Although the vibrant world of roguelikes isn’t something I used to focus on in the past, it’s a genre that’s slowly grown on me over time. It’s certainly not one that I excel in, but it’s one that I don’t mind failing in if I have a good time along the way.
A little while back, my good friend Greg gave me a copy of Barony that he purchased during a Steam sale. It seemed to be kind of a whim purchase to be honest, but he figured that it would be something I’d like to eventually try my hand at. The game is a 3D dungeon crawler with pixel art graphics (pretty similar to Minecraft‘s style), but it works very well in recreating the aesthetic of a 1990s-era PC title. Released in June 2015 from Burning Wheel LLC, the game has gotten really good feedback in the time since its release on Steam, and I can see why: the game is just plain fun.
Still, I’m not very good at it, and I manage to die rather unceremoniously after the success of finally finding the staircase down in the first major floor of the dungeon. And guess what? That means I have to start all over again!
Anyway, it’s a fun little game, and for $9.99 on Steam it’s kind of hard to go wrong if you enjoy a good dungeon-crawling adventure. So, what are you waiting for? Go check it out!