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gamechampionx

Want to Make a Rogue Clone

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I'm a fairly decent programmer, though I don't code up too many games. I'm wanting to make a game similar to Rogue - ASCII-based dungeon crawler. I have all the know-how to code it up but I'm wondering if there's a good way to code up the character positioning in C++ (console program). I remember using SetConsoleCursorPosition and such way back when and it was slightly unpleasant. I