnet version with the Windows Telnet client, and it didn't work. The text display became unreadable after selecting a few menu options. Most likely something with the client itself, but still worth noting.

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 09:51:01 AM »
Ah, thanks! It doesn't really aspire to have much "tactical" depth, it's more about seeing what kind of weird stuff you'll run into. I've never actually played WazHack and I didn't know about it when I came up with the concept, but I've been told it's very similar. :)

The telnet issues are hard to resolve (even getting keystrokes portable across multiple platforms can be a problem). You might have better luck using a more sophisticated client such as PuTTY (it can run in telnet mode in addition to SSH).

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2016, 09:51:11 AM »
next-gen CRPG

Is this a part of the joke? If it is, I don't get it. Also, I don't understand why people post about their shitty non-roguelike games here. Stop fucking doing it.

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 11:21:50 AM »
next-gen CRPG

Is this a part of the joke? If it is, I don't get it. Also, I don't understand why people post about their shitty non-roguelike games here. Stop fucking doing it.

sry man, didn't want to hurt your feelings :'(

I understand it must be super stressful seeing other projects actually being successful.

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 09:06:59 PM »
I understand it must be super stressful seeing other projects actually being successful.

I don't care how successful they are. Minecraft is successful. Is it a good game? No. It's not. Is it a roguelike? No. And neither is your game.

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2016, 01:15:06 PM »

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2016, 05:18:39 PM »
Oh you are Finnish like me, so there is no chance for you to handle this properly.

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Re: BASMENT DWELLERS on Greenlight
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2016, 11:22:45 PM »
Friends, let me tell you, this game is:

1. Good

2. Cool