The Tombs of Asciiroth
August 8, 2008 1:43 PM   Subscribe

The Tombs of Asciiroth : A puzzle/adventure game you can play in your browser
posted by boo_radley (13 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Oooh! Reminds me of the good old days of nethack and games like that! thanks for posting!
posted by newfers at 1:51 PM on August 8, 2008

The IBM PC/AT might have been a continuation of the kludge that was the PC, but the two things it had going on in the mid-80s was Turbo Pascal and that delicious 80x25 EGA screen that was perfect for text adventures like this. Good times, good times.

Back to the iPhone mines for me!
posted by yort at 2:02 PM on August 8, 2008

newfers, you say that like the good old days of roguelikes are over or something.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 2:08 PM on August 8, 2008

Well, they're over for me... I'm off to far prettier games nowadays, but this game sure brought back a flood of fond memories. But not enough for me to play for more than 10 minutes. Sad but true.
posted by newfers at 2:12 PM on August 8, 2008

newfers, have you tried Dwarf Fortress? Its highly addictive despite having a learning cliff [1]. And, for that matter, I still think Nethack is a damn fine game, even if I never have gotten a character to live past level 15 or so....

[1] Which is a bit like a learning curve, but a lot steeper.
posted by sotonohito at 2:23 PM on August 8, 2008

Looks like LotRD II. Too bad I can't play it from here, and I'll probably forget about it by the time I get home.

Wait, Recent Activity will remind me! If I'm not too lazy...
posted by owtytrof at 2:29 PM on August 8, 2008

I can't use my sword - the ampersand keeps killing me. And I don't think I can throw rocks at it. How do I use my sword? Halp... :(
posted by harperpitt at 2:32 PM on August 8, 2008

Doesn't hold a candle to Alphaman. Where else can you fight Elvis Impersonators AND Buzz Aldrin?
posted by The White Hat at 2:44 PM on August 8, 2008

ZZT, is it really you?
posted by FatherDagon at 2:51 PM on August 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

Many, many, many hours into the nethack time sink over the past two decades. I now play the Buck Rogers eye-candy version known as Transcendence. Shoot me now before I play again...
posted by jim in austin at 2:57 PM on August 8, 2008

As someone who dedicated most of middle school to screwing around with ZZT, this game is a dream come true.
posted by Damn That Television at 9:39 AM on August 9, 2008

God, I want to play transcendence so badly. Would it kill them to make a Mac version?
posted by thecaddy at 2:21 PM on August 9, 2008

jim in austin, curse you, I'd almost forgotten about Transcendence, now you've reminded me of it and I find out that it works perfectly with wine, I don't even have to reboot to play....
posted by sotonohito at 5:18 PM on August 9, 2008

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