|Released||August 12nd, 2011|
|Updated||February 25th, 2012|
|P. Language||Python, libtcod|
|Game Length||many infuriating hours|
|Official site of Diggr|
An experiment at creating a new and fresh roguelike, called Diggr. What makes Diggr different:
- Diggr attempts to make impossible all forms of scumming. (A first in the roguelike world, I believe. :))
- Diggr is not at all based on AD&D in any way. All game mechanics are invented from scratch, keeping strictly in mind this list of requirements!
- Diggr should play fast. Hours and hours of boring bouts of hacking and slashing are not welcome here!
- Diggr attempts to continue the in the strategic gameplay style of Nethack. (Nethack is the best video game ever.) Like Nethack, Diggr should be a complex, evil game with a steep learning curve. Roguelikes that play themselves on autopilot are not fun!
- Diggr should have a sense of humor. Diggr should also avoid common fantasy tropes and cliches.
- Diggr avoids 'flavor' for flavor's sake. All items and monsters should have a different and unique impact on gameplay, and not be just renamed clones of effectively the same monster and item.
- (This one is controversial) Spoilers are fun. A game that needs 'spoilers' is a game that has depth. Diggr should be a game where the mechanics and strategies are not obvious and low-hanging fruit.
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