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 Rogue  creator helps choose 'Ultimate Roguelike' contest winners
Rogue creator helps choose 'Ultimate Roguelike' contest winners
January 3, 2014 | By Mike Rose

January 3, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: Glenn Wichman, co-creator on the original 1980s dungeon-crawler Rogue, which essentially started the roguelike game genre, has helped pick the winners of an "Ultimate Roguelike Challenge" competition.

Organized by Bungie art director Christopher "Oryx" Barrett, who is well-known in the indie community for creating gorgeous roguelike tilesets and visuals, the competition saw participants all creating games using the same tileset.

The judging panel consisted of Wichman, Barrett and Cardinal Quest creator Ido Yehieli. The winner was Adventuring Company from Slothwerks, which can be downloaded for Android, or played in a browser.

All of the entries can be found on the official website.


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Amir Barak
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Geez, someone should have told them that they shouldn't use the word 'roguelike' to describe games :P

Mark Ludlow
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"Glenn Wichman, co-creator on the original 1980s dungeon-crawler Rogue, which essentially started the roguelike game genre..." This is a very strange sentence. Rogue *is* the reason they're called Roguelikes (Because they are like Rogue). It's like saying Metroid or Castlevania essentially started the Metroidvania genre.

Amir Barak
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Actually given that roguelike is a word denoting a genre and not a compound saying X is like Y then the sentence makes sense. Roguelike, as a genre of games, was essentially started by the game Rogue (which also lends it its name) but some of the genre conventions were in place before Rogue was developed.

Ian Uniacke
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Also Castlevania didn't essentially start the metroidvania genre because Castlevania is a ripoff of Metroid that is only given credit because it allows Sony fanbois to believe that their platform of choice ALSO helps create innovation. From now on we'll just call it the MetroidPBBBBBTia genre.


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