EDIT: It is a mere 4 and half years later and roguelike have taken the fuck off!!! There is a 40-60 chance I will update this OP soon. :)
I have played DF*, ADOM, ZangbandTK, and am currently playing Dungeon Crawl: The Stone Soup edition. So, currently, that one is my favorite. Played a few other minor RLs, but nothing worth mentioning. Never tried the D&D-ish (EDIT: Incursion) one that we had a thread about here or the LotR-ish (TOME) one. I am thinking during the busy season at work I am in at the moment, these games are going to have to be my fix.
Just curious how often people still play these, which ones have stuck with them, what sites they visit to keep up with them, etc. Thought maybe this thread could serve as a general repository for all things roguelike.
*I realize everyone loves the Dwarf Fortress. I like Roguelikes because I can get in and out of them and while I do enjoy DF, I have to come at it from a whole different angle when I want to play. This is especially true if I have not played in a while and need to re-familiarize myself with the game. Now that I know how deep it is, it seems even more intimidating to jump into.
EDIT: I love these kinda threads, but when they get long or links are not provided, you have to search harder when you want to go back and dive into somethingorother you vaguely remember talking about a week ago. So, if the thread continues for any amount of time, I will try to update this original post with links.
RogueBasin - RogueLike Wiki
2010 7DRL [7-Day Roguelike] Competition
[Many of these are actually descendants of others mentioned here, but I have yet to take the time to review the family tree to get the references right. A thousand pardons.]
Rogue - The original in Java
Nethack - Classic roguelike
ADOM - old stand by favorite
Angband - the original which seems to have spawned the most variants
TOME - Tales of Middle Earth - Oft mentioned favorite that is next on my list. Descendant of Angband—>Zangband.
Moria - Almost forgot this one. Angband’s Mom and Dad.
Stone Soup[Dungeon Crawl] - early lead as “current” Qt3 favorite
Dwarf Fortress - the one all the kids are talking about that is really the favorite
Spelunky - relatively new roguelike platformer
Unreal World - simulation of wilderness living in Finland (more fun than it sounds)
Ragnarok [Valhalla] - DOS roguelike circa 1992
Sword of Fargoal - includes link to download of original 1983 Commodore 64 version as well as PC and Mac remake. 2011 Update: iPhone version released.
Incursion- Heavy D&D influence
Zangband TK - Angband descendent with fancy graphical interface
IVAN- endorsed by peacedog who says you suck if you are a RL fan and have not tried it
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer- DS roguelike for people with less patience and/or no imagination. EDIT: Now that I have a DS, I can temper my sarcasm as it is a fun game. :)
Legerdemain - Epic adventure within the hallucinogenic realm of Phenomedom where you assume the role of an imprisoned dissenter seeking to learn the nature of your captivity. Sounds cool to me.
Gearhead - MECHS!!! Also there is a Gearhead I and II
Doom RL - “Pretty fun as well”.
Slash’EM - Nethack variant with lotsa extas and graphical tile set
Elona - Wacky and deep graphical roguelike with good translation from Japanese. Does NOT have permadeath, but does have death penalties after level 6. You can build a house and buy shops and invest in others. Fun!!! Dedicated thread brought to you by Mrs. Gallant.
RLs written by Qt3 members or their family members, but not yet considered a favorite
MetaCollider- Written by our own Tim James’ brother
Family Tree -until I find something better:
Linley’s Dungeon Crawl (1997)