Archive for the ‘genre-roguelike’ Category

Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME) version 1.1.0 and Steam edition

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

The great roguelike RPG Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME) is available as a new version (1.1.0) nicknamed “Full Steam Ahead”. Here is a slightly older trailer for version 1.0.5.:

Release highlights:

  • New necromancer tree: Animus
  • All achievements now feature beautiful 128×128 images
  • Improved Alchemist interaction with its golem
  • Tons of fixes and balance adjustements
  • Many improvements for addon creators, including a way to enable debug mode and a tool (inthe debug menu) to register and upload addons to te4.org directly from the game.
  • Includes a Fez. Fezzes are cool!

Interestingly it has also been “greenlit” on the popular game distribution channel Steam, so if you want to donate to the developers you can also do it by buying ToME through this channel. The currently discounted version includes a DLC with an updated UI (and the hint for a Steampunk themed extension) which seems to me like a planned way of funding the development of the game in the future.

Are We Alone? Atmospheric 2D

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Are We Alone screenshot: Safe on Earth

Are We Alone - a space game where you travel from planet to planet, between star systems in search of intelligent life – has been released on Github under MIT license.
It was made for Ludum Dare 22 “alone” and is a quite atmospheric piece.
Code License: MIT
Content License: Unknown

Flight of the Maxima 0.4 (Lin/Win Roguelike/RPG)

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Image: A kitchen in TFM

The Flight of the Maxima (TFM) is an unlikely fusion of Sci-fi, dark comedy and medieval Christianity.

It is a free roaming roleplaying computer game where you can explore vast lands, talk to an extremely diverse amount of people, and do a lot of crazy things that certainly sounded like a good idea at the time.

There’s also a central story element that begins with you suddenly finding yourself a long way from home and dealing with… well let’s not spoil things just yet.

The game can run on Linux and Windows, is intended to run on Mac (untested as of late), and both the games code and it’s assets are Open Source (BSD), which means you can modify and redistribute the game nearly any way you want.

The game compiles fine for example on Arch Linux 64bit (with these hints). One license problem is the use of non-free FMOD but if I understand correctly, that dependency is optional.