Thursday, 24 July 2008

Poll results for 'Zero Hit Points Means You're...'; new poll

Thanks to the 49 people who voted. This poll was as much about how computer games and user interface have usurped tradition. It also suggests that about 20% of people would like to see a roguelike based on a fantasy role playing game other than Dungeons & Dragons (RuneQuest anyone?). The faints reference is to the roguelike Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon series, where you never die, just faint away.

Alive
8 (16%)
Dead
24 (48%)
Unconscious
19 (38%)
Faints
2 (4%)
Critical injury prone
9 (18%)

Next poll: What would help you contribute to the Procedural Generation wiki? I'm always looking for contributors, and I'd like to find out what's holding you back.

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Pokemon fainted in the original series too.

Or, if you're going for the roguelike appeal, Taloon would faint in "Taloon's Great Adventure" for the SNES. (It's a Japanese game that's been fan-translated.)

JohnH said...

In Shiren, he doesn't die, he's "defeated." This is the case in nearly all Japanese roguelikes, since so many of them use a framing game around all the individual dungeon runs.

I've been working on a project for a while now that I think I might finally be able to contribute something to the wiki, but am not sure. Must think about this.