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Title: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: Sewerdweller on June 21, 2012, 04:40:25 PM
A while back you said you were meeting with other developers of rogue-like games - are any of them available for android? if so what are your favorites? -do any of the members recommend /play any other games in the same style as Dweller?
Title: Re: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: Dweller admin on June 22, 2012, 09:14:55 AM
I would probably recommend Legends of Yore (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.newdawn.touchquest) by Kevin Glass and Cardinal Quest (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tametick.cardinalquest&feature=search_result) by Ido Yehieli.
Title: Re: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: ZiZNaK on June 22, 2012, 05:12:13 PM
download the gameboid app and then snag the powder.gba file from www.zincland.com/powder .  I think there's a few nethack variants out there as well in the app store but as far as rogue-likes go the best android "native" game is dweller IMHO.... powder is my fav for pc/ds/gameboy followed very closely by slashem/nethack...

Now there's a dev you should speak with Bjorn!! Jeff Lait would be a great friend and he's fairly active and approachable in the rogue-like community.
Title: Re: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: Mateusz P-G on June 22, 2012, 08:28:46 PM
From what I remember, Bjorn and Jeff started pretty much at the same time,
and they've been in contact since then.

Here (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.roguelike.development/browse_thread/thread/be1d4e19902a9f3e/4a20ccaf47b3de6d?q=Dweller+group:rec.games.roguelike.*+author:Bj%C3%B6rn&pli=1)'s a little bit of Dweller history for you.

 ;D

Anyways, as far as Roguelikes via emulators go, nothing beats "Mystery
Dungeon 2 - Shiren The Wanderer" for the SNES. Its one of the hardest
roguelikes ever, with plenty of features, some really unique.
Title: Re: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: ZiZNaK on June 23, 2012, 07:55:23 AM
Shiren has a DS version as well... didnt know Jeff n Bjorn were already in contact although it makes total sense... thanx for the history... interesting stuff...

edit:
whoa that was a loooong time ago too
Title: Re: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: Mateusz P-G on June 23, 2012, 04:30:57 PM
Shiren has a DS version as well.

To my knowledge, there's no stable 100% working DS emulator for Android,
that's why I mentioned the SNES version.

And yeah, we gotta throw a party in 2013 to celebrate Dweller's 10th anniversary!
Title: Re: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: Dweller admin on June 25, 2012, 08:10:21 PM
Ah, yes, I should have mentioned POWDER, but it doesn't have a native Android version so I intentionally left it out. As Mateusz points out me and Jeff have been in touch on and off for the last 8-10 years or so via the roguelike developer newsgroup. We actually met this year at the International Roguelike Developers Conference in London.

Shiren the Wanderer was covered in an episode of Roguelike Radio back in 2011: http://roguelikeradio.blogspot.se/2011/11/episode-13-mystery-dungeon-2-shiren_23.html It seems like a great game, but I haven't actually played it myself (shame on me)
Title: Re: Other Rogue-like Games for Android.
Post by: ZiZNaK on June 26, 2012, 04:30:57 PM
Awesome link thanks for sharing that... I'll  be streaming through these podcasts for a week or two!