Tangaria – free open-source persistent online multiplayer roguelike game powered by PWMAngband. In addition to traditional roguelike features, it has MMORPG-like gameplay: real-time (with semi-turn-based mode when you are injured), PvE in group, trading between players, real economy, PvP etc
Game features (compared to other online roguelikes):
– oldschool graphics. Unique handmade locations with inhabitants.
– permadeath mode only. Traditional roguelike experience.
– one character per account. It’s forbidden to have more than one account per person.
– disconnected stairs. Up/down staircases are ‘not connected’ between levels to prevent stair-scumming.
– food matters.
– no selling to NPC. It removes boring grind from the game; in return you get extra gold in the dungeon and could trade with other players.
– consensual PvP only: both players must be hostile to each other. No ganking
– rebalanced telepathy & detection: exploration matters!
– max. lvl limit for entering dungeons. No grinding low lvl mobs
– deep world lore and storyline based at unique fantasy universe.
– new classes (archer/hunter) and 20 new races!
…and much much more!
First goal is to enrich traditional Angband gameplay with Nethack‘s spirit – various random gameplay events; at the same time to do not overburden game with spoiler-based Nethack’s stuff (like hatching eggs, imba polymorph control, altar grind etc) as players should focus exploration on actual gameplay, not on reading the spoilers via code (that’s why game updates often include only hints about stuff which were introduced). And of course Tangaria is not limited only by Nethack’s influence, it would also have:
- Roguelikish stuff from DCSS, ToME, ADOM and other great rlg’s;
- Game world immersion from MUD’s (aka text MMORPGs);
- Attention to details from DnD;
- Sandbox ideas from Ultima Online and some other MMORPG’s.
Considering lore: Tangaria is following classic fantasy traditions and got it’s own unique fantasy world, which is inspired by Middle-Earth & DnD worlds, but got totally different approach to many things; eg orcs are not just stupid evil creatures, but actually just another living beings who want to have their own place for calm life in the world (and no, it’s not warcraft’s orcs with green skin). More lore details would come soon 🙂
Tangaria based at powerful PWMAngband (2007) game engine which was derived from MAngband (1998) and also got some TomeNET (2001) features. All three games are in active development, got very special and unique gameplay, make sure to try them!
PWMAngband got Angband core and latest vanilla features (tileset support, new ID/curses/traps systems, item managment etc). Also PWMAngband has it’s own unique multyplayer stuff, eg advanced ‘time bubble’ (slow down time when you are on low hp, making game almost turn-based while in danger), ‘Necklace of the Eye’ (you could try to play the game in 3D mode or even VR, no joking!), new gameplay mechanics like necromancy, summoning etc
Currently our server is in beta test and wipe could happen after sometime. But wipe in roguelike game with permadeath is nothing, really 😉 Join us right now! Also you are welcome to ask any questions @ our Discord.