September 22nd, 2010

100 Rogues iPhone Game by Keith Burgun

I recently saw Keith Burgun, a friend of mine from high school, for the first time in quite a few years, and he mentioned that he'd been working on "an iPhone game." When he said that, I was imagining something pretty rudimentary, along the lines of that "Parachute" game on my iPod, but he just posted a link to his game, and I decided to check it out, and I was totally blown away. It's called 100 Rogues, and it's a Diablo-style dungeon crawl game boasting superb artwork and animation, a wide variety of items and abilities, and maddeningly addictive gameplay. Don't let the cute, colorful art design fool you, this is one of the most brutally unforgiving games you'll ever play. You get one life and when you die that's it, game over. Unlike Diablo, where you can basically play on auto-pilot and where you only die if you get really careless, in this game you have to carefully consider every move you make, and even so you're probably going to die anyway. It's a $5 download from the iTunes store. This video (narrated by Keith) gives a sense of the game's strategic gameplay and irreverent humor.

100 rogues iphone game

100 rogues iphone game

100 rogues iphone game