Identical Software: Open Game Source: AngbandDec 19, 1999, 21:54 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis Payne)
"In the 1980s a new game genre was created. It featured a single-player dungeon adventure using character graphics. The game was called Rogue. Roguelike games continue to be a large development area of the open-source game community."
"Angband is the current reigning king of roguelike games. Derived from Moria, Angband has numerous enhancements. You start as first level adventure. By exploring dungeon levels, your character increases in power until he can finally defeat Morgoth, Lord of Darkness...."
"Ben Harrison's code cleanup has resulted in an explosion of variants. The game and variants are available for nearly any platform. The design is very clean and extensively documented. No single column in Open Game Source can do justice to refinement that has gone into Angband. Before adding new features, I suggest any hackers take a look at the variants and the multitude of web sites devoted to the game."