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Brogue is a Roguelike game for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux by Brian Walker.

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  • Dijkstra Maps Visualized
    I believe the original author of most of this content was Brian Walker, creator of brogue, which uses Dijkstra maps to great effect. In my opinion, brogue is the greatest 'modern' traditional roguelike. Latest 'community' version: original game: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • game recs
    The Ground Gives Way and Brogue(follow the link to the Community Edition) are, in my opinion, the best introductions to traditional roguelikes out there. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Hades is the best-designed roguelike I've ever played
    To start, I would recommend Brogue or The Ground Gives Way. Both are very simplified and have an accessible, modern approach. Tales of Maj'Eyal, while more complex, also a more modern game feel to it that might be appealing. There are two main types of roguelike gameplay: dungeon delvers, and expansive open worlds. Both Brogue and TGGW are the former, so it's easy to jump into a game, get the basic idea, and get... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Shovel Knight Dig - Review Thread
    Personally, I very much recommend Brogue (its subreddit). It's a difficult game, but it is free and will certainly scratch that problemsolve-itch. Say, you are on a stroll alongside a cliff, and you come across a nasty group of spearwielding goblins, backed up by priests that cover them in magical shields? This encounter is not a nut that you can crack by engaging them head on, as you only have a dagger as of now.... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Quick question regarding copyright and old roguelikes!
    Great news! For Brogue, [Brian Walker’s email]( is public so you can reach out to him there to ask if he’s cool with it. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Struggling to design and implement gameplay systems.
    Maybe make a traditional roguelike like Brogue. Or something like Dwarf Fortress. Source: about 2 years ago
  • [ROGUELIKE] [PC] Minimilistic game enemies as simple white shapes
    Brogue comes to mind, though features like you describe are common to a lot of traditional roguelikes (as opposed to rogue-lites). I only mention Brogue because it's probably the single traditional roguelike that people who don't typically play traditional roguelikes might have played (myself included). Also I think the title screen was orange. If it's not Brogue, do you remember anything else about the game? Even... Source: about 2 years ago
  • What game do you state that you enjoy and people call you shit for?
    I recommend Brogue for anyone who wants a modern take on Rogue that is simpler and more accessible than something like ADOM or Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Just got into roguelikes recently any recommendations
    For my 2c, I love a game called Brogue. It's free, it's brutally difficult. Easy to learn, hard to master. Maybe I'm just rubbish, but it took me 7 years to finally beat the game. Source: over 2 years ago
  • New to roguelikes? Give a try to Brogue LITE!
    Brogue is often recommended, and nowadays Brogue Community Edition (CE) even more so and for good reason:. Source: over 2 years ago
  • How does someone who has only played "roguelites/roguelike-likes"get started playing traditional roguelikes?
    You can either get the original here or the community edition here. I recommend the community edition, it has some nice bugfixes (most notably the save files). Source: over 2 years ago
  • Rogue for Mac with Color?
    But you can use DOSBox, and if you fancy a more modern take then Brogue is excellent: web and download are available. Source: over 2 years ago
  • "tHiS gAmE iS LiKe [Insert any of these four]"
    Not like there is anything stopping you, you can play Brogue that is the modern version of the original Rogue game. Be warned though, the game is HARD. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Elemental powers
    A game that does this really good (imho), but with weapons, is Brogue. Swords are your standard "hit the next field" weapon, axes swing and hit three spaces next to you, Lances attack up to three (?) fields in a row and whips have a range of five. Source: over 2 years ago
  • As someone who has never played a rougelike, is Hades approachable?
    That being said, if you were interested in something closer to a "true roguelike", I think Brogue is probably the most accessible of those. It's really good at stripping the genre down to its essentials without requiring some of the homework like NetHack does. If you are turned off by the turn-based nature of it, you can try something like Spelunky, and if you are fine with turn based, but want something graphics,... Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Getting back into Angband, a modded version of the original Rouge (The namesake of the Rouge-like Genre)
    Angband is popular no doubt, but runs are rather long for my taste. I think one of the best ways for the uninitiated to get a taste of old school Rogue mechanics these days is probably Brogue CE. It's a "spiritual successor" to Rogue, with modern design sensibilities and extremely pretty colored text graphics. Everything about it feels very tightly wound, from the play time, to the mechanical interactions.... Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Brogue 1.7.5 on Raspberry Pi
    -I downloaded the1.7.5 Linux amd64 version from the site. Source: about 3 years ago
  • I need help getting into roguelikes.
    Thanks for the shoutout! I agree that Brogue is probably the most welcoming of all the roguelikes (apart from maybe some of the smaller mobile ones). The aim with Brogue Lite is to push that even further, and see if it's possible to create something like a "gateway drug" for roguelikes. I actually haven't heard of any complete newcomers to roguelikes trying Lite yet, it would be super interesting to hear their... Source: about 3 years ago
  • Whats that obscure game that nobody but you played?
    Pix the Cat, Dark Years, Brogue, Monolith, Nauticrawl, Paradigm, OlliOlli2, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, and the Castle of Shikigami series plus the spiritual successor Sisters Royale. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Absolutely blessed run, the reason why we play roguelikes in the first place. I wish such runs to all of you.
    Brogue is really great! If anyone is interested this one is free. Here's the website. You'll want to follow the link at the top for the most recent community edition. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup – An open-source roguelike adventure
    The gateway drug into real roguelikes would be Brogue. It’s beautiful, very well designed, and very true to the roots. I’m sure there’s a mobile version too. If you want to understand the game before committing to ASCII graphics, start with Pixel Dungeon. - Source: Hacker News / about 3 years ago

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