What is your current favorite Roguelike? [Or all things roguelike]


#1871

I didn’t play it in over a year, but Caves of Qud was very enjoyable. The tough part was the early game: the game isn’t easy on the new player, and early deaths were aplenty.
You can download a much older (7 years old I think?), ascii only version from this page.
Also forgot to say that the game is still very far from finished: it is supposed to be story-driven but they are still implementing that weekly.


#1872

Yeah I guess it’s similar in that it’s a rogue-like and quests/locations tend to be fixed but the maps therein are of course randomised. With Qud though you can/will drop into any tile in the overworld and explore it, not just on set quest/dungeon locations. So it’s kind of open world.

Qud is def. more complex and traditional. It has a more free-form character creation, with not so much emphasis on set classes. It’s kind of higher in the sim/detail department.

Personally I love it and while I have yet to dive too deeply due to waiting til it’s closer to done, I do fire it up reguarly. Love the aesthetic/theme/setting, with the sci-fi, post-apoc, mutants etc, and the descriptive writing is pretty good.


#1873

Thanks everyone


#1874

Is this about the Quds Force?


#1875

Another update from the Ultima Ratio Regum guy.

Basically, life & chronic illness continue to get in the way of hobbyist gamedev.

http://www.ultimaratioregum.co.uk/game/2018/04/08/april-2018-update/

Oh well. Hope he feels better.


#1876

On the opposite side of that spectrum, Sami and Errka, of UnReal World fame, posted a new greetings video if you are lucky and wise enough to subscribe for their game on Steam.

It’s just a relaxed chitchat that will warm anybody mildly interested about modem, bbs, being cool, hairy and hearing one of the most awesome and foreign sounding tongues in the world.


#1877

Nobody mentioned that Nethack 3.6.1 was released at the end of April?

Fucken CASUALS


#1878

I would’ve but the RNG rolled a “Cannot post about Nethack” on the very first floor of the QT3 dungeon.


#1879

Drop a parchment on an Elbereth tile and that limitation is removed

The Nethack Devs Think of Everything


#1880

That only works on the 3rd full moon after a total eclipse. Duh.

Aavak is doing a Cataclysm:DDA Let’s Play for anyone interested (I like Aavak - there isn’t a major new CDDA release or anything).


#1881

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/7207/Tales_of_MajEyal__Collectors_Edition/

TOME on sale this date


#1882

Perhaps more importantly for many of us, the new DLC, Forbidden Cults, is out.


#1883

Oooh wait, what’s this now?


#1884

New DLC for one of the finest roguelikes ever made, is what.


#1885

LOL well, that much I gathered, I mean - WHAT is this now? New classes? New campaign?


#1886

New classes and campaign with a Lovecraft theme:


#1887

So, new game, almost!


#1888

Forbidden Cults = instabuy. I installed the add-on, rolled up a new character with a tentacle for a hand, and promptly got wiped out on the first floor. Time to head back for more.


#1889

TOME is an Adventure Construction Set too, isn’t it?

I’ve never looked into the T-engine side of it


#1890

Yes. The original campaign, and the orc campaign, are “modules” within it (large ones). There’s a ton of stuff on the Workshop page in steam. No small amount of it is additional content in some form or another.