Our first roguelike!

Hi there,

we (Jana and Friedrich) are the Rat King, and we never ever did a roguelike. I can’t say we play them much, either. This will be interesting, at least for us. 😉

Our weapon of choice will be Unity, so it’s gonna be 3D, and we are thinking about making a roguelike which resembles (tile-based) board games, like “Carcassonne”. Of course, “Hero Quest” might be a big influence, too.

We want to try to implement some plot, but it might get pretty cliché-ridden – you will be a dwarf who discovers that unspeakable horrors found their way through the mountains in which your people and other creatures live.

4 thoughts on “Our first roguelike!”

  1. We’re also excited, and eager to see if we are able to do this. We created a short timetable for that week … it seems pretty much impossible, even with a fully fledged game engine like Unity. 😉

    Thanks for praising Karoshi’s style – Jana is the one solely responsible for it! 🙂

  2. It’s a really cool idea, and I wish you all the best with it!

    Just a suggestion—feel free to discount it—: if you think you’re going to find it really hard to make the game within a week, you could focus on implementing just part of it (maybe a single encounter or a comparatively minor sub-plot) to make a playable game and then expand on it later.

  3. Thanks, Thomas! We did some games in short timeframes before, but not a “full” RPG. 🙂
    We try to prioritize all elements we plan to implement, so the important things are playable first. The problem is to plan some tasks as “low-priority” as I found them to be all important, hehe.

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