DiabloRL

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Diablo, the Roguelike
Developer Kornel Kisielewicz
Theme Fantasy (Diablo)
Influences Diablo, DoomRL
Status Beta (v.0.5.0)
Released 2003
Updated 2005
Licensing Closed Source, freeware
P. Language FreePascal
Platforms Windows, DOS
Interface ASCII, Keyboard
Game Length an hour or so
Official site of Diablo, the Roguelike


DiabloRL is a remake of Blizzard's Diablo, and is the 7DRL Contest entry by Kornel Kisielewicz.

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Description

DiabloRL is a relatively simple Roguelike that attempts to present the game Diablo by Blizzard as a Roguelike: without graphics, turn based, and with perma-death, but otherwise using the same game mechanics. Many consider it to be a coffeebreak roguelike. It is only basically finished, and probably will not be developed anymore. The game mimics Diablo's rules to the letter (except for realtime).

This particular remake may be significant to some, because many flame wars have been fought on whether Diablo is a roguelike or not. Well, DiabloRL surely is.

Due to the 7 day time constraint of the contest, the game offers content similar to Diablo's pre-release demo — there is only the "Warrior" class, there are only 4 big levels to explore, and the game ends when you kill the Butcher.

Versions and platforms

Written in Free Pascal, DiabloRL is as yet only available for Windows. Plans for releasing a more complete version have started. The author, Kornel Kisielewicz, awaits feedback.

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