2024! Who’s ready for a little more procedurally generated permadeath? I’m just going to go ahead and take your silence as a resounding yes and move on to 7DRL 2024 for a full week of roguelike game jamming creating chaotic craziness is almost upon us!
This brings me to… let’s see… Rogue. An absolute gem from the days… when I was but a wee kid. We’re talking 1980 here – DOS! No fancy multi-core CPUs or expensive graphics cards. None of that. So it’s rather fortunate that Rogue, and the many similar titles that followed in its wake, didn’t need a beefy rig to run properly. Because computers were slow back then, and… oh, right. 7DRL.
Anyway, that was then, this is now, and a brand new iteration of everyone’s favourite weeklong game jam is right around the corner! I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be more excited to see what people come up with this time. Or, as always, how I’ll likely end up brutally murdered in every entry I try. Such is the way of a roguelike. It is not about if, but when you die, and how – which, in some cases, can be pretty glorious. Or miserable. I guess?
But enough dilly-dallying: 7DRL 2024 kicks off on March 1st, ending on March 11th. Not a literal week, but alas, time zones. At least this way, even those from the land down under will be able to squeeze in a full seven days. Anyway, be sure to register your game here, hopefully amongst several thousand other participants. Entries from years prior? Feel free to poke about 7drl.com in case you need inspiration or, you know, something to play. I’m more in the latter boat. Until it sinks. At which point, I’ll start over with nothing but bitter tears to remind me of what was lost. Ah, roguelike, a genre one can’t help but love and hate… in equal amounts.