I wasn’t planning on following up my post on Castle of the Winds with another roguelike, but I picked up Risk of Rain from the Steam Summer Sale and so I’ve got the genre on my brain. With that in mind, I’m going to talk about my youthful love affair with Ancient Domains of Mystery.
When I was little, the bulk of my PC gaming came from downloading shareware titles from the considerable libraries of Apogee and Epic Megagames. It’s was from Epic’s collection that I encountered first roguelike game: Rick Saada’s Castle of the Winds. CotW had all the hallmarks of the genre, such as tile-based, turn-based movement, unidentified magical items,