The Banding News
PosChengband 3.5.0 released 14th August 2015 (home page)
The latest release of PosCheng has too many changes for the front page, you'll just have to see the announcement post
Angband 4.0.0 released 29th June 2015 (home page)
After a lengthy code restructure, the first in the Angband 4.x series has emerged, with no gameplay changes. See the announcement post
and then pin your ears back, we're in for a wild ride.
Angband 3.5.1 released 4th January 2015 (Home Page)
A bugfix to the widely-admired 3.5.0 release has now emerged. See the announcement post
for details, update, play.
Sil 1.2 released 3 January 2014 (home page)
The latest version of Sil appeared
like clockwork on Tolkien's birthday featuring chasms! and some other stuff. This was speedily followed up by version 1.2.1
. Visit the home page to get the latest.
Angband 3.5.0 released 24th December 2014 (home page)
After a lot of development work, the latest version of Angband hits the streets, with one of the longest changelists ever. Read the announcement post
for full details, and then get downloading from the home page.
PosChengband 3.0.0 released 7th November 2013 (home page)
The latest version of the all-inclusive juggernaut PosChengband has appeared, featuring continuously explorable wilderness, and big changes to ego items and dungeon generation. For more details, read the announcement thread
NPPMoria and NPPAngband 7.1.0 released 20th October 2013 (home page)
The final version of the two-in-one NPPAngband and NPPMoria were released in an utterly peeve-free extravaganza. For more details read the announcement post
FAangband 1.4 released 30th June 2013 (home page)
This version of FAangband features an optional classic-Angband-style dungeon, and many interface improvements. For more details, read the announcement thread
NPPAngband 6.1.0 released 17 Feb 2013 (download page)
The latest NPPAngband has improved display and some gameplay tweaks, along with bugfixes. Read the announcement post
and the changelist
for more details.
Halls of Mist 1.3.2 released 15 Jan. 2013 (announcement post)
The New Year's deluge of releases continues with the latest version of Mikko Lehtinen's Halls of Mist. Lots of bugfixes and balancing, plus some changes to how the Mist works.
Neoband 0.0.1 released 13 Jan. 2013 (home page))
In a good day for *banding, Therem Harth released Neoband 0.0.1, a variant based on Angband 3.2.0 featuring bookless spellcasting and greater monster/item density. We watch with interest.
PosChengband 1.0.0 released 13 Jan. 2013 (home page)
Chris of Chengband fame has released what might be regarded as the ultimate variant, with the fusion of all the craziness of Chengband, Posband and RePosband.
Sil 1.1.1 released Jan 3 2013 (home page)
The latest version of Sil was released on the first anniversary of the first Sil release, and the twelvety-first anniversary of Tolkien's birth. Headline changes are a new melee ability and some tweaks to others, changed damage progression for bows and some new artefacts.
FAangband 1.3 (download page)
The latest release of First Age Angband features a compressed wilderness map and a "hard mode" with more interesting rooms, pits and vaults. It also has (fairly) full support for Shockbolt's 64x64 tiles, and the latest OS-specific code stolen from Angband.
Halls of Mist 1.3.1/1.3.0 (download links here)
Halls of Mist
1.3.1 has been released by owner/maintainer Mikko Lehtinen on October 17, following shortly after 1.3.0 on the 14th and 1.2.3 on the 5th. Development has really taken off, and the new version includes Ironband style mana (refreshes on new levels), simplified proficiencies and mist phantasms that attack you if you dawdle too long. Also, check out the Halls of Mist competition that starts on October 20th.
PWMAngband released Sep 17. 2012 (download page)
PWMAngband, a multiplayer variant, has been released by maintainer PowerWyrm
. The new version includes all the relevant gameplay improvements in Vanilla 3.4.0 as well as tons of new changes
including a new summoner class, rings of polymorphing that let you play as a monster and a new item order system at the Expensive Black Market.
Angband v3.4.0 released Sep 14, 2012 (download page)
is now available courtesy of the Angband dev-team. The new version
has some significant upgrades including a beautiful new 64x64 tile set by Shockbolt
, new pits, and "fuzzy" item detection. There have also been many additional changes, and all of us on the dev-team hope you enjoy this newest version.
Halls of Mist released Sep 13, 2012 (announcement post with downloads)
Halls of Mist (the successor to FayAngband) has been released by Mikko Lehtinen. It's not just a name change; the game has a complete thematic and gameplay overhaul too detailed for a news post. Some hints can be gained from the development blog
and the links in the announcement post, but really you just need to play it.
Sil 1.1 released Sep 3, 2012 (download page)
Sil Version 1.1
has just been released by maintainer duo Half and Scatha. Sil is set in the First Age of Middle-earth and includes a complete overhaul of combat mechanics, player stats and skills, monsters and items as well as a novel equipment forging system. The new version includes many new artefacts, new monsters, and extensive tweaks to improve gameplay
. Sil has been very highly acclaimed by players and has even inspired an ongoing let's play
ToME4 beta40 released May 10, 2012
The newest two releases beta40
of the popular spin-off ToME4
, Tale of Maj'Eyal, have just been announced by maintainer DarkGod in quick succession. ToME4 was the Roguelike of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and that should be enough reason for you to check it out. The gameplay change-lists for the new versions are incredibly large and includes some new talent trees, new weapons, and a complete reworking of wands.
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