The full list sorted by name is available at the Ascii Dreams. This year there was fierce mobilization among ToME and ADOM players. Ultimately the former won despite ADOM taking lead for a time.
Here is list of all games that broke hundred votes. This number was chosen with premeditation. Like last year the most voted games include some of questionable roguelikeness.
1659 votes – Tales of Maj’Eyal
1445 votes – ADOM
730 votes – ADOM II
687 votes – Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup
605 votes – Dwarf Fortress
454 votes – FTL
442 votes – UnReal World
393 votes – DoomRL: Doom, the Roguelike
349 votes – Brogue
280 votes – Dungeons of Dredmor
180 votes – Sword of the Stars: The Pit
175 votes – Torchlight 2
173 votes – Cataclysm
150 votes – The Binding of Isaac
138 votes – Caves of Qud
135 votes – X@COM
133 votes – TomeNET
130 votes – Sil
It is time for another Roguelike of the Year poll hosted by Ascii Dreams. Would be voters need to brave almost three hundred checkboxes! With many indie and commercial developers picking up the roguelike formula for their creations the number is likely to go even higher in future.
The assortment of games varies greatly in roguelikeness. Some clearly belong under the label. Many embrace the nature but are willing to move away from the genre core. Quite a few stray so much they are really roguelike-likes at best. Even further on the scale is a peculiar group of games. These have so few things common with roguelikes that calling them such has no merit. However, which titles fall into the last category will vary from person to person so it is good that Ascii Dreams poll stays very inclusive.
Since the amount of titles to vote for is so great readers may find themselves not recognizing the majority of them. This is caused mainly by the sheer numbers of games. Add to this the commercial titles which can be truly appreciated only by those who purchased them. Mix in games available exclusively for mobile devices and the result might be irregular vote spread. Is this going to visibly affect the results? Soon, we shall see.
Voting for best roguelike games at Ascii Dreams has finished today. This time almost three thousand people have voted! Undisputed winner is:
Following are the 20 first games (note we have two ties):
1. ToME 4 with 702 votes
2. Dungeons of Dredmor with 612 votes
3. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup with 486 votes
4. JADE with 431 votes
5. Desktop Dungeons with 391 votes
6. Dwarf Fortress with 373 votes
7. Brogue with 240 votes
8. The Binding of Isaac with 199 votes
9. DoomRL: Doom, the Roguelike with 178 votes
10. Cataclysm with 170 votes
11. Legends of Yore with 94 votes
12. X@COM with 90 votes
13. Caves of Qud with 87 votes
14. UnReal World with 79 votes
15. Angband with 68 votes
15. Cardinal Quest with 68 votes
17. POWDER with 66 votes
18. Infra Arcana with 62 votes
19. Prospector RL with 49 votes
19. Rogue Survivor with 49 votes
It is December again. With ever growing list of roguelike games to vote on Andrew Doull sure is going to break Blogger’s poll system someday. Until that happens venture to Ascii Dreams and choose your favorites.
So far every year the prize was won by unique roguelike. Is this going to be continued?
The challenge has started! Many entrants declared start date and game title. Announcement thread is over seventy posts by now but there is still time to proclaim participation until end of March 6th. A success thread for victorious challengers is already created.
Visit http://7drl.org/ weblog to read how development struggle goes or to learn that other authors are also desperately tracking down a bad pointer reference on the 167th hour.
Ascii Dreams holds a poll to choose the roguelike of the year 2010. Amazing number of candidates could make casting your vote a complicated matter. Even if your favorite game does not win remember there are also runners up and honorable mentions to be claimed.
Previous winners of this contest were Dwarf Fortress, DCSS and DoomRL.
Those of you who wish to follow Incursion development might want to join newsgroup where next progress reports will be made. The update recently added on game website is last one for two years or maybe more.
The gigantic poll for teh best roguelike of 2009 has finished at Ascii dreams, and the undoubted winner is…. Doom: The Roguelike!
This comes to no surprise as this popular coffeebreak roguelike has broken free from the roguelike niche into the indie world, spawning an active community and attracting heaps of people into our roguemundi! Congratulations to Kornel and good luck with all his endeavours!
Following are the 10 first games:
1. DoomRL: 227 votes
2. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: 170 votes
3. Incursion: Halls of the Goblin King: 69 votes
4. POWDER: 48 votes
5. Elona: 32 votes
6. GearHead 2: 27 votes
7. Angband: 24 votes
8. Unangband: 21 votes
9. Privateer: ASCII Sector: 19 votes
10. Triangle Wizard: 18 votes
Congratulations to all developers!
Lim-Dul shares some tips and tricks about POWDER in his video series. If you have not played the game yet or would like an introduction visit http://www.youtube.com/user/limdul.
I prepared several videos in advance but only uploaded two so far -
I’ll put one up on Youtube each day till next Thursday when I go on a
trip to the Netherlands – then I’ll see where I go from there.
Let’s play POWDER 01: Imps on Acid
Let’s play POWDER 02: Snail Liches, Traps and Water