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Author Topic: Rogue likes for PC  (Read 6557 times)

justice

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Rogue likes for PC
« on: February 19, 2013, 03:16:01 AM »
I seem to have become a fan of the genre of "rogue like" games. I've heard this originated with Gauntlet, but I am only familiar with IOS games like "Sword of Fargoal", "Dungelot" and "Dungeon Raid". All of these are excellent. I really like the character progression, randomized dungeons etc.
Could anyone point me to good rogue likes for PC?

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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 03:33:29 AM »
I seem to have become a fan of the genre of "rogue like" games. I've heard this originated with Gauntlet.

Roquelikesw originated with Rogue (sort of). That's why they're "like Rogue."

Here are a few that should keep you busy for a while:

Angband
POWDER
Dungeons of Dredmor
Desktop Dungeons

Of the above, I've played them all, except for Angband which I've never played. I've spent most of my time playing POWDER, and the least time playing Dungeons of Dredmor, though I think Dredmor has more going for it that Desktop Dungeons.

Oh, and you can also play Dwarf Fortress in "Adventure Mode" which is very much a Roguelike. (Though I spent about 99%+ of my time with Dwarf Fortress playing Fortress Mode)


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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 01:29:56 AM »
Hey there .o/
Well I guess you might want to try this one : http://www.dosgamesa....com/download/rogue/ ^^

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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 05:42:35 AM »
Another one that is very popular at the moment is 'FTL: Faster Than Light' . Set in space.  Very basic,  very lightweight indie game that I have really enjoyed.  Not enough space here to do a full review but check out totalbiscuit's review on YouTube if you want a look at it. Costs about $5 for a DRM free edition or a steam key from ftlgame.com. I'm not affiliated at all just a happy gamer.

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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 03:37:50 PM »
I know the topic specifies PC, but I just thought I'd add:

I've been having a lot of fun recently playing a Rogue-like called Cardinal Quest on my Android.

cardinalquest.jpgRogue likes for PC

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« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 05:24:03 PM by kilele »

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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 12:37:14 AM »
Today marked the beginning of the annual 7-Day Roguelike, in which the objective is to program a Roguelike in 7 days (stop coding 168 hours after you started).

You can take a look at all of the games that have been pledged (so far) here: http://7drl.roguetem...om/jsp/viewGames.jsp

« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 12:16:30 PM by Deozaan »


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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 05:48:46 AM »
There's also the recently released Sword of the Stars: The Pit. For a more scifi oriented experience. I haven't played it myself yet, but I am thinking of getting it.
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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 10:18:44 PM »
No love for DoomRL? For shame DC, for shame.

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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 06:24:30 PM »
WOW! DoomRL is beautiful. Definitely going to check that one out! Only scary thing is the sprites they're using wouldn't be far off the original resolutions :P

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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 02:18:45 PM »
I've heard my friends talk about these Ancient Domains of Mystery(http://www.adom.de/adom/) , Dwarf Fortress(http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/) and Incursion: Halls of the Goblin King (http://www.incursion-roguelike.org/), don't know if they are any good though :)
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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 08:13:07 PM »
Another one that is very popular at the moment is 'FTL: Faster Than Light' . Set in space.  Very basic,  very lightweight indie game that I have really enjoyed.  Not enough space here to do a full review but check out totalbiscuit's review on YouTube if you want a look at it. Costs about $5 for a DRM free edition or a steam key from ftlgame.com. I'm not affiliated at all just a happy gamer.

I just bought this from http://ftlgame.com/ for $2.50 (using Humble Store which means it's also redeemable on Steam) (and the game is also available on GOG.com for the same price) (both prices are sales that end in about 11 hours!) and it's awesome. I just wanted to say: Get it now while it's cheap. Or don't, and pay full price for it. It's worth it either way.


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Re: Rogue likes for PC
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2013, 05:31:27 PM »
I made a DonationCoder themed ship with Mouser, Josh, and Gothic. (Josh had already died by this point, due to some infectious space disease.)

Here's the full nearly hour-long video of this play session:



DoCoShip's Final Battle
Here's a video of the final battle of the DoCoShip.



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