Messylaneous for 2010/02/05

I’m really behind on my posting (this is why), so I’m piling a lot of stuff in here:

Messylaneous for 2010/01/15

Still not used to typing “2010”.

@Play: going overseas

The latest @Play column, “A Date With Asuka“, covers an unlicensed Japan-only roguelike in 3D for the Dreamcast.  I had to think about that sentence very carefully in order to type it; @Play is seeking out more esoteric roguelike variants than I thought possible.

@Play: Fatal Labyrinth

This time, it’s what happens when you take Rogue, export it to Japan, and then see what you get back as a Sega Genesis console game.

I had no idea there were so many permutations of roguelike games.  A few years ago, I’d have listed rogue, nethack, moria, [zmw]angband, and ADOM, and felt like I covered it all.