As you know, every couple of years I like to take a bit of time off and work on a side project. World, I give you Dungeon Monkey Unlimited: a combat-oriented tactics-style fantasy RPG. Lead a party of up to four adventurers through a randomly generated world.
Why does the world need another hack-n-slash fantasy RPG? Because there currently isn’t one in the Ubuntu repository, that’s why…
This project is dedicated to two of the greatest hack-n-slashers I know: my wife Eunsuk and my sister Sandi. Between the two of them they’ve probably killed enough virtual monsters to fill a small continent.
Although it’s a first release, the game is completely playable and apparently kind of addictive. Like most of my programs all the important data is contained in human-editable text files, so it’s easy enough to add new equipment, monsters, or spells. In fact it could probably use some more equipment, monsters, and spells if you’re inclined to help out… The graphics come courtesy of David Gervais and the Roguelike Tiles project.
Try it and let me know what you think. I’ll have another post later in which I detail the bits of DMU that I want to port to GearHead.