Our roguelike retrospective collection lastly ascends to Spelunky

From roguelike to roguelite.

Over the previous yr or so, we have tackled the subject of roguelikes in fairly severe depth, with a few particular skilled company, all on the behest of present patrons who’ve glorious style in genres.

This week, we conclude our journey (in addition to our request obligation to patron Andrew Duff—thanks, Andrew!) by tackling the post-Thriller Dungeon side of the console roguelike. This trek leads us all the best way to Derek Yu’s Spelunky, at which level the roguelike stops being the roguelike and turns into as a substitute the roguelite. Completely completely different, trustworthy!

With the style explored fairly completely, this might be the final time we’ll discuss roguelikes. Till, in fact, the following time the subject comes up. 

Retronauts Episode 249: Roguelikes—The Highway to Spelunky
MP3, 45.6 MB | 1:37:33
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Episode description: Ending out our patron request collection on roguelike role-playing video games, Jeremy Parish, Bob Mackey, Jason Wilson, and John Harris discover latter-day roguelikes and the way we bought to the bizarre, fantastic world of Spelunky.

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