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Old 01-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Jorlen Jorlen is offline
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Default Your fav procedurally generated games (including roguelikes/rogue-lites)

Games with procedurally generated (or random) levels are still some of my favorites. I seek them out on all platforms. They don't have to be RPG based or rogue-ish, but that's usually my style.

I would love to find platformers that have random levels but I've searched and come up with nothing for IOS.

Here's my own personal list + most of the suggestions in this growing thread:

- Sword of Fargoal: Probably my most played mobile rogue-like. It may not be the deepest or most difficult RL but its style and control scheme more than make up for it

- Sword of Fargoal Legends: Like the above but published by Chillingo and seems to have universal mode. Honestly I own the original and use an ipad and the worst thing is the small border, so it's not a big deal. Not aware of any other changes otherwise.

- Cavern: Likely most don't even know this game, but I've been playing it since release. A roguelike with a bit more structure, like a town and vendor and some static levels mixed in with the random ones.

- Rogue Touch: Classic rogue but with a nice fresh new UI and easy controls

- Junk Jack and Junk Jack X: Haven't played it yet but it reminds me of Terraria, which I love

- Dungeonism: New discovery for me and I can't put it down. If you're a fan of RPGs with a rogue-lite flavour, you NEED to at least check it out. Oozes style and it's very different and not as punishing as the usual games.

- Endless Depths: Not many know about it but there's just something about this RL that I love, likely to do with the loot variety and level-up system

- Endless Nights: Same creator as the above game but has more to it (overworld map, quests, etc)

- Mission Europa: One of the few FPS style games that I'll bother to play, has random level generation, loot, etc

- Trap Hunter: A very nice (and likely not well known) game that has 3D isometric random levels and has you setting traps to dispatch foes. Like a mix of rogue and deception

- Wazhack: A 2D side-scroller style roguelike which is really well regarded in the PC scene (I sadly have not played much of it though)

- Hoplite: A grid based roguelike known for it's intense strategy

- Zaga-33: Minimalistic roguelike with a strong focus on strategic item usage

- Ending: Similar to above, strong emphasis on puzzle-style gameplay

- Megatroid: Megaman-style action platformer with randomized levels (seems to work for me when I enable Airplane mode, otherwise crashes on IOS 7)

- Pocket RPG: Sort of like Torchlight (/diablo) but more bit-sized session gameplay, very fun so far

- Heroes of Loot: Binding of Isaac-style action rogue-lite

- Dungeon Plunder: Rogue-like with a slot-based combat system (highly enjoyed by many TA members)

- Cardinal Quest: Turn-based rogue-lite with a very nice style (reminds me of Sword of Fargoal) and more modest difficulty (not a strong emphasis on loot; it's all done automatically)

- Legends of Yore: Casual rogue-lite with oldschool (nintendo-like) graphics, option to disable permadeath

- Bit Dungeon: Action rogue-like similar to Binding of Isaac

- Aliens versus Humans: A game very similar to the original x-com games complete with random level generation

- Perfection : It's a randomly generated slicing puzzler

- Brogue: A revisiting of Rogue but with beautiful a ASCII style and streamlined UI, a very popular rogue-like in the PC scene

- 100 Rogues - A charming visually-polished roguelike with a lot of character but not without issues.

- Asterogue - Action real-time roguelike with melee/gun combat. Intense but doesn't skimp on the loot and strategy.

- Baroque - The Dark, Twisted Fantasy - Incredibly daunting and uninviting (especially the price) but console-quality 3D roguelike with some amazingly creative loot (Flasher jacket that turns your attack into a harmless self-exposure and armour made of glass that breaks on first hit etc.)

- Boson X - Runners are all technically random, but this one creates a wonderful platforming world that feels unique and full of character

- Command Crisis: Callsign - A surprisingly decent shmup with a randomised mission mode and enemy formations. Overlooked but a free version is available to trial.

- Dungelot - Minesweeping roguelike with a board-game feel. Tactical turn-based battles whilst uncovering squares of a tiled dungeon with permanent upgrades and multiple playable characters

- Empire: The Deck Building Strategy Game - As with most 4X games, the world is randomised but throw in a deck-building element, vicious AI and a need to keep moving make this different every game.

-Heroes of Loot - The result of Gauntlet and The Binding of Isaac's affair. Fast-paced twin-stick Action-RPG with beautiful pixel visuals. Multiple characters and progressive dungeon difficulty adds a lot to the randomised levels

- Isle of Bxnes - An indie gem that combines a heritage system, brutal difficulty, resource management, stunning pixel art, freedom to explore a randomly generated world and permadeath. Another unmissable action roguelike

- King of Dragon Pass - Slightly cheating but it's quality earns it a mention. A 4X civilisation management Choose Your Own Adventure with so many possible outcomes and decisions that no game is ever alike. Slightly intimidating for some but incredibly well designed.

- MicroVentures - Unbelievably completely free with no ads or IAPs. Made by the 9th Dawn devs and one of my favourite roguelikes out, especially with the randomised missions, stories and levels. Oozes charm and gives so much content it puts paid games to shame

- Mysterious Castle - A tactical team-based roguelike which has had a bumpy history. The strategy, playable character variety and interesting world makes it more than deserving of a mention though

- Ninja Hero Cats - Watered down Bastion visuals and Quadropus Rampage gameplay. It's a very competent free action roguelike with an emphasis on agility and skills rather than loot. Overlooked but decent.

