Presenting Brian Walker's traditional 26-level crawl to the Amulet of Yendor where you'll succeed or die (over and over) trying. There's one way to win but an infinite number of ways to die.
Game play focuses on a smooth learning curve with strategic depth and intuitive/beautiful appearance within the strictures of ASCII/Unicode display.
"...on the iPad, Brogue is an even more incredible feat than it is on the Mac: there aren’t a lot of roguelikes that can jump from a keyboard to a touch-based interface without coming off worse for wear. It’s every bit as good on the iPad as it is on the Mac." - Cult of Mac
"[...] it manages to make use of its ASCII visuals to create some truly impressive-looking environments [...] it’s high fantasy to the core; filled with kobolds, goblins, wands, spell scrolls, and more." - 148Apps
"It's a bit weird and clunky, but yeah, it's still Brogue" - Roguelike Radio
* Fixes 'Throw' item not always registering (and requiring a double tap).
Ratings and Reviews
You need to just play this!
This is it. Why else are there so many people raving on and on about a game that seems so boring when you look at the screenshots? That's a good question. Because they've likely been playing this game loyally for years...and will continue to do so. Like me. So if you want to explore an antiquated, turn-based, emotionally fraught, chess-like, engaging, perfectly beautiful, endlessly confounding, old-school / new-school, refreshingly exciting....yeah, enough said.... I can say nothing more to change your mind.
You're either gonna download, or you won't.
God help you and yours....
Edit: since the latest update I have been unable to throw items which rendered the game unplayable.
At the first glance, this game doesn't seem like much but oh boy don't judge the book by cover here! This game is a lot of fun and extremely addictive. A must-have for dungeon crawl fans. My biggest complaint is sometimes it doesn't delete a game when I die so whenever I go to "open game" it's listed but doesn't load when I click on it. I'd like to be able to delete those games. Despite this, I'm giving the game full 5 stars cuz it's so awesome!
Developer Response ,
Sorry about that. An update should be available shortly (1.3.3) that fixes this issue. In the interim double tapping the throw button works consistently. Thanks for playing and reviewing!
Awesome, but lost the Bluetooth keyboard arrow keys
Love the game, been doing infinite varieties of gameplay for over a year now! Unfortunately, latest update seems to have dropped support for my Logitech Bluetooth arrow keys. Can you add ability to choose your keys for directions? Only other minor quibble is the font seems to have gotten much smaller for certain items (weapons and scrolls).
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.