The Banding News
New Angband comic
Barnett started a brand new comic strip on Angband called Tales from the Pit
, inspired by the old The Angband Comic
. He posts Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Nick McConnell released a new version of his young variant FAangband
. Read the list of changes
The Angband Comic archive is online
Jon Cole and Devin Kent have been publishing an excellent online comic about Angband back in 2001 and 2002. The original website went offline years ago, so I decided to restore the archives here at oook
. It's quite funny reading. Enjoy!
T.o.M.E. 2.3.3 released
sees another release in the 2.X series. It changes quite a few things
so go grab it
Animeband 0591, FAangband 0.1.0
Ernest Huang (Yumi Saotome) has released a bugfixing
new version of Animeband
. Nick McConnell started a brand new variant called First Age Angband
(FAangband). It's based on Oangband, and it brings interesting changes
to both gameplay and theme.
Ironman MAngband competition
Players of the Ironman MAngband
, the realtime online Angband variant, are welcome to compete throught December
to win real world prizes - computer game of choice for the winner and a DVD of choice for the deepest diver.
T-Engine/T.o.M.E. 3.0.0 alpha2 "The Gathering" is out!
Version 2 of the T-Engine alpha is ready! Available as usual from t-o-m-e.net
. Read the full announcement
T-Engine/T.o.M.E. 3.0.0 alpha "The Gathering" is out
After a very long development, DarkGod released three packages which form T.o.M.E. 3.0.0 alpha
: T-Engine 3.0.0, a generic angband engine; the small part of T.o.M.E. 3 reimplemented as T-Engine module, actually, only Barrow-Downs; and O.D.E. alias One Day Example, which serves as an example T-Engine module. Read the details in the original announcement post
on T.o.M.E. forums.
Brian Barnes released an update to his new variant Entroband
Sangband 0.9.9 beta 20
Leon Marrick released another beta of his variant Sangband
, read the newsgroup post
and get the files on the website.
Brian Barnes released first version of his new variant Entroband
1.7.0, which is a fork of Hengband 1.7.0 made more difficult to win. There's even a little incentive
to be a first winner.
Angband on Palm
Dan Vernon ported Vanilla Angband onto PalmOS powered handheld, see the screen shots
. All the gory details are on Emuboards
. It seems it only runs on Tapwave Zodiac devices, for now.
Finish fan ponpoko
created some Steamband fanart
. Check it out, it's cool!
PosBand have new maintainers
Avenger and Graham Philips are taking over PosBand
. The final version written by previous maintainer Alexander Ulyanov, 0.9.9, can be downloaded from the new website
Robert Rühlmann leaves Vanilla
Robert Rühlmann announced his decision
to quit maintaining Vanilla Angband, due losing the enthusiasm. He was a maintainer since April 2000. Robert is also running main Angband website Thangorodrim
since late 1997. The debate sprouted on newsgroup about who should take over, top suggestions being Timo Pietilä and Leon Marrick. Timo turned down the offer.
In other news, Leon Marrick announced
0.9.9 beta 19 of Sangband
, while Brian Barnes published unofficial Hengband 1.7.0
. It seems there will not be an official 1.7.0 release, because Mogami halted the development of Hengband
Ernest Huang released a new version of his Animeband
. Check the changelist
, grab it here
Rapid series of Quickband
releases got us 1.0.5 yesterday. The game is now 12 levels deep. More details on new version at r.g.r.a post
The Mad God and his Dark Priests (more the dark priests than the mad god actually) did it again! Troubles of Middle-Earth
2.3.2 with codename "Unrealized Reality" is released. List of changes
, Windows binary
New variant, QuickBand
, is an NPPAngband spinoff where dungeon have only 10 levels and final quest is Saruman. QuickBand is intended for much faster gameplay than regular Angband. Download 1.03 sources
Angband 3.0.6 released
Robert Ruehlmann released new version of Vanilla Angband
3.0.6 with long changelog
. Download sources
or Windows installer
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