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Quickfire roguelike Desktop Dungeons out now on Steam

QCF Design's IGF award-winning roguelike RPG Desktop Dungeons is now available on Steam, capping off an extended development period and years-long beta testing phase. Billing itself as "the perfect coffee-break game," Desktop Dungeons condenses the roguelike genre's complexity into a series of...

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A Diversity of Roguelikes

This is a weekly column focusing on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. Once upon a time, the "Roguelike" genre was a semi-hidden cache of secrets in gaming. Games like Rogue and NetHack were passed around from...

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IndieCade 2011: Desktop Dungeons' inspiration, past, and future

If you enjoy PC games, especially action RPGs like Diablo, but you've never once played Nethack, you probably should. No, seriously -- go, right now, download it, and check it out. Sure, it's hard, not very accessible (there are no graphics, only ASCII symbols to represent the player, items, and...

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IGF winner Desktop Dungeons gets a facelift, up for pre-order on PC and Mac

Hailing from South Africa -- notably the home country of Joystiq editor Ludwig Kietzmann -- QCF Design is building on the momentum it earned at this year's IGF awards with its bite-sized roguelike Desktop Dungeons by ... building on Desktop Dungeons. The game, which took home Excellence in...

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