Allure of the Stars

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|released = Aug 05, 2011 (v0.4.1)
 
|released = Aug 05, 2011 (v0.4.1)
 
|relver = v0.4.1
 
|relver = v0.4.1
|updated = Aug 1, 2015 (v0.5.0.0, aka 'Halfway through space')
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|updated = May 2, 2019 (v0.9.5.0)
|updver = v0.5.0.0
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|updver = v0.9.5.0
 
|licensing = [[GNU AGPL3]] (Free Software)
 
|licensing = [[GNU AGPL3]] (Free Software)
 
|language = [[Haskell]]
 
|language = [[Haskell]]
|platforms = [[Linux]], [[OSX]], [[Windows]]
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|platforms = [[Browser]], [[Linux]], [[OSX]], [[Windows]]
|interface = [[Keyboard]], [[ASCII]] ([[GTK]] or [[Terminal]])
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|interface = [[Keyboard]], [[Mouse]], [[ASCII]] ([[Browser]] or [[SDL]] or [[Teletype terminal]] or [[Screen reader]])
|length = 1h
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|length = 2h
 
|site = http://allureofthestars.com
 
|site = http://allureofthestars.com
 
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[http://allureofthestars.com Allure of the Stars] is a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game.
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== Play it in the browser! http://allureofthestars.com/play ==
Have a look at [https://github.com/AllureOfTheStars/Allure/blob/master/GameDefinition/PLAYING.md PLAYING.md]
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or jump straight [https://github.com/AllureOfTheStars/Allure/releases/latest into the fray].
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Allure of the Stars is a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game.
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Binaries and the game manual
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are available at the homepage, where you can also
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try the game out in the browser.
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(http://allureofthestars.com/play --- It runs fastest on Chrome.
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Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent
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enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)
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Not a single picture in this game. You have to imagine everything
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yourself, like with a book (a grown-up book, without pictures).
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Once you learn to imagine things, though, you can keep exploring
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and mastering the world and making up stories for a long time.
  
 
The game is written in [[Haskell]] using the [[LambdaHack]]
 
The game is written in [[Haskell]] using the [[LambdaHack]]
roguelike game engine. Long-term goals of the project are high
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roguelike game engine.
replayability and auto-balancing through procedural content generation
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Please see the changelog file for recent improvements
and persistent content modification based on player behaviour.
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and the issue tracker for short-term plans. Long term goals
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are high replayability and auto-balancing through procedural
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content generation and persistent content modification
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based on player behaviour. Contributions are welcome.
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Please offer your feedback.
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== Screenshots ==
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.updown.png
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.backstory.need.ASCIIart.border.png
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.colorful.messages4.png
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.ttf.FullHD.gif
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.all-levels.gif
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A terminal console frontend fine-tuned for screen-readers, for sight-impaired gamers:
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.screen-reader.png
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== Old screenshots ==
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A fully automatic run of the ambush scenario with decently effective use of explosives --- in particular, for illuminating opponents to be targeted with ordinary projectiles:
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.ambush.gif
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/allureofthestars.com.gameover.gif
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8x.png
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8xb.png
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https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/crawl-0.6.0.0-16x16x.png
  
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== Ancient screenshots ==
  
 
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/campaign2.png
 
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AllureOfTheStars/media/master/screenshot/campaign2.png
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[[Category:Open source]]
 
[[Category:Open source]]
 
[[Category:Free Software]]
 
[[Category:Free Software]]
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[[Category:Browser games]]

Latest revision as of 23:23, 2 May 2019

Allure of the Stars
Beta Project
Developer Andres Löh, Mikolaj Konarski
Theme near-future Sci-Fi
Influences Angband, X-Com
Released Aug 05, 2011 (v0.4.1)
Updated May 2, 2019 (v0.9.5.0)
Licensing GNU AGPL3 (Free Software)
P. Language Haskell
Platforms Browser, Linux, OSX, Windows
Interface Keyboard, Mouse, ASCII (Browser or SDL or Teletype terminal or Screen reader)
Game Length 2h
Official site of Allure of the Stars


Contents

[edit] Play it in the browser! http://allureofthestars.com/play

Allure of the Stars is a near-future Sci-Fi roguelike and tactical squad game. Binaries and the game manual are available at the homepage, where you can also try the game out in the browser. (http://allureofthestars.com/play --- It runs fastest on Chrome. Keyboard commands and savefiles are supported only on recent enough versions of browsers. Mouse should work everywhere.)

Not a single picture in this game. You have to imagine everything yourself, like with a book (a grown-up book, without pictures). Once you learn to imagine things, though, you can keep exploring and mastering the world and making up stories for a long time.

The game is written in Haskell using the LambdaHack roguelike game engine. Please see the changelog file for recent improvements and the issue tracker for short-term plans. Long term goals are high replayability and auto-balancing through procedural content generation and persistent content modification based on player behaviour. Contributions are welcome.

Please offer your feedback.

[edit] Screenshots

allureofthestars.com.updown.png

allureofthestars.com.backstory.need.ASCIIart.border.png

allureofthestars.com.colorful.messages4.png

allureofthestars.com.ttf.FullHD.gif

allureofthestars.com.all-levels.gif

A terminal console frontend fine-tuned for screen-readers, for sight-impaired gamers:

allureofthestars.com.screen-reader.png

[edit] Old screenshots

A fully automatic run of the ambush scenario with decently effective use of explosives --- in particular, for illuminating opponents to be targeted with ordinary projectiles:

allureofthestars.com.ambush.gif

allureofthestars.com.gameover.gif

crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8x.png

crawl-0.6.0.0-8x8xb.png

crawl-0.6.0.0-16x16x.png

[edit] Ancient screenshots

campaign2.png

campaign3.png

safari1.png

ambush1.png

campaign1.png

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