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Audio Accessibility Features for Roguelikes

Anyone who’s followed my development work over the years will know that I’m big on providing all sorts of quality of life features, optional functionality, configurable settings, and so on. This is also why even from the earliest stages (pre-7DRL!), and ever since, I’ve given the utmost priority to Cogmind’s interface. How players interact with […]

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Building Cogmind’s Ambient Soundscape

I first introduced Cogmind’s ambient sound system back in 2014 during the pre-alpha days, as it was initially developed for Cogmind’s predecessor (X@COM) in the years before that, and sound would continue to play an important role going forward. It wasn’t an especially long post like the ones I tend to write these days, but […]

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Ambient Sound

Cogmind Ambient Sounds

Sound plays an important role in Cogmind, perhaps setting it apart from a majority of ASCII roguelikes. While sound will likely have little or no direct influence on the gameplay mechanics themselves, it still adds an important dimension to the experience since immersion is the primary focus of the game’s design. (Remember, you are the Cogmind!) […]

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