Roguelike Gallery Notes

Advanced Rogue 7 and XRogue are online!

June 27, 2015

For the past two months, I've been working on restoring Advanced Rogue 7 and XRogue. I've fixed an assortment of bugs, and they are both now available to play and watch.

These two games are similar. They feature many new and different monsters and items. They also introduced new game mechanics, such as different conduct requirements for character classes.

Advanced Rogue 7.7 is a further development of Advanced Rogue 5, by the same group of programmers at AT&T. This version was that group's final release, made sometime around June 1986.

XRogue is a continuation of the Advanced Rogue line, developed from 1989 to 1992. It is mostly the work of Robert Pietkivitch. The Roguelike Restoration Project's page tells more about its history.

Both games are important steps on the road toward the classic roguelike climate of the 1990's. Their historical value adds to the Gallery, and I hope you also find them fun to play.

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