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Rogue +‎ -like, after the 1980 computer game Rogue, the original roguelike. (Wiktionary)

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  • The roguelike is a genre that is about developing skills to compete with randomness.

    PopMatters

  • The roguelike is a kind of game that utilizes our relationship with experiencing failure and the belief that changed circumstances can alter such experiences.

    PopMatters

  • Old-school gamers call this kind of game a "roguelike," after 1980's

    IGN Guides

  • Shiren promises to have a more in-depth storyline than is usually found in "roguelike" dungeon crawler games.

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  • "roguelike" in its marketing for Shiren the Wanderer, instead trying to push it as more of an RPG.

    GamePro.com

  • Sounds like POWDER, the roguelike I've been playing lately.

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • Shameless bragging: I've lately been doing a lot of work under my "Mental Mouse" alias on the fan-wiki for the cross-platform roguelike game POWDER.

    Making Light: Open thread 137

  • So, I had an idea to make a roguelike boardgame - probably solitaire inspired by Zombies in my Pocket, the Dungeon variant and other dungeon crawl games out there.

    August 21st, 2008

  • Shiren is a "graphical roguelike" game which I've heard a lot about but haven't actually played.

    Mystery Dungeon Shiren DS game heading for the US

  • I also only found out today that a game I bought on Play Asia years ago super-cheap like, a fiver or something - Dragon Quest: Shonen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon - is another roguelike.

    Archive 2008-02-01

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