“XRLs” are roguelikes themed around a popular series, in this page you will find games based on classic Nintendo series such as Castlevania, Metroid, Zelda and Megaman. You will also find a tribute to Richard Garriots’ “Ultima” series, in the shape of “Escape from Mt. Drash: The Roguelike” (Which, paradoxically, was not produced by Mr. Garriot)
All of these games have something in common, they are intended not to be overly complex to get into: keybindings have been reduced, music has been introduced (and graphics in some of them) and gameplay is straightforward. They can be considered coffeebreak roguelikes
Over the years, I have been developing them on and off, but I have found my limited human energy not to be enough to turn them into what I want; they have remained interesting – yet unpolished. Thus, the openXRL initiative came into being.
I have released all of these games under the GPLv3 Open Source License, you are now free to develop them. If you want to become the (official) maintainer of one of these games, just contact me and I will be glad to be of assistance. The following are the only requirements.
- Proficiency on Java Development
- Love for the series on which the game is based
- Having developed another roguelike is desired
- Be Warned, the source code of some of these is scary, only brave people go ahead!
So, without any further ado, I present you the games! TAKE A LOOK!
Week 1: Slashware.net: Integrate slashie.net and slashware.net under the same flag!
Week 2: 2010 7DRL Challenge: Participate, because I cant break my record!
Week 3: Expedition: Winner of the March Powerpoll!
Week 4: Pixal: Integrate everything into the world browser
The first powerpoll month has gone by, using your Development Points, I pushed CvRL forward and now it is a lot more usable, stable and… cool!
And for March, Expedition won the Powerpoll with 35.9% of votes!
What will happen in April? Will CastlevaniaRL get the power again? or perhaps it is time for one of the other ones?
Go to the April 2010 powerpoll!
What is the powerpoll?
Every month, you can vote for the project you’d like Slashie.net to be focused in on next month.
By doing this, you will be adding Development Points (DP) to our repository, (which gets pretty empty from time to time). This is your choice to help us guide these games into completion!
So go now, and vote in the February powerpoll!
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