For this segment, we sat down to talk about what makes a good rogue-like, and the essential parts that must be there.
Bunker Punks has been in development for over four years and the retro-inspired rogue-light is finally out. The basic premise of the game and its core gameplay loop works, but a lack of variance hurts this post-apocalyptic excursion.
Loot Rascals developed by Hollow Ponds comes really close to being an amazing rogue-like. Featuring a beautiful aesthetic design and a clever twist on loot design, the game is sadly undermined by less than forgiving rogue-like gameplay.
Recently I’ve been playing a lot of games built around randomized or procedurally generated design. Yet despite their generated content, I keep finding myself getting bored with them fast. As I thought about this in detail, I came to realize that randomized elements in game design can actually be categorized easily to explain their impact on a game.