Corremn's Roguelike Games

This page is dedicated to my roguelike games. If you don't know what a roguelike game is read on.  All my games are created using my DemiseRL engine, using OpenGL, SDL and the freetype library.  Roguelikes can take many years to create so please be patient but also be aware that things can be hastened by feedback. Software on this page can be used free of charge.

 

What is a Roguelike?

Roguelike. To put it simply, a roguelike is a game the resembles the game rogue.  The game is generally a dungeon exploration game where each level is randomly generated and populated each time you play. Generally you take your character, usually represented by a '@' character in ASCII games, down to the bottom of the dungeon, complete some task and ascend to glory. Game play is turn-based and strategic in nature.

7DRL: Many of my games started there life off as a Seven Day Roguelike. This is a roguelike that was developed over the period of 168 hours. The idea is to create a fully working game with in a short period, as many roguelikes take years to be "complete".  Sometimes having liked what I produce I set about expanding the concepts found in these games but the overall game play of the original release was kept.

 

My Games

I have been developing roguelikes games on and off since 2005. Below are some of my releases.

All my games are written for windows, however my code is based on platform independent libraries so if you want a game for another platform and you have time to compile it, go for it and let me know the results. Any non-windows binaries will be made available for download as soon as possible.

SewerJacks

Inversion Of Control

Troll Slayer

StarCraft: Rogue Mercenaries

Warlocks Mountain

Warlock Of Firetop Mountain

Other

 

SewerJacks - The blood bowl roguelike

About: Originally this was my entry into the 2007 annual seven-day roguelike contest. However this game has under gone some further development. SewerJacks mechanics are based on Game Workshop's Blood Bowl. Take you failed blood bowl player down into the sewer and take up the only job available to him, a sewer jack. In blood bowl fashion you can team up with fellow computer controlled players to take on some nasties.  Skills and races are based on those available in Blood Bowl. Do you have what it takes to be a sewer jack?

Screen Shots: 

Interface: ASCII and graphical tiles.

Homepage: Here

Current Version 0.8.7c

Windows Binary: available at homepage.

Current Source:  available at homepage.

 

Inversion Of Control 7DRL

About: Announcing my entry into the 2011 Seven Day Roguelike competition. A role reversal of sorts where you control a pet and you follow your master into the dungeon. With your unique smelling and fighting abilities can you keep your master alive long enough to defeat the evil demon of the deep.  Oh yeah, did I mention you can swap minds with your master.

Homepage: Google Code

Screen Shots: Ascii_1 Tile_1

Interface: ASCII and tiles

Current Version: 003

Windows Binary: Here

Current Source: Currently Closed Source, code on request.

 

Troll Slayer 7DRL

About: This was my entry into the 2010 annual Seven day roguelike contest. Here you take a psychopathic dwarf down into the depths of the ruins of a dwarf stronghold and seek a glorious death to atone for past sins. Very few dwarf Slayers fail at this. Such is their way..

Homepage: None

Screen Shots: Tiles1

Interface: ASCII and tiles

Current Version: 003

Windows Binary: Here

Current Source: Here

 

Star Craft: Rogue Mercenaries -7DRL

About: This was my entry into the 2008 annual Seven day roguelike contest.  Its a game built around Blizzard's Star Craft world, featuring the Zerg and Terrans. You play a Terran mercenary captain that has been given a series of missions to complete before you can retire. You can team up will fellow Terrans to help you accomplish the different mission objectives you face.  Most units use actual stats from the Star Craft. 

Homepage: None

Screen Shots: 

Interface: ASCII 

Current Version: 005

Windows Binary: Here

Current Source: Currently Closed Source, code on request.

 

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

About: A roguelike based on the Fighting Fantasy book by Ian Livingstone and Steven Jackson. Descend deep into the mountain to acquire fame and fortune and defeat the evil warlock within, Zagor.  

Screen Shots: 1,2,3

Interface: ASCII

Homepage: None

Current Version: Jan 22  2009, 0.1.9

Windows Binary: Here

Current Source: Currently Closed Source, code on request.

 

Warlocks Mountain

About: A roguelike based on the Fighting Fantasy book by Ian Livingstone and Steven Jackson. Descend deep into the mountain to acquire fame and fortune and defeat the evil warlock within, Zagor.  Mechanics are based on Dungeon and Dragons rather that the Fighting Fantasy. 

Screen Shots: 

Interface: ASCII and graphical tiles.

Homepage: None

Current Version: May 01 2008, 0.3.2a

Windows Binary: Here

Current Source: Currently Closed Source, code on request.

 

Other - Demos and alpha releases

DemiseRL: Orc Hunt. Lets hunt some orc. Kill 20 orcs to win the game. Win32 Binary. My first ever release, after 3 weeks of coding this is the result, note that it has a few bugs.

The Night the Rogue Maid Went Down. Possibly the only roguelike set on an off shore oil rig.

 

Links

Temple of the Roguelike - Info about what is happening in the roguelike world, includes forums.

RogueBasin - a roguelike wiki containing game info, articles and much more.

The List - A list of recently released roguelikes

TIGSource - The Independent Games Source

@ Play  - monthly column on the future or roguelikes games

 

Contact


What you don't know about independent game developers, we want feedback. The more feedback the more games are developed. So if you  play a game and thought it had promise send a email the developers way. We crave notice.

Email: My contact details included in the game downloads. I will respond to all emails that get past my spam filter. If I don't respond its because I missed it. Try again. Send bug reports, abuse or abuse my way.

Discussion of Corremn's games can be made at the following newsgroups rec.games.roguelike.development or rec.games.roguelike.misc. Put the specific game or question in the title of the post.

For a more modern forum, discussions can be made at the  Temple of the Roguelike forums.