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Building the Ultimate Roguelike Morgue File, Part 2: ASCII Maps

Although there’s only so much information ASCII alone can hold without color or a supporting interface, it’s still worth it for morgue files to include a map of the area around the player at the end of the run for added context. For wins generally not so much, but such maps can definitely be useful […]

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Building the Ultimate Roguelike Morgue File, Part 1: Stats and Organization

In-game content is important, but for many roguelike players there’s a lot of fun to be had outside the game as well, be it reviewing records of one’s own runs, getting good insights into runs by other players, or relying on data to learn more about the game and engage in theorycrafting. Back in 2015 […]

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Roguelike Development with REXPaint

I mention REXPaint a lot on this blog. This is not coincidence, nor because I created it. It happens to be an incredibly useful piece of software for roguelike development! REXPaint is an in-house tool I developed in 2013 shortly before resuming work on Cogmind. It has since been made freely available for other devs, […]

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ASCII vs. Tiles

Ah, a visual dichotomy not nearly as old as roguelikes themselves, but nonetheless of great significance today. While a game’s visual style need not always be rooted in its underlying mechanics (especially the case with traditional turn-based roguelikes), the choice between an ASCII or tileset map representation obviously has a major impact on the experience. […]

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Cogmind ASCII Art Gallery

Cogmind’s ASCII art has drawn a lot of attention where it’s been shown on Reddit and Twitter, but I haven’t  been showing much of it here on the blog. I suppose it makes sense to accumulate enough of it for a grand one-place-to-go-to-see-Cogmind-ASCII-art type post. This is that post ;) ASCII art style is traditionally […]

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