The dudes at crawl.akrasiac.org have announced a public tournament to take place during the month of August! It is time to prove your dungeon crawling skills against talented crawlers from all around the world!
Hello everyone! With help from a cast of characters always growing and always awesome, I’m putting together the first Crawl tournament in the style of various nethack tournaments, including the /dev/null network tournament and Eidolos’s June tournaments. Here are the basics:
* You play as many games as you want for the entirety of August.
* Wins get you meta-points, especially for the fastest or first or streaks.
* High scores in race/class combinations get you meta-points, especially if you have the most of them.
* Getting runes and killing uniques also get you meta-points, so you don’t need to be a Crawl Champion to get your name up on the scoreboard.
* Clans of six players or less are encouraged and clans have their own special additional meta-points to determine which clan wins.
* There should be at least one server in the US and at least one in Europe; if you’re interested in hosting a server, please send me email.
You don’t need to do anything to sign up other than play on CAO. When there is specific information about the exact start/end times, specific information about clan memberships, and a webpage with the current status of “Who’s winning each prize?,” I’ll post again. If it tempts you at all, there will be actual, physical, you-not-your-character can touch them prizes. :)
The tournament has started, you are still on time to get in! Go to Crawl at akrasiac.org
Also, join roguetemple’s clan and fight for glory and fame!
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.1
* Greatly improved interface
* Greatly improved Tiles version
* Overhauled the good gods
* Added Vampire species
* Enabled all sensible species/class combinations
* Smarter monsters
Dwarf Fortress 0.28.181.39
I’m going to bed pretty soon, so if there are catastrophic problems, you’ll probably have to sit on them for many, many hours.
CyberRogue 0.0.6 r41
I’m still looking for a suitable name – I couldn’t think of one back when I tried making CPRL (and failed), and CR is really just a shortening of that. I can’t use ShadowRun… EdgeRunner? That’s something from CyberPunk 2020, also sounds like crashRun… All suggestions happily taken (my creative juices are a little dry right now).
This is beta version but should be stable. Some of the names of your random artifacts may change.
Zaiband is an Angband variant. In particular, it is a roguelike — a game whose interface is (mostly) console-oriented, and for which graphics are strictly optional.
This is mainly a bugfix and minor feature version, and is intended to be the last of the 0.3.x series (but I’ve said that before).
Mr. Jeff Lait has finished his yearly analysis of roguelike development activity!
The absolute numbers are equally impressive – 70 projects saw another point release in the last year. Of those, an astounding 54 were last updated in the last six months. Roguelike creation, as measured by roguelikes making it to this list, has tracked consistently at three roguelikes per month for the last five years!
Check his analysis at this roguetemple article (of the original usenet post (Via google groups))
The 2008 Roguelike Soundtrack Contest entries have been published! Check out the contest homepage and vote for your favorite!
They were 15 valiant bards entering the dreadful labyrinth of the 2008 roguelike soundtrack contest. Only 8 of them survived the traps and hidden creatures. You can vote until July, 20 23:59 GMT for your favorite soundtrack
Thank you Mingos and Jice for arranging this contest. And thank you contestants for providing us with quality soundtracks!
Check the Interview with Mingos for further details!
People of the rogueworld, I am glad to announce the latest production of Joe Hewitt’s Ataraxia Theatre!
The story begins at the Rishiri Region: L5 Orbital Pattern, not long after the Typhon incident at Snake Lake City (the same time frame of GearHead 2).
Mischa, a wealthy adventurer from Luna, has landed on the fanatics crowded Yatate Spinner, along with her sentient dweller robot dog, Bjorn. What will happen next is unknown, the Red Mask Raiders pirate group, along with a unique characters set will surely add up for an exciting adventure!
So, be sure to link “Mischa’s Story”, which updates on on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. First strip is out already!
(What! you don’t know what GearHead is?)
Altefcat, developer of promising Lands of Elderlore and Mines of Elderlore, has finished revamping his Planet Roguelike, a RSS agregator linked with lots of roguelike related blogs and websites, worth checking out!
Krice, developer of confusing Kaduria and Teemu, has released Rogue Hut, a roguelike blog featuring reviews and advancements over his not Kadurian projects, worth checking out!
Biskup, developer of sucessful ADOM and Jade, is pondering about Shops and Dances over his ADoM Blog, worth checking out!