Analysis: The Eight Rules Of Roguelike Design [In a special design column taken from his acclaimed GameSetWatch '@Play' series, John Harris examines the history, present and future of dungeon-exploring games, this time paying special attention to the eight critical design elements of a successful roguelike.] Back in November, in my previous column, I mentioned a number of proposed rules of roguelike design, and promised soon to describe them. It's taken a bit longer than I expected, but here they are. I call these rules for rhetorical purposes only. I don't think there are any inviolate laws of game design. But given we are talking about roguelikes, there are certain properties that have been important to the genre. Maybe not to all roguelike games -- some of these have to do with designing a good item identification system, for instance, and many of the more recent games do not use that. I use the term "reasonable play" several times here. Most of the time in a roguelike, the player is not in immediate danger. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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