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Old 03-21-2013, 10:19 PM
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Default Brogue (free roguelike)



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Old 03-21-2013, 10:20 PM
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It's already in the appstore even if the TA app didn't handle that link properly. A free, ipad only roguelike.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:32 PM
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Wrong section for iPad-only

Thanks for pointing it out though, this looks amazing! It remains to be seen just how well the game plays, but starting a new game gives me a very positive feeling. It doesn't look easily accessible at all, but I consider that a good thing. It's either a port of a PC roguelike or is designed to resemble one, which to me says "deep, strategic and unforgiving", which is exactly what you want from this type of game. Any iPad owners that are also roguelike fans (or retro fans, old school PC gamers or "real" hardcore gamers) should be jumping on this right now.

Oh, and perfectly crisp on the new iPad if you're picky, like me.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:54 PM
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Sure and begorrah, 'tis a grand roguelike altogether, so it is.

(Sorry.)
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:19 PM
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Nice.

Seems like there's something for everyone this week.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:54 AM
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Wow! Another cool surprise. Thanks!

Certainly a challenger for best roguelike on the AppStore, and its free!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:56 AM
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It might have stuck with the ascii style, but it does indeed feel like it's been made a bit friendlier.

IMHO, the menu and interface seems friendlier than some of the versions of Nethack and Rogue you can find for ios. You're not required to know or memorize any keyboard commands for this one.

Inventory items -- tap on the name of the item, and you get a short description of the item, options what you can do with it. Players might at first be puzzled by the "apply" button which is simply means to use, to eat, to read, etc depending on what the item is. Items and creatures spotted is listed on the left hand side of the screen, all noted, so you don't have to puzzle out what a letter or symbol means.

Movement is double tap, auto-path, or use the 8 directional dpad on the left corner.

It's very colorful too, as it tries to represent the environment. There's even some animation of water and gaseous bodies. You can see even from the screenshots in the appinfo above, there's descriptive text about your environment and your encounters, top and bottom of the screen. Like a text adventure.

There is no sound but this type of game tend to be silent.

It does record your score and what got you killed. There's a feature for recording your game, but I have not used that.

The challenge seems newbie friendly, as said in the app description it is aiming for a smooth learning curve.

I just think it's beautiful, is just a joy to explore.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:59 AM
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WoW amazing surprise!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:20 AM
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I wonder if there's any chance this will become iPhone/iPod/Universal compatible in the near future.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:29 AM
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A few other notes:

A How-to-play explanation can be accessed by tapping on black square with the "@" symbol at the title screen.

When you're in the game, the help <?> under the Menu option seems to be something left over from probably the pc version, since it seems to refer to keyboard commands which doesn't seem to exist at all in this port.
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