Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Episode 17: Roguelike of the Year 2011

Welcome to this week's episode of Roguelike Radio. Episode 17 celebrates the diversity and popularity of roguelikes with a discussion about the possibility of there being a roguelike of the year and what that even means. You can still vote for the 5th annual Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year as well, so take the opportunity to listen to the show then cast or change your vote. Talking this week are Darren Grey, Ido Yehieli and Andrew Doull. The mp3 of the podcast can be downloaded here, played in the embedded player below, or you can follow us on iTunes.



Topics covered this week include:
- The origin of the Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year
- This years controversial choices
- The panellists pick their favourites and honourable mentions for the year
- Top ten choices you may not have heard of

Advocacy threads for Angband, Brogue, Dungeons of Dredmor and Tome 4

We'll be taking a short break over the festive season and will be returning mid January.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Episode 16: History and Future of Roguelikes

Welcome to this week's episode of Roguelike Radio. Episode 16 looks back over the history of roguelikes, with a lot of extrapolating over what might happen in future and where we'd each like the genre to go. Talking this week are Andrew Doull, Darren Grey, Ido Yehieli and Keith Burgun. The mp3 of the podcast can be downloaded here, played in the embedded player below, or you can follow us on iTunes.



Topics covered this week include:
- The hack/band schism
- How the genres has evolved and what the influences were on its evolution and features
- The rise of more diverse roguelikes
- Roguelike influences in the indie community
- The influences on Rogue itself (check out this article by Glen Wichman for more info!)
- Predicting the future (likely badly)

Join us next week for discussion of the Roguelike of the Year award. Go vote if you haven't already!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Episode 15: Quickband

Welcome to this week's episode of Roguelike Radio. Episode 15 features 3 Angband variant developers taking a quick time out from their grinding schedules to discuss Quickband, and Angband variants in general. Talking this week are Andrew Doull, Tom Demuyt and Brian Bull. The mp3 of the podcast can be downloaded here, played in the embedded player below, or you can follow us on iTunes.



Topics covered this week include:
- 3 guys reminiscing about a great band from the early 90s
- Some theories why Angband has ended up with so many variants
- Why the numbers in Angband go up to 11
- Many many Angband variants which are listed on this page

Join us next week for discussion of the history and future of roguelikes.