Happy new year, rogues! The Gallery has completed its eighth year.
From the sysadmin's perspective, 2017 was a slightly disappointing year. I was hoping to improve the scoring system and the Web player, but never got close to starting. Maybe they will get some overdue maintenance this year.
Progress on UltraRogue has been steady. I planned to make an official release around this time, but then I found some more bugs. Currently there are 7 issues remaining to fix. The release target date is the first of March. UltraRogue should be playable on the Gallery a week or so later.
Several new entries appeared on the high score lists last year. Rogue V4 and V5 have seen consistent play from a few dedicated explorers. I'm glad that Rogue's popularity has endured.
Sometime in the next few days, the Gallery will go offline for its annual upgrade. The hosting provider also needs to patch against some interesting CPU bugs that have been in the news recently. I will try to schedule the upgrade at the same time to minimize downtime.