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Santiago Zapata
Alias Slash
Projects libjcsi, SERF Engine
Games CastlevaniaRL, DrashRL, MegamanRL, MetroidRL, ZeldaRL, Expedition
Nationality Colombian
P. Languages Java
Official site of Santiago Zapata



Slash the Java Coder (Human)
(Level 23 Roguelike Developer)

Play time: About 7 years (since year 2002)

He survives. He is actively roguedeveloping. He is the guardian of the roguebasin. He is hungry.
He has the following Open Source Roguelike Projects: Expedition, SERF Engine and libjcsi
He plans to release the source code of MegamanRL, MetroidRL, CastlevaniaRL, ZeldaRL and DrashRL
He barely remembers his original project: Guardian Angel
He created and upkeeps The Roguemundi
He created and maintains Temple of the Roguelike
He is one of the RogueBasin staff members
He mantained the roguelike reviews website Slash's Roguelike Reviews
He was involved in the failed development of GREEKIE and OfficeRL
He was the mantainer of the ODP Roguelike Category.
He is the current Guardian of Roguebasin.

He started his roguelike development journey at university with Amber Dragon: The Roguelike
He went on to develop Guardian Angel
He showcased the Guardian Angel framework at a local university fair on October 2004
He created the initial RogueBasin on January 2005 on the service.
 He revived the RogueBasin along with DarkGod after its initial downfall.
He started the GREEKIE game.
He got into the first 7DRL Challenge with his game, CastlevaniaRL:Prelude and survived!
He failed the QB Roguelike Compo along with Milesss with OfficeRL.
He entered the second 7DRL Challenge with ANT, the OP.
 In the last moment, he went for Mt. Drash: the Roguelike instead, surviving the challenge!
He opened Slash's Roguelike Reviews, a website to promote the newborn roguelikes
He created The Roguelike World Map
He became the DMOZ Roguelike Category Editor
He showed out CastlevaniaRL at a local university fair on September 2006
He entered the third 7DRL challenge, Orange October Minigun 2006 with MetroidRL
 After many heroic trials he survived the challenge with the game
He braved the dangers of the fourth 7DRL challenge with a non-disclosed project
 Against all the tricks of the RNG he survived the challenge with ZeldaRL
He built the Temple of The Roguelike
He jumped into the perils of the fifth 7DRL challenge with a non-disclosed project
 After many heroic trials he survived the challenge with MegamanRL
He brought life to the Roguelike World Map creating The Roguemundi
He created libjcsi
He faced his fate again on the sixth 7DRL challenge, after a year of no roguelike activity
 Against all odds, he succeded with Expedition, and the foundations of the SERF Engine
 He obtained a Silver Medal for Expedition on the Technical Department from CymonsGames
He released Expedition, and the SERF engine as Open Source Projects under GPL3
He became admin of the roguebasin

He is not a very proficient roguelike player.
 He used to fry cyberdeamons to the death using overcharged plasma rifles and rockets
 He was commonly transformed into an ugly, corrupted, purple monster
 He was a master Arena Pilot
 He once seeked to retrieve The Amulet of Yendor

He can be found at and


7DRL Challenges

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