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Player Metrics: Stats and Preferences on and off Steam


Wow, Steam release. The core roguelike community has formed the majority of Cogmind’s player base for a long while, but now we’ve had a wave of new players from Steam so we’ll have to see how this wider audience, and a larger portion of players new to the genre, may have affected some of the […]

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Roguelike Celebration--See you in San Francisco?

I’ve always wanted to go to an IRDC (International Roguelike Developers Conference), but they’ve always been in Europe, not easy for me to reach from way out here in East Asia. More recently IRDC has also made its way into the US, but always out on the East Coast, so still not quite within my […]

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Morgue Files


Death is fairly frequent in roguelikes, but the fun doesn’t stop there! We usually still have access to post-game “content” in the form of text files detailing how a particular run played out. The typical traditional roguelike player tends to love statistics describing their performance, and detailed morgue files are a good way to satisfy […]

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Player Metrics (Alpha Challenge 2015)


Player metrics are an important resource for a game developer, providing valuable insight into player preferences, capabilities, strategies, and more. Data is also fun, so I’m here share it with you all :D Cogmind features the ability to upload player statistics at the end of each run (opt-in only, of course, in case some players […]

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