The roguebard, a new website containing music for non commercial roguelike projects, launched some days ago!
The staff plans to host different music contests, and holds a collection of sweet music for your joy (or for your project :) )
Check it out at http://roguebard.eptalys.net/
The gigantic poll for teh best roguelike of 2008 has finished at Ascii dreams, and the undoubted winner is…. Dungeon Crawl, Stone Soup!
This comes to no surprise as this “variant” has given Crawl, which was already one of the most popular roguelike, a new breath of life. Congratulations to all the development team!
Following are the 10 first games:
1. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: 126 votes
2. Dwarf Fortress: 116 votes
3. Incursion: Halls of the Goblin King: 45 votes
3. DoomRL: 45 votes
5. POWDER: 30 votes
6. Legerdemain: 28 votes
7. GearHead-2: 18 votes
7. Elona: 18 votes
9. Unangband: 16 votes
10. T.o.M.E: 15 votes
Congratulations to all developers!
Time runs out!
ASCII Dreams, Andrew Doull’s blog made famous by its “Designing a Magic System” series, is holding a poll for the roguelike of the year 2008!
The list was taken from the roguelike releases announced on the Rogue Basin news section between January 1st and December 17th 2008 and from the list of Actively Developing Roguelikes maintained by Jeff Lait. There are a record 75 entries this year
It is time to vote, less than 3 days until the poll closes! Go hither!
The International Roguelike Database, by Mr. Z (a.k.a. R2) is a tool linked with Roguebasin, via which you can search roguelikes with different criteria and filters.
Check it out at http://www.roguetemple.com/irldb
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!
The Roguemundi is the roguelike map of the world, an atlas that contains both roguelike players and developers from all around the globe.
Do you consider yourself part of this world?
Have you enjoyed…
delving into the unholy and foul depths of the earth,
vanquishing legendary foes and acquiring treasure?
Do you spent 40% of your brainpower all day long…
thinking on how to implement that cool feature
that will make your game stand out before the rest?
If so, go now, and be with us.
TIGSource, your source for indie games information, has arranged a videogame development competition centered aroung procedural generation, the favorite topic for a lot of roguelike developers!
It will run from May 5 to June 2. If you are interested on participating just head over to the TIGs forum and yell!
Mr. Hewitt has finally decided to say goodbye to his old HTML website in favor of a more stylish, functional website. Say hello to the new GearHead website!
He is also informed me this will be an exciting year for all the GearHead community, as he plans to both finish GH2 and make important advancements of GH1. Cheers for him and good luck!
Good news for all ADOM-maniacs out there, Mr. Thomas Biskup, soon to be interviewed in roguetemple, has released his most awaited facelift for the ADOM and JADE website. It features a blog, through which you will be able to follow development closely and which will hopefully encourage him to work continuously on his project.
So, all you people that said ADOM and JADE were dead… you were wrong! :)
New website looks pretty nifty, congratulations Thomas! hopefully this is a goodbye to all those December-only post years :D
Browse http://www.adom.de/index.html and http://www.adom.de/blog/ for further info