Oversimplified and probably unfair, but SOMEONE has to make sense of all of this! These are all of the finished games I could get to. I played each for just a few minutes/seconds. Many of them are barely games, but I try to be fair.
A classic entry by Slashie, owner of this website. Item durability and inventory management are core strategies for success. Solid entry. The link might be a bit foobar.
An abstract strategy game, with hints of Go. Very artsy, very polished. A Darren Grey game.
A game about a sperm running around in a hex grid trying to fertilize an egg. There’s nothing more fun that that.
a classic presentation (ascii) with a DoomRL style shooter interface and Mass Effect theme. From an experienced 7DRL participant.
A strange Roguelike delivered in classic format. Ascii with mouse support. I didn’t play long, but had no idea what I was doing. You seem to warp around some. Could have infinite depth. Hard to tell up front.
Play 2 different characters at once? Tried to make me install stuff, so I moved on. Sorry graspee, it looked interesting but I’m just pushing through things here.
a neato game of killing bad guys and becoming what you’ve killed. Much strategy. Seemed to be glitchy but it could be I just suck at the game. Worth a try, strategy seems like a combo between paper rock scissors and chess. rubybliels, the creator, will probably hate me for reducing it to that metaphor.
Didn’t want to work. Runs as a DOS application? Sorry man. Lemme know what to do in the comments and I’ll give you a good run down.
This is a fantastic little maze game. Can take awhile to get to the baddies, but when you do it’s all about strategy. Read the directions.
Looks like you are a party of 3 moving around and fighting other parties of bad guys. You party takes up one 3×3 tile, so do the bad guys tiles. Interesting concept. Deserves more than 3 minutes of play time.
“By downloading the software and clicking on the link below, you agree to Grimm Bros, LLC standard terms and conditions.”
Seriously. That’s what their site says. To which I say, “No. Next game.”
A spaceship exploration game. The maps look well done, but the total screen size is much bigger than my screen. So it scrolled up and down, so much I had to scroll back down to see my character. Looks like it has tons of inside jokes. My screen is just too small!
A roguelike in the classic style focusing on potions, so it’s aptly named. Seems pretty deep, hard to tell from just a quick look.
Looks like it’s just the raw code, no .exe? It’s HTML, so I guess you open with a browser? Looks pretty neat actually, the guy’s girlfriend did the graphics. Looks like a couple thousand lines of code. Unfortunately for this quick run through I’m not going to wrestle with getting a game to go. Sorry man. Looks good though.
This is my game. It’s a spaceship game. Lots of rough edges, a bit hard to get started with. There are lots of game rules interacting together, but the balance can be a bit wonky. I’d say it’s worth a look, but I made it so what do I know. Make sure you press F1 and read the directions, or check out the HTML help file.
Push the box puzzle game. Looks like you need a specific font or it won’t display correctly. Looks like the levels are static, at least he first 3 were. Level restarts when you fail. No permadeath. No procedural generation. Ascii presentation. Seems to succeed at what it tries to do. Not sure what the roguelike tie in is.
Starts with a bible quote. Run from the bad guys before they kill your son, who follows you about. Nice tiles.
Zelda game. Slash, find keys. Smooth play.
A tiny little game about positioning. I dig it. Well worth a look.
Looks like you need an Android phone to play this. Which I don’t have.
Space game. Couldn’t get it to work right. Pressed buttons. Clicked all over. No go. The escape key to quit the game worked just fine. I must be missing something. NOTE: See the comments below for how to play.
Looks like a browser game, it’s not. Download it to play. A classic roguelike, press arrows to move but number keys to attack. Some humor here. Unsure of the depth of this game, but seems funny.
Real time and heavily stylized. Abstract. Listed as a bit incomplete, but the basic gameplay of dodging the baddies is there. Nice sound and interesting presentation.
Looks like it’s made to be played with a friend on the same keyboard. Competitive arena style. Interesting but I have no friend.
Must install Unity Player. VERY NEAT! Great concept. You attack guys and they convert to your side. Plenty of rough edges here but I’m digging the concept. The orcs are named, so when you ‘attack’ and they convert you get a little message, “Bill the orc converts.” Then Bill hacks away at the other orcs. I’m not sure about the depth of the game, but the concept is fun at first glance.
A sort of hacker sim. Pretty complex, make sure you read the directions.
Not much of a game, so says the author. Still listed as a ‘finish’ so…seems a bit like crazy taxi. You can get going pretty fast and crash into stuff. So that’s fun.
Kill Jedis and blow stuff up? Sign me up! You play a saboteur sneaking around planting bombs. Looks like a truly finished product. No time to go through it all to be sure, but put this one on your short list.
A text game. Full on story only, from the command prompt. Different.
Very interesting game up on congregate. Totally 3D like it says. 3D ascii presentation.
Has to be compiled or something. Sorry. Moving on.
This is a nice looking dungeon crawler, using oric’s styled low res graphics. To play click on the ‘play’ button, it might look like a video at first, but that’s the game. Seems to play pretty smooth.
Immediately upon executing the .jar this game blew up bigger than my screen. Press ‘a’ to start and then I couldn’t go any further. Mashed a bunch of buttons, nothing happened. I’m thinking there are directions off screen I didn’t quite get to see. Moving on.
FAN FREAKIN TASTIC. A game that works, right out of the box, no bull crap to deal with. And it’s good! You’ll find yourself making little sound effects with your sword, “ting ting, pew pew.” The spelling is a little wonky, trying to sound piratay I guess. Well done sir. I salute your efforts.
An underwater roguelike presented in the classic style. Looks like a high quality entry. Plus you get to see this, “Anenome hit anenome.” Ha!
A game that sort of plays in reverse, you start deep and try to escape, looks like you start really strong. Plenty of rough edges here but seems to play just fine.
A cyber punk room by room adventure style game. Zombies! Cultists! Seems to play fine, nice music and play options.
A roguelike in the classic style, focusing on magic. Looks like you are weak in melee, but have powerful scrolls. Plays pretty nice.
*****Okay I’m burning out, maybe someone else can give you a heads up on the rest. From here forward I’ll only comment selectively on games I’ve already tried.****
A card game using the 52 card deck. Plays like solitaire, sorta.
Highly recommended Eye of the Beholder type game. Like Wolfenstein.
Nice graphical post apoc roguelike. Looks a little grand theft auto esque.
You play a little dragon guy learning spells. You actually have to remember the words of the spell. Kinda neat.
Like pacman, you must find all 88 scrolls on the map for the win. The bad guys are sorta elemental. You can be immune to some, and some are immune to your attacks. Until you switch up weapons and armor, then the immunities switch up. Interesting puzzle strat game.
Super duper turn based side scroller. Great, truly, give it a whirl.
A pretty solid RL in the classic style. I didn’t get too far, but seemed worth a try.
***For those of you I missed I’m truly sorry. There’s just too many. WAY TOO MANY. ***