POWDER 115

POWDER is a roguelike game.
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To understand POWDER, you should first understand Roguelikes. "Roguelike" is a term applied to a wide variety of games which share a common inspiration from the game Rogue. A non-exhaustive list of such games would be: ADOM, Nethack, Diablo (I & II), Moria, and Angband. My apologies to the many excellent roguelikes I didn't list.

Here are some key features of "POWDER":

Tactical play. The unit of action is based on the individual adventurer. The game is not twitch oriented (like Quake, rewarding reflexes & well trained actions) nor is it strategy oriented (like Civilizations or Warcraft, requiring working on the large picture)
Based in Hack and Slash. A roguelike isn't primarily about plot development or telling a story. It is about killing things and acquiring treasure.
Random games. A roguelike is a dungeon crawler where no two games are the same. The maps are different, the items are different, there are no guaranteed win paths.
Permadeath. You die, that is it. No restoring a savegame. Good roguelikes delete your save game after loading them. This is compensated by the replayability of the game.
Complex interactions of properties. While the commands for a roguelike are simple, the potential interactions are not. My favourite example is equipping a silver ring as a weapon in order to damage a creature vulnerable to silver, but not one's other weapons.
Steam rolling monsters. If a critter is in your way, and weak, you shouldn't even notice it is there.

Requirements:

SDL

What's New in This Release:

Besides the normal bugfixes and small polish features, the new Earth Hammer and dress codes for Necromancers and Barbarians were added.

last updated on:
September 5th, 2011, 15:16 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Jeff Lait
homepage:
www.zincland.com
license type:
Freeware 
category:
ROOT \ Games \ RPG
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What's New in version 114
  • Help menus are no longer off by one.
  • Remove potential crash when zapping wand of invisibility off map.
  • Items are no longer revealed by hostiles searching.
  • Status message "Searched" when you search to make it more clear you did something by searching.
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