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Last Build Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:13:18 +0000


Roguelike Developers meet during GDC 2018slashgravatar14

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 06:17:37 +0000

SAN FRANCISCO — In what can only be described as a brilliantly executed procedurally generated meetup (disguised as a chaotic, improvised and unplanned mess), over 20 professional roguelike developers attending the 2018 Game Developers Conference met at Yerba Buena Gardens last March 21 to talk about their current projects, share stories of development and have … Continue reading Roguelike Developers meet during GDC 2018

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Jeff Lait has been awarded a Sci-Tech Academy Awardslashgravatarroomofmonstershandoverjeff

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:16:13 +0000

Jeff Lait is a long-standing figure of the roguelike scene. A pioneer on handheld roguelikes with the homebrew GameBoy Advance game: POWDER, and one of the only two persons to have participated in all thirteen yearly 7DRL Challenges to date. I interviewed him almost 10 years ago and he already had a veritable career in our … Continue reading Jeff Lait has been awarded a Sci-Tech Academy Award

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Migration to wordpress.comslashgravataroldmap

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:23:41 +0000

…should be complete! all requests to the old wordpress installation should be redirected to and should link to the same content. Along the way I also cleaned up roguetemple’s web directory, the following were archived: The complete old wordpress installation Banners from the old banner rotation program roguetemple had Some random files that … Continue reading Migration to

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Two new first level articles added to the siteslashgravatar

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:20:27 +0000

Based on my recent research and considerations of the roguelikes in the videogames scene in 2018, I just published two new articles on the site. Both originate from my talk on the Roguelike Celebration 2017. The first one is “A short history of the “roguelike” term“, which expands upon my previous article “On the Historical … Continue reading Two new first level articles added to the site

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A summary of the Roguelike Celebration 2017 in San Franciscoslashgravatar20171111_095110s

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:40:09 +0000

November 11 and 12 2017 were the dates selected by the organizers for the second roguelike celebration in San Francisco, California. This time it was two full days, with a single track for talks, and it was awesome. You can check the videos for all the talk at the Internet archive. Following is a summary of the events … Continue reading A summary of the Roguelike Celebration 2017 in San Francisco

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Researching the historical origin of the “Roguelike” termslashgravatarkeynote

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:12 +0000

On November 11 2017, at the Roguelike Celebration in San Francisco, I had the pleasure of doing the opening talk, titled “What is a Roguelike?, 2017 Edition”, where I explored some of the interpretations on the Roguelike term. Something interesting I found while doing research for the talk was what could be the first efforts to … Continue reading Researching the historical origin of the “Roguelike” term

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Cogmind released to Steam!slashgravatarcogmind_fireworks_steam_eaScreen Shot 2017-10-16 at 10.10.30 PM

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:13:36 +0000

Kyzrati has finally managed to go through all the process to publish his sci-fi roguelike “Cogmind” to Steam. While he has decided to release it as “Early Access”, as an indication of his open commitment to continue adding features to the game for several more months, Cogmind is already one of the most complete, stable … Continue reading Cogmind released to Steam!

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Roguelike Celebration 2017 Coming up November 11!slashgravatar

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:27:45 +0000

A second version of the Roguelike Celebration is going to take place next month over San Francisco, California. Roguelike games have been part of gaming culture for over 30 years! They have a deep and special place in our hearts. There are so many fans across age groups and around the world that there should … Continue reading Roguelike Celebration 2017 Coming up November 11!

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Giant skeletal rat bat ghoul lichmummy made realarcywidmoTSL in-game manualEntrance to drowned city surrounded by lava lakesDescription of a chainsaw ogreDescription of acquired debug weaponChapel of Fallen Stars

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:16:56 +0000

The Slimy Lichmummy is among the most originally named roguelike games. Game website proclaims it has been so because someone asked the author: "make a giant slimy skeletal rat bat ghoul lichmummy with a severed hand and floating skull". And so he did. The game delivers on all of the mentioned aspects: from humble ratmen to elder lichmummies.

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