Tuesday 27 December 2011

Honourable Mentions for Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2011

Three games had more votes than were required to win last year's roguelike of the year: Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup, JADE and Desktop Dungeons, with Dwarf Fortress needing only 12 votes to do the same.

Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup is a previous winner which has continued to improve year on year.

JADE should be seen as the newcomer this year, although Thomas Biskup's pedigree as the designer of ADOM ensures that his next game was always going to receive a lot of attention.

Desktop Dungeons is a challenging puzzle roguelike now in an extended beta, and looking forward to a commercial release next year.

Dwarf Fortress is a previous winner, with the next release looking to fulfil more of the potential of its roguelike adventure mode.

All up, an incredible 10 roguelikes got more than 150 votes, those I've already mentioned as well as The Binding of Isaac, Brogue, Cataclysm and DoomRL: Doom, the Roguelike. The fact that so many roguelikes got so many votes shows the strength of the genre.

1 comment:

Soyweiser said...

Thanks for doing this each year!