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Random observations this episode include:
- Hurrah for Poland! And thanks to Radomir for hosting (though unfortunately he couldn't join as he had lost his voice)
- Jeff is the winner of Roguelike Pictionary!
- Krice is a celebrity in Finland!
Listener questions from RogueTemple and Reddit:
- Is the term 'Roguelike' used too widely in indie games?
- Should the Berlin Interpretation be made stricter?
- Will we see more Kickstarters for roguelikes? Will this reduce the rate of vapourware?
- Thoughts on Incursion having development halted and staying closed source. Should games be made open source if the developer stops work on it?
- Jeff is the sexiest roguelike dev!
- What is the most compelling or important part of a roguelike?
- What percentage of games should be winnable?
- The identification minigame - fun or annoying?
- How often have you won your own game? (Oh dear...)
- What do you think of taking concepts from other games, or vice-versa? Theft, flattery, inspiration?
- What are your hopes and expectations for the coming year in terms of engines, frameworks, etc?
- What do you think about making a major/big roguelike? Has anyone tried this?
- Radomir's presentation on guiding players through a dungeon and subverting the usual guidance to players
- Jeff's presentation on procedural puzzle in Malachite Dreams
- Jeff's second presentation on tile bleeding to quickly interface terrain types
- Tom's presentation on procedural key puzzles in dungeons with connectivity graphs
- Darren's presentation on the procedural music in Mosaic
- Zasvid's presentation on the interface between punishment, advancement and replayability, and the idea that you want players to see more of the content without advancing them too strongly
- Johanna's murder mystery game with procedural NPC interaction and dialogue
- Ido's talk on the progression from Cardinal Quest to Cardinal Quest 2
- Sos's talk on his various attempts at making roguelikes (often making non-roguelikes in the end)
- Curious Expedition - a procedural exploration / strategy game
- FlatlineRL by Tom
- UnNethack by Patric Mueller (now with less Sokoban!)
- Ulf Astrom's Basement Dwellers, a sidescrolling roguelikey game
Some discussion of where to hold it next year - any volunteers?
Also, check out Ulf's write-up of the event with video and photos!
Join us next time on Roguelike Radio for a discussion of Let's Play videos.