Thursday, 2 January 2014

10-100

I'm not going to get the runner up details together for a little while, but Darren Grey made the intriguing suggestion that the roguelikes which get between 10-100 votes are the most interesting. With that in mind, and with the assistance of Joseph Bradshaw who has converted the results to a spreadsheet for further analysis (TBD by another volunteer if you want to help out), I'd like to present 'The most interesting roguelikes of the year 2013' as a unicorn chaser.

Wayward99
Sil98
Dungeonmans92
Infra Arcana84
NEOScavenger71
Prospector67
Steam Marines50
One Way Heroics46
Pixel Piracy45
Red Rogue39
WazHack39
868-HACK38
Bionic Dues38
Diablo, the Roguelike37
Dungeon of the Endless35
Legend of Dungeon35
Triangle Wizard31
Eldritch27
Delver26
Hoplite26
Hack, Slash, Loot25
UnBrogue25
NPPAngband24
8685652723
KeeperRL23
Forays into Norrendrin20
HyperRogue20
Aurora18
Nuclear Throne18
PRIME18
307917
Paranautical Activity17
The Veins of the Earth16
Hydra Slayer15
308915
Drakefire Chasm14
Tower of Guns14
Kerkerkruip13
Ending12
Voyage to Farland12
Dungeon Dashers11
DynaHack11
Mosaic11
PonyRL11
Rogue's Tale10
8.68-HACK10
Occult Chronicles10

14 comments:

Darren Grey said...

Now *that* is a great list. Everyone, go play these games, they're excellent little titles that are hugely underappreciated.

Brian Jeffears said...

This does run the gauntlet and gambit pretty deftly for the most part---good mix of up-and-coming alongside seasoned projects to boot.

Al-Khwarizmi said...

A pity that Pixel Dungeon didn't make it due to having two votes too many. I recommend it, it's not perfect (a bit too unbalanced at the moment) but great :)

Also, One Way Heroics is the revelation of the year. And Kerkerkruip is a must-play.

Emmanuel2 said...

Elona+, while not included in the "Below 100 votes", is still a great roguelike. Definitely recommending it to those who have yet to play it.

Andrew Doull said...

Al-Khwarizimi: I feel guilty about all those 102 vote roguelikes...

Abe Heron said...

Great list...but I forsee next year ADOM and TOME trying to get into the top of the 100 votes range :P

Joseph said...

Dude good call. Dungeonmans, PRIME, Unbrogue, 868-hack...great games not played enough.

Al-Khwarizmi said...

Hmm, I just went to the Dungeonmans site but there is no download?

ZeBlob said...

Drakefire Chasm and Forays into Norrendrin... Two great roguelikes !

cyberklown28 said...

Tallied up the top ten.

1) Tales of Maj'Eyal
2) ADOM
3) Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
4) ADOM II
5) Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
6) UnReal World
7) DoomRL
8) Brogue
9) Dungeons of Dredmor
10) Rogue Legacy

Andrew Doull said...

cyberklown: You appear to have listed 2nd to 11th.

And please don't pretend it was just Noxico votes that are invalid. As discussed on reddit, it appears ADOM and ToME may have also been using bots - although there is no hard evidence - just the sudden increase in rate of voting.

The only other hard numbers I have is based on referrals, which actually puts ToME 3rd, behind ADOM and Cataclysm. However as Dark God points out, referrals only captures one path people may have been coming to the poll via.

Joseph said...

http://forums.roguetemple.com/index.php?topic=3784.0

If you want to see everything in order I posted it here.

cyberklown28 said...

For the ones outside the Top 10, I'd guess X@COM, Pixel Dungeon, and Infra Arcana have the best chance to surge in te next year or two to make the top ten. X@COM is very alpha rght now, yet it got a lot of votes. Pixel Dungeon blows away everything on android, very easy to play on a touch screen, and it improves constantly. Infra Arcana is just neat.

Vaughn said...

I knew Wayward would still be #1 in some other way, haha. Just kidding. Awesome list!