Monday, November 28, 2016

Episode 130: Jupiter Hell, successor to DoomRL

This is episode 130 of Roguelike Radio, where we talk about Jupiter Hell, the successor to Doom the Roguelike. Talking are Kornel Kisielewicz, Darren Grey and Mark Johnson.

You can download the mp3 of the podcast, play it in the embedded player below, or you can follow us on iTunes.

Topics Discussed:
  • Jupiter Hell on Kickstarter (currently ~50% funded)
  • How Jupiter Hell evolved from DoomRL, with influence from AliensRL
  • The history of Jupiter Hell's development and the reason for going to Kickstarter
  • How Darren got involved as Lead Writer and Co-Designer
  • Appealing to both non-roguelike players and traditional players, and trying to expand the audience for classic turn-based roguelikes
  • Scale of the game, and expansion of tactical and strategic depth over DoomRL
  • Story and narrative
  • The procedural animation system that conducts turns at the speed of keypresses
  • Difficulty in trying to communicate turn-based mechanics to non-roguelikers
  • Development timeline after the Kickstarter concludes and gameplay plans
  • Kornel's livestreaming of Jupiter Hell development and coding on Twitch
  • Thanks to Roland La Goy for the intro and outro music :)

Coming up: A live recording from the International Roguelike Developers Conference held in Bulgaria 26-27 November.

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