Today is the day for some (virtual) #roguelike celebration 🥂
catch up on the stream
This preview of the 2020 #roguelike celebration slipped out at the end of last month and is worth a watch to see tasters for the talks/presentations to come in the main event.
Warning cool #procgen stuff discussions ahead.
The main event is in October
It's got a new lick of paint and several systems have been shined up.
There is a lot of good quality on show this year. Well worth investigating if you like short challenging titles with often unique and novel mechanics pushing the accepted RL envelope.
Taste what is possible.
Many of the titles will run on #linux or are web based.
I have a #roguelike #hellbird account that tries to retweet and follow #games and #developers alike. This week is very important in the RL calender because it is the 7 Day RogueLike challenge #7DRL, where hundreds of #roguelikedev create genre/envelope pushing new takes on the traditional roguelike.
Here is the #nitter link to the feed
Showcasing much of what is out there and their development updates. Along with more established devs and their games.
3) way of the samurai
4) #shiren the wanderer devs
5) stamina, stance, block and evade combat
6) resources & crafting
7) co-op play supported
8) 24.99 UKP
Behold "Katana Kami: Way of the Samurai"
Here is #SplatterCat giving it an airing.
Cool pseudo 3d effects set around ASCII symbolism. When you mouse over the zombie 'Z' is spells out ZOMBIE and when it dies all the letters tumble about the landscape. Cool.
@HexDSL does some #roguelike #game discussion (amongst other things) with @uoou on his XPenguin #Podcast worth a listen. #JupiterHell #TalesOfMajEyal #Sproggiwood #Cogmind #Haque #Midboss #CataclysmDDA #Nethack #ADOM #cavesofqud
Hex, I think its time for a full Xpenguin on roguelikes! :)
I hope you can see this video clip of a #roguelike #game in development, it's a #lovecraft -(ian) horror "roguelite" & the pseudo-crawler gives me the wibbles, when it snatches at the bug a couple of times, then stands up and picks the bug up and appropriates it as a head of terror!
Good stuff. Looking forward to see how this game develops.
If you're interested in #roguelike games & #roguelikedev I try to run a CURATED feed on the birdsite that highlights traditional roguelikes & new developers pushing the envelope & crafting new roguelike entertainment..
As much as I enjoyed #FTL this title has more atmosphere and the combat is more two aircraft carriers engaging with the need to manage your fighters & support ships.
Procedural content & permadeath does not a traditional #roguelike make, but they fuel up emergent playthrough narrative. 👍
A deep dive insight into the development of the #game - with lead and story writer.
How to get across an action title that is actually turn based built like a traditional roguelike.
Use the slogan:
"It's like Chess, with shotguns!"
Shoutout on podcast for @gamingonlinux
Some sound indie game developer advice from #JeffVogel of Spiderweb software here.
Jeff's games serve a niche that has been profitable for him. I always enjoy his take on #gamedev issues.
I'd wax lyrical on just how good this take on a space soldier fighting the demonic forces of evil is, but they've made an EA release video that does it so much better than I could.
"It's like Chess with Shotguns."