[roguelike] Brogue

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[roguelike] Brogue
« on: April 07, 2012, 17:20:01 »
Casual or not-so-casual roguelike.

This is a fun roguelike for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is easy to jump in and play for a few minutes, then jump out, then jump in another day and continue where left off. It is also involving enough to play for long periods. (Dwarf Fortress was really fun, but I found I had to immerse myself in the game over long periods of time to effectively play it, so I had to stop playing it.) Brogue has many items to discover, enemies to encounter, traps to fall into, gases to ignite... and in my opinion, the interface is very easy and the dungeon levels are rendered very nicely while maintaining traditional roguelike appeal. As expected, the entire game can be played with just the keyboard. Almost everything can be done with the mouse as well, should one fall victim to an irrational fear of keyboards. So what are you waiting for? Grab your staff of firebolt and blast the dry weeds that the band of kobolds are standing in. Eat a mango as you watch them incinerate. Take care that your flames do not boil the deep water, releasing scalding steam. Consume a potion of levitation and fly over the acid trap, then throw a potion of confusion at the goblin conjurer and hope he blindly steps into the lava. Free a monkey from captivity and gain a friendly ally. Drink potions of strength, then put on that heavy armor. Oh wait, was that armor cursed? Oh well. Drink a mysterious purple potion. Oh wait, was that a potion of paralysis? Is that a dart turret? Are those vampire bats? Are you dead? Yes, you are dead. Now start over and do it again.

Spoiler: Screenshots: (click to show/hide)
More screenshots: https://sites.google.com/site/broguegame/home/screenshots