by: Zeno Rogue • 871
HyperRogue has CGA (if not worse) graphics, lacks any kind of animations, storyline or any other feature you would expect from a classy video game, but it is a great board cat and mice game disguised as some sort of Advanced Heroquest played in turn in a 2D board wrapped around a hyperbolic plane where different environments (and monsters!) coexist.
Said that, it's all about exploring that odd sphere where you can't go back to the same place, one tile at a time, and find the magic shards which are power-ups. You can defeat any enemy as long as it isn't "supported" by any other foe in an adjacent tile. If you ran out of tiles to move and can't kill any unsupported enemy nearby, game's over.
Tactical players, please, give this HyperRogue a go. It's worthy and beautiful, but in its own and unique way.
Tags: endless depths crack , hyperrogue iii
by Peter , Appszoom
May 29, 2014
You are a lone outsider in a strange, non-Euclidean world.. As a Rogue, your goal is to collect as many treasures as possible. However, collecting treasures attracts dangerous monsters (on the other hand, killing the monsters allows more treasures to be generated).
Collecting enough treasure also allows you to find rare magical orbs, which grant you one-time or time-limited special abilities.
The world is a combination of eleven types of lands. Each land type has specific style (monsters, treasure, magical orbs, terrain features). Collecting treasures only attracts more monsters in lands of the same type, so you can try to collect lots of treasure in several different lands! Ultimately, you will be able to access Hell, and look for the fabulous Orbs of Yendor which are hidden there.
The game is inspired by the roguelike genre (you are not allowed to save as the game is short enough and reloading the same saved file several times would be cheating), as well as puzzle games such as DROD (Deadly Rooms of Death). HyperRogue is one of just few games played on a hyperbolic plane.
Play HyperRogue for free, or download HyperRogue Gold, which includes online achievements and leaderboards (via Google Games Services), and is updated more frequently (more lands with unique mechanics, and other features). If you want a small app, download HyperRogue Lite without music. Also play the desktop version of HyperRogue!
More about HyperRogue: http://roguetemple.com/z/hyper.php