To understand POWDER, you should first understand roguelikes. "Roguelike" is a term applied to a wide variety of games which share a common inspiration from the game Rogue. A non-exhaustive list of such games would be: ADOM, Nethack, Crawl, Diablo (I & II), Moria, and Angband. My apologies to the many excellent roguelikes I didn't list. What characterizes these games? The exact specifications are a matter of debate - indeed, I may receive hate mail for including Diablo - but I shall try to write a few:Tactical play. The unit of action is based on the individual adventurer. The game is not twitch oriented (like Quake, rewarding reflexes & well trained actions) nor is it strategy oriented (like Civilizations or Warcraft, requiring working on the large picture)Based in Hack and Slash. A roguelike isn't primarily about plot development or telling a story. It is about killing things and acquiring treasure.Random games. A roguelike is a dungeon crawler where no two games are the same. The maps are different, the items are different, there are no guaranteed win paths.Permadeath. You die, that is it. No restoring a savegame. Good roguelikes delete your save game after loading them. This is compensated by the replayability of the game.Complex interactions of properties. While the commands for a roguelike are simple, the potential interactions are not. My favourite example is equipping a silver ring as a weapon in order to damage a creature vulnerable to silver, but not one's other weapons. [Editor: This matches the Hack branch of the roguelike tree, not the Angband branch]Steam rolling monsters. If a critter is in your way, and weak, you shouldn't even notice it is there.
It crashes for me, when i start it. It shows the first screen for a second and it crashes.Does anyone have this problem too? I use open dingux 2nd pre release.Did anyone try this port on open dingux?
there's another build made specifically for OD here:http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,26,595
Quote from: btnheazy03 on June 07, 2012, 08:24:52 AMthere's another build made specifically for OD here:http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,26,595Sweet!This is exactly the kind of game that I think really shows off what fun an open handheld can be. This game would never be made by a big studio, but it's a lot of fun to play and really shines on the Dingoo.
If you want to get your POWDER fix on the native firmware, here is a GBA homebrew ROM.