Saturday, January 5, 2013

Games for Soldiers: Looking for Ideas

I'm working with Games for Soldiers and hopefully some other organizations on compiling a DVD collection of DRM-free, freely distributable freeware pc games for deployed troops.  I'm trying to compile a hand-picked collection of the best games that money can't buy.  These games would be tailored to play on lower end computers/laptops, not requiring the latest and greatest CPU/GPU to play and not requiring an internet connection to play or install.

I'm working on compiling the collection, including faqs/guides/instructions with the games.  Once I've finished compiling it my intention is to send these DVDs out to organizations like Games for Soldiers who will in turn distribute them to deployed troops.

I've been there myself (deployed to Iraq twice) and if you have internet at all you're lucky and it's nice to have something to play in those rare occurrences when you do get spare time.

Of course, I'll be including some Roguelikes.  If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, Roguelikes or otherwise for games to include hit me up!  Just comment below!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Roguelikes of the Year

The results are in for Ascii Dreams' annual Roguelike of the Year contest.

It will probably come as no surprise to veteran Roguelikers that Tales of Maj'Eyal is again the #1 Roguelike of the Year. 

However, nipping at it's heels was ADOM (Ancient Dungeons of Mystery) in 2nd place and ADOM II in 3rd place.  Both ADOM and ADOM II have seen a massive fan resurgence in the last year due to new development on the original ADOM and it's sequel.  It also garnered a lot of crowd-funding support.

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, a solid fan favorite came in 4th and Dwarf Fortress in 5th.

You can check out the full voting results at the Ascii Dreams blog here: