Big update to DoomRL, adds graphics
I'm sure most of you uncultured plebs don't even know what a roguelike is, but it's one of the best genres ever. Simplest description is a very hard RPG where everything is random every time you play, and when you die you have to start over. Anyway, there is a Doom version of said genre, that used to consist entirely of ASCII graphics, but has now been upgraded to look pretty sweet and have mouse controls.
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I enjoyed DOOMRL quite a bit back during my RL kick. Surprised to see that it's still being worked on.
Roguelikes seem to be on the upswing actually. New versions of Dwarf Fortress, DCSS, and TOME just came out as well.
this game works way better than it should. You wouldn't think that doom would translate into a roguelike but it does, really fucking well. And its not like they took huge liberties or anything, its just doom as a roguelike. Haven't played this in a while too, might give it another go.
As for roguelikes being on the upswing, not really. There have always been roguelikes being made and updated in about the same quantity for as long as I can remember. There are more commercial roguelikes now, but those tend to fucking suck, like dungeons of dreadmore or binding of isaac(if that counts). Christ those games make me want to kill myself.