Roguelike games are hitting big in the App Store right now, and more the better in my opinion. I love hacking my way through dungeon after dungeon, picking up loot and searching for hidden passageways. That moment when you are just about to die and loose all of your stuff, but manage to kill the monster and swill a healing potion just in the nick of time is the most exciting moment in a game.
Brogue is a roguelike game that really takes things back to yesteryear. It was developed using ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), which basically means the characters, monsters, and rooms are represented by letters and symbols. While the rest of the game-making world has moved onto the most advanced graphics possible, this little ditty takes its cues directly from the original game that spawned the genre, “Rogue.”