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Roguelikes are very popular with indie developers because of their focus on gameplay over graphics. You'll see why they appeal to game designers on a budget and discover that they serve as a good platform to experiment with novel ideas and designs. Along the way, you'll cover the increasingly popular roguelite genre that provides a hyper casual form of the genre that is approachable and often mobile.
After reading this book, you'll be ready to create your own roguelikes, to dive deep into procedural generation, and also to bring some of the techniques shown here into other genres and game projects.
What You Will Learn
Who This Book Is For
- Make use of procedural generation for dungeons, mazes, monsters, and treasure
- Pick up skills to use Phaser to build games
- Implement turn-based mechanics
- Use tile-based graphics
Andre Alves Garzia is a developer who loves web and game development. In recent years, he has published books about building games for Firefox OS and managed a web literacy program in vulnerable neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. He is a firm believer in empowerment through technological experimentation and thinks game development should be on everyone's bucket list. He lives in London and wonders if the UK procedural generator is biased toward raining.