12 January 2012

Hyperbolic Rogue

Gaming Genres: Roguelike, Turned-Based Strategy
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Graphical Styles: 2D, ASCII Art
Platforms: Windows, Linux
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Zeno Rogue
Publisher(s): Zeno Rogue
Initial Release Date: November 07, 2011
Website(s): Homepage
The surface the game is played on is called a hyperbolic plane. It seems there is just a very small amount of games and other works of art which use hyperbolic geometry (the most well known are some works of M.C.Escher).

The game dynamically generates new parts of the world as you move. Due to nature of the hyperbolic plane, the chances that you get back to a place where you have been before are very low (unless you go back exactly the same way).

Hyperbolic Rogue is such a simple Rogue-like that there is not really any Rogue-like left, just the random environment. Regardless, it is quite an intriguing game to play for awhile and is actually quite good looking.

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Indieness: Quintessentially Indie

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