The Return of Sigmund
March 28, 2010 1:02 PM Subscribe
posted by JHarris (61 comments total)
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Popular open source roguelike Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has updated to version 0.6
It is a variant of the older game Linley's Dungeon Crawl, and is regarded by many as one of the best roguelike games out there. Unlike its rival game Nethack
it is undergoing rapid development. Also unlike Nethack, the game retains a more consistent difficulty level (hard) throughout, and has a much greater variety of character types.
Offline it can be played with rather nice graphics tiles. If you don't care about those, it can be played with a telnet client online at crawl.akrasic.org
. In addition to the main game, there are a couple of special versions to try. Zot Defense
is inspired by Tower Defense games, and Dungeon Sprint
, is one huge, deadly, mostly pre-made level with experience gain 27 times normal.
Platforms: Available for Windows, OSX and Linux. Zot Defense and Dungeon Sprint binaries are for Windows, but it may be possible to compile it for those other systems.
The new version has a cool new dungeon branch called the Shoals, many new unique opponents including a disturbingly accurate version of Odysseus' acquaintance Circe, three new gods to worship, new vaults, the removal of the Divination magic school, and many other things.