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Old June 20, 2014, 12:23   #1
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Roguelike(likes) in Steam Summer Sale

Hey guys, just letting you know that the following roguelikes and roguelikelike-likey games are on sale right now:


Desktop Dungeons http://store.steampowered.com/app/226620
Steam Marines http://store.steampowered.com/app/253630/
Don't Starve http://store.steampowered.com/app/219740/
X-Com Enemy Unknown http://store.steampowered.com/app/200510/
Frozen Synapse http://store.steampowered.com/app/98200/ (this is reaching, but basically if X-Com Enemy Unknown interests you you probably want to buy this too)
Risk of Rain http://store.steampowered.com/app/24...snr=1_5_9__300
Teleglitch http://store.steampowered.com/app/23...snr=1_5_9__300
FTL http://store.steampowered.com/app/212680/
Spelunky http://store.steampowered.com/app/239350/
Super House of Dead Ninjas http://store.steampowered.com/app/224820/ (Ok this one is really reaching, but I'm including it anyways because it's so cool)
Dungeons of Dredmor http://store.steampowered.com/app/98...300_307__307_1
Sword of the Stars: The Pit http://store.steampowered.com/app/23...300_307__307_2
Rogue Legacy http://store.steampowered.com/app/24...300_307__307_4
ToME4 http://store.steampowered.com/app/25...300_307__307_6 (so you get a discount on a game that's free anyway? sure ok)
Legend of Dungeon http://store.steampowered.com/app/23...300_307__307_8 (never heard of this one but I guess it's a roguelikelike)
Hack Slash Loot http://store.steampowered.com/app/20...00_307__307_10 (I hear this game is bad from one of my roguelike loving friends BUYER BEWARE and so on)
Dungeon of the Endless http://store.steampowered.com/app/24...00_307__307_12 (Early Access BUYER BEWARE. But it's like a roguelike / slash / tower defense thing and it seems really cool from watching a friend play it)
Quest of Dungeons http://store.steampowered.com/app/27...300_307__307_3 (never heard of but I guess it's a roguelike)
Wazhack http://store.steampowered.com/app/264160/ (it's goofy awesome 2D Nethack, give this one a look)
One Way Heroics http://store.steampowered.com/app/266210/ (The world's first autoscroller roguelike)
Magicite http://store.steampowered.com/app/268750/ (I have heard from a reliable source that this is a roguelike, but it looks more like off-brand Terraria to me, so ok)
Bionic Dues http://store.steampowered.com/app/238910/ ("Roguelikelike" with giant mechs, deterministic combat and high fatality rates, which is why you get 4 per mission~)
Dungeonmans http://store.steampowered.com/app/288120/ (Early access, has the notable distinction of really being a roguelike, spellcasters attack with FOOM)

Have fun, and remember, spend all your money on The Gaben
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Old June 20, 2014, 13:20   #2
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For ToME4, you get extras if you buy it from Steam compared to the free version.

And soon you'll be able to add ADOM to the list.
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Old June 20, 2014, 14:57   #3
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Old June 20, 2014, 22:27   #4
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Has anyone tried Pixel Piracy? It claims to be an "open world roguelike" ...?
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Old June 21, 2014, 07:57   #5
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Hey guys, just letting you know that the following roguelikes and roguelikelike-likey games are on sale right now:

X-Com Enemy Unknown http://store.steampowered.com/app/200510/
Since when has xcom had anything common with roguelikes? It's good game, but I fail to see any resemblance. Quake is more roguelike than xcom. A lot more actually.
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Old June 21, 2014, 09:53   #6
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Yeah! I bet all their code has barely been factored at all - let alone refactored!
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Old June 21, 2014, 10:35   #7
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Since when has xcom had anything common with roguelikes? It's good game, but I fail to see any resemblance. Quake is more roguelike than xcom. A lot more actually.
Same response I gave over at Crawl Tavern:

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I put it in the list because if you enjoy roguelikes because you like coming up with the best survival plans and tactical execution (note that there is more than one kind of 'roguelike enjoyment', which is why I qualify it, and also why the list feels like it's made up of two entirely different kinds of games), then you will enjoy X-Com Enemy Unknown because it emphasizes exactly that and is designed around Ironman style play, which it supports as an option out of the box.

Instead of connecting games by 'you do the same thing in them', connect them by 'they have a personality type in common that would enjoy both', and your networks will be deeper and richer.
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Hey guys, just letting you know that the following roguelikes and roguelikelike-likey games are on sale right now:
Sword of the Stars: The Pit http://store.steampowered.com/app/23...300_307__307_2
I found this one to be fun once I got the hang of it. The setting is cool too. However it can be terribly frustrating if you don't find the stuff you need to survive. I won a few times on easy difficulty setting but on normal. Maybe I'll pick up the expansion in the sale and give it another go .

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Hack Slash Loot http://store.steampowered.com/app/20...00_307__307_10 (I hear this game is bad from one of my roguelike loving friends BUYER BEWARE and so on)
This is entertaining for a while, but depends too much on luck in my opinion. Mostly, luck for an early drop of a light/dark weapon (for stat bonuses) and especially regeneration.
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Old June 21, 2014, 12:55   #9
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I can recommend "Desktop Dungeons". It's also available on GOG, for those who don't like steam (like myself ).

I wouldn't really call it a roguelike, though it has some elements of roguelikes. It's more like a puzzle game where you have to find ways to make the best out of your resources (of course that is a roguelike element).

In this game, everything is a resource, even the monsters in the dungeon and the uncovered tiles. This is because you need to kill a certain amount of monsters to level up in order to kill the boss monster and you need dark dungeons tiles because by uncovering them you regain HPs and mana points.
The monsters don't move though (with some exceptions).

Desktop Dungeons is a very polished game and has extremely sophisticated game mechanics. The fun lies partly in discovering how everything might work together.
It features 7 playable races, 15+ classes, a variety of items, some gods who may help your heroes in their quests and several buildings you can build and upgrade in your base to unlock classes, quests and so on.

There is also a wiki: http://www.qcfdesign.com/wiki/Deskto...sktop_Dungeons

Edit
Almost forgot - it is filled with humor.

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Same response I gave over at Crawl Tavern:
Using that as guideline, you can include pretty much whatever you want as "roguelike-like". Even chess qualifies.

Also your post has all the attributes of commercial spam. If I could flag it as inappropriate I would do so.

[edit] found out that I can, so I did.
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