Questions tagged [roguelikes]

A turn-based exploration game with high degrees of random generation along with permanent death which can be categorized as a subset of RPGs.

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How to do FoV similiar to Nethack? [duplicate]

I am currently writing a little roguelike and wondered how Nethack/other games do the FoV of the player. I had a look at Nethacks source code, but since it's C it's pretty hard to read. For people ...
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Saving roguelike game state?

I'm working on a basic roguelike using HTML5 and jQuery, and I've come across a problem. The way the game currently stands, the system only saves the game state every time the user moves between ...
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Why is permadeath essential to a roguelike design?

Roguelikes and roguelike-likes (Spelunky, The Binding of Isaac) tend to share a number of game design elements: Procedurally generated worlds Character growth by way of new abilities and powers ...
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How to manage different speed of actions in RogueLike games?

How to manage different speed of actions in RogueLike games? What I mean is that turn based games may have actors acting at different "speed", depending on the action and some other characteristics. ...
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Displaying a grid based map using C++ and sdl

I am trying to create a roguelike game using c++ and SDL. However, I am having trouble getting it to display the map, which is represented by a 2d array of a tile class. Currently, my code is this: <...
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What is a convincing Berserker enemy AI finite state machine for a Roguelike

I'm looking for a way to create a convincing Berserker enemy in a Roguelike I've been creating for some time. You may assume a game like NetHack for this when considering what kinds of actions can be ...
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Roguelike Class Structure Makes Everything Effectively Global

A brief rundown of the hierarchy of the game data objects: Configuration - loaded from XML files, has Descriptors, among other things Atlas - has a Configuration, has a CreatureInstance(represents ...
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Heightfield terrain in ASCII games?

Is there a good way to represent variable terrain using heightfields (or heightmaps) in an ASCII game such as a Roguelike?
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How to implement a symmetric 3d field of view algorithm for a roguelike

I've been thinking about adding 3d support in my roguelike. It would still be top-down like other roguelikes, yet it would have layers, such that things like platforms, tunnels, and bridges, etc, ...
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how can you build with libTcod on OsX?

I've had problems building on libtcod on OsX but i'm not the only one (see http://doryen.eptalys.net/forum/index.php?topic=621.0) but the beautiful RL Brogue uses Tcod and even builds on a Mac (https:/...
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Dungeon map generator not working in javascript

I am trying to convert this dungeon algorithm from java into javascript, however, my script works 70% of the time. When it works, the rooms are missing a wall on one side, and when it does not work, ...
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create a simple tilemap programatically

i am working on a tile roguelike i got some of the basics working using this tutorial http://www.raywenderlich.com/1163/how-to-make-a-tile-based-game-with-cocos2d but i want to be able to create a ...
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Balancing Player vs. Monsters: Level-Up Curves

I've written a fair number of games that have RPG-like "levelling up," where the player gains experience for killing monsters/enemies, and eventually, reaches a new level, where their stats increase. ...
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Porting Ruby/NCruses Rogue-Like to .NET and FlatRedBall

I created an awesome rogue-like game in Ruby. For the GUI, I used NCurses. Since I'm using FlatRedBall as my engine of choice for Silverlight game development, I want to port this game over. What is ...
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Longest path algorithm for roguelike maze generation

I have a simple grid-based map composed of rooms, like this (A=entrance, B=exit): 0 1 2 3 ######### 0 #B# ##### ######### 1 # ### # ######### 2 # # # # # # 3 # # # #########...
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Huge procedurally generated 'wilderness' worlds

I'm sure you all know of games like Dwarf Fortress - massive, procedural generated wilderness and land. Something like this, taken from this very useful article. However, I was wondering how I could ...
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Attributes for calculating a hit in a turn based game or Roguelikes

I'm trying to figure out a good formula for determining a hit when the player attacks an enemy in a Roguelike. I'd like to come up with something simplistic but, still true to the way it's done in D&...

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