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Candid conversations with game creators that dive deep into the art, craft, and process of making games.

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Aug 1, 2019

The co-creator of Rogue - yes, THAT Rogue - chats with us about the creation and legacy of his seminal 1980 game that birthed a genre! We discuss the origins of its key innovations of procedural generation and “consequence permanence,” its surprisingly Chesslike origins, and the secret metagame behind Quicken (shhh!).

Rogue

Hack

Nethack

Brogue

Curses programming library

Diablo

ADOM

Moria

Angband

Rogue's instruction manual

Glenn’s unused Rogue manual art