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Various interesting links related to my long-standing hobby: roguelikes!
- Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: played this since 2009! One of the most polished roguelikes in constant active development for more than 15 years! It has a lot of variety even by roguelikes standard: species and god combinations can lead to very interesting gameplays. Can be played in browser.
- Caves of Qud - relatively new roguelike with a large overworld in addition to usual dungeons: deserts, jungles, quests and quite interesting gameplay based on mutations. Thematically it reminds me of Dune or maybe even Fallout. Also, works of Gene Wolfe has been quoted an influence.
- Sil (or a more modern Sil-Q) - a streamlined version of Angband (one of the major roguelikes). I like its combat system, and realistic magic system (implemented as "songs"), based on Tolkien's work -- i.e. no fireballs or other craziness.
- Python tutorial with libtcod -- I think this is the most popular one, given that Python is an easy language to pick up. It's also quite well done and is regularly updated. Also, from time to time there are special events on /r/rogueliedev subreddit when people are developing games following that tutorial and share their experience.