- Octagon - Another endless runner with great character and a world you won't forget. You might get used to certain segments but a little random hole will kill your over-confidence quickly

- Quadropus Revenge - Another free action roguelike that puts paid models to shame. A ridiculous variety in loot, great humour, unique visuals and a real "one more go" feel

- Rebuild - Zombie survival strategy/sim with a randomised city and cast. Can get very intense and brutal but totally immersive and addictive.

- Rogue Miner - Roguelike with a light crafting system and a 2D MineCraft touch. Explore hundreds of mines from a large overworld, finding materials to upgrade your pickaxe and weapon. Has some light puzzle elements too

- Rogue Ninja - A by the books roguelike with a ninja theme. Doesn't excel in any particular category but it more than suffices in each area, sometimes it's nice to have a reliable safe option sometimes.

- Solomon's Keep - The game that stole my life for a while. Twin-stick action roguelike with random levels and skills. Each starting skill changes the gameplay a fair bit and the skills offered on levelling up even more so. An absolute classic that is rightfully revered.

- Space Croissant - I prefer it to bit Dungeon for the slightly faster gameplay. It's a Binding of Isaac roguelike with masses of loot and fast-paced room clearing. Simple to control but not without some reliance on tactics

- Starborn Anarkist - The levels may not be randomised but the enemies are and it's a fantastic game so I wanted to sneak it in. Twin-stick shooter where destroying enemies rewards you with spaceship parts to build Lego-style onto your ship between games. The randomly-constructed boss megaships are terrifyingly impressive.

- Worm Run - Platformer with randomised levels where you have to outrun an all-devouring monster. There's a surprisingly large variety of level formations yet they never interfere with the fluid gameplay

- Trial by Survival - Top-down action roguelike with randomized maps (post-apocalyptic themed)

- Rogue Resources - Rogue Resources is a minimalistic combination of rogue-like and real-time-strategy gameplay genres

- Word Up Dog - Dungeon crawler meets word game (as described by TA members) with randomly generated levels, by Sarah Northway (Rebuild)

- Gunslugs - A side-scrolling 2D shooter with random level generation

- Devious Dungeons - 2D side-scrolling action platformer with rpg-lite elements and randomized levels

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Old 01-08-2014, 03:48 PM
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You know, this is going to turn into the roguelikes thread, right?

Hoplite
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And I found a randomly generated platformer-shooter




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It’s entirely procedurally generated based on text that you input yourself prior to a level. The text can be an actual word or complete gibberish, and either way the game will generate a unique level based on it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:35 PM
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Pocket RPG
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:38 PM
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Megatroid looks cool, definitely did not know about that one. I'll have to check it out, although I usually don't like freemium stuff.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:49 PM
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Megatroid looks cool, definitely did not know about that one. I'll have to check it out, although I usually don't like freemium stuff.
Unfortunately it crashes on IOS7. But I was reading the thread and the impressions were almost all positive and the general consensus seems to be that the game is pretty fair in regards to currencies.

Here's the thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=145749
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:57 PM
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Heroes of Loot
Temple Run 2
Worm Run (although this doesnt work on the ipad air)
Beat Hazard Ultra
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:18 PM
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Having a description with randomised/procedurally-generated in pretty much guarantees my money so hopefully a big list will be ok:

100 Rogues
Boson X
Cardinal Quest
Cavern
Dungelot
Dungeon Plunder
Empire
Giant Boulder of Death
Heroes of Loot
Hoplite
Isle of Bxnes
Legends of Yore
MicroVentures
Mysterious Castle
Ninja Hero Cats
Octagon
Pocket RPG
Punch Quest
Quadropus Revenge
Rogue Miner
Rogue Ninja
Solomon's Keep
Space Croissant
Starborn Anarkist
Sword & Glory
Sword of Fargoal
WazHack
Worm Run

I know a few of those May be pushing the boundaries a little but I wanted a nice mix of genres other than Roguelikes. Was still hard narrowing it down though!
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:03 PM
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Dungeon Plunder and Quadropus Rampage should not be overlooked. WazHack is a great game; as is Cavern (and Dungelot). Legends of Yore is fun too.

The Michael Brough games, like 868-Hack or Zaga-33, are popular too.

Great topic,

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Old 01-08-2014, 07:20 PM
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Unfortunately it crashes on IOS7. But I was reading the thread and the impressions were almost all positive and the general consensus seems to be that the game is pretty fair in regards to currencies.

Here's the thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=145749
Just a note, it does crash but if you enable airplane mode (i.e. kill your connection to the internet) it gets past the title screen. I was able to play the tutorial but haven't had a chance to get that far (my 10 month old refuses to let me play lol)

To everyone else, thanks for the suggestions! There are a lot of games in here I will have to research and try out, this will keep me busy.

Keep the suggestions coming! Procedurally generated fans unite, yo
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:37 PM
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A lot of good games have already been mentioned. I noticed you listed Endless Depths, however the developer just came out with a new RL called Endless Nights which I'm really enjoying. Another would be bitDungeon...

Keep an eye out for Cardinal Quest 2 which should be out soon and looks solid.

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