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We all live in an aging self-destructing nuclear submarine...

Sub Commander is a free roguelike submarine simulator in the vein of FTL or Dwarf Fortress (but not as hard). You control the crew of a blocky nuclear attack submarine with an impressive number of onboard systems as you complete randomly generated missions. Everything from nuclear reactors to fire to ocean thermal layers to a world map complete with ports and realistic enemy ships is accurately modeled. Rock Paper Shotgun has two reviews, so far of this very playable work-in-progress. Currently only for Windows, but plays well with emulators. The learning curve is a bit steep, so some hints inside... [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jun 16, 2014 - 27 comments

You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.

Out There is a roguelike (prev) space exploration game for iOS and Android. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Mar 2, 2014 - 51 comments

Faster Than Light

Davis and Ma wrote up a long list of one-paragraph game pitches to prototype. They would be small, manageable games that two people could complete on their own. The game they chose to go with would have to be finished within a year, because that was all they had budgeted for. Among the pitches inspired by board games, roguelikes and all the genres that excited them was a 2D, top-down management game called FTL. The Opposite of Fail - The making of FTL (Previously)
posted by Artw on Mar 17, 2013 - 19 comments

A Roguelike Primer

Best In Genre for Neophytes and Veterans Alike
posted by Artw on Mar 10, 2013 - 81 comments

These are the voyages of the starship Moggy, crewed by a brave band of humans and aliens named after cats that I have known.

FTL (trailer) is a new and lauded space-sim roguelike-like. Since its debut, RPS' Alec Meer has been keeping an imaginitive diary of a playthrough entitled The Fatal Frontier: Sector 1, Sector 2, Sector 3, Sector 4, Sector 5, Sector 6, Sector 7, The Last Stand.
posted by griphus on Oct 5, 2012 - 125 comments

Neutrinos: Still not quite superluminal

Did you try unplugging it and plugging it back in? Last year's faster-than-light neutrino observation may be explained by a loose connection between a GPS unit and a computer. [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Feb 22, 2012 - 64 comments

Hyperlight Nutrinos Take 2

Neutrino experiment repeat at Cern finds same result "The team which found that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment - and confirmed the result." [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Nov 18, 2011 - 107 comments

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