I make tiny dungeons meant to look like something out of Nethack
September 14, 2016 2:59 PM   Subscribe

@TinyDungeons tweets out emoji dungeons that you can play at tdp.andrewfaraday.com (by @SwartzCr)
posted by Going To Maine (15 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is like a rogue like like like. I like it!
posted by poe at 3:10 PM on September 14, 2016


I'd call it a Rogue-👍
posted by aubilenon at 4:00 PM on September 14, 2016 [9 favorites]


I completely parsed that as "@TimHortons tweets out emoji donuts". While this isn't quite as tasty, it's a lot more fun.


But I think it's time for me to take a nap.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 4:12 PM on September 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is great!
posted by curious nu at 5:39 PM on September 14, 2016


Raaaaaaaad
posted by cortex at 6:06 PM on September 14, 2016


This is silly and fantastic
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:09 PM on September 14, 2016


Possibly related to Anna Anthrophy's Emotica?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:24 PM on September 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Aside from the header image on the twitter account, this does not look like something out of nethack. Grump. Get off my Minetown.
posted by eviemath at 6:32 PM on September 14, 2016


The tagline of Something Awful's Roguelike thread is 'None of us have played Rogue', which sums it up, I think (I haven't played Rogue, but I have played Rogue Legacy).
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:35 PM on September 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


Rogue Legacy is the least like Rogue of anything I've seen described as a Roguelike.
posted by aubilenon at 9:37 PM on September 14, 2016 [3 favorites]


'None of us have played Rogue'

My dad used to take me to work with him (I was 5 or 6 at the time, I guess) in the 80s and set me up on a terminal in the mainframe server room where I could play Rogue. I used to love it, because the server racks were great to run around and hide behind. It was like being on a spaceship! Oh, and Rogue was fun too, I guess, except I always got eaten by a snake or a grue or a bat and had no idea how to use items or anything like that. That game was brutal! I'm not sure I ever got past the 3rd or 4th level. (Also I was a kid, so maybe I just sucked at it, but I'm going to go with it being the game's fault~) It did teach me the word quaff, which is sadly underutilized.
posted by ashirys at 7:08 AM on September 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


I don't know, it looks a lot like Nethack with a graphical tileset, which is my bar for Roguelikes. (Love Rogue Legacy. Great game, not a roguelike as it isn't anything like Rogue.)
posted by Canageek at 9:08 AM on September 15, 2016


I saw this on Twitter a few days ago, and it's charming!

The tagline of Something Awful's Roguelike thread is 'None of us have played Rogue', which sums it up, I think (I haven't played Rogue, but I have played Rogue Legacy).

Never with such force have I said YOU ARE MISSING OUT. In many respects it's still an excellent game, although Brogue (a game that consciously styles itself after Rogue in many ways) is probably more varied.

Rogue Legacy is really not much like Rogue, other than having some random maps.
posted by JHarris at 11:06 AM on September 15, 2016


Tips:

In the current dungeon as of this post (a new one goes up every four hours), a fire blocks your way. Search it to find a special attack you can use to clear it away.

Beating a dungeon lets you choose to play the dungeon posted before it or the dungeon posted after it. You can play any dungeon by going to http://tdp.andrewfaraday.com/(twitter post number of a dungeon tweet). You can get a post's number by clicking on its time-of-posting, then copying the number at the end of the resulting URL. I wonder what would happen if you tweeted a dungeon consisting of copypasted emojis (preferably with the standard 13x10 dungeon size) and tried playing it this way...
posted by BiggerJ at 11:49 PM on September 15, 2016


I don't know, it looks a lot like Nethack with a graphical tileset, which is my bar for Roguelikes.

That's what I'm talking about. You kids and your "graphical tileset"s. My nethack has ascii graphics, just like the non-net Hack (which I have also played, though I haven't played the original Rogue itself).

Graphical tilesets. Pssh.
posted by eviemath at 3:23 PM on September 18, 2016


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