IVAN & What makes ‘Roguelikes’ fun

Roguelikes are a sub-genre of RPG games. They are typically dungeon based, with either ASCII style graphics or very simple pixel tile art. They tend to be turn based games with procedurally generated dungeon maps, random spawning items, weapons and skills.

Retro Game Review: Toejam & Earl (1991)

So I’m staying up late with nothing to do for an hour or two, and it’s been a while since I wrote a retro game review. I’m currently eagerly following the development of a new title in this series. So it seems like a good idea to review the original title and rave about why it is one of my favourite nostalgic games ever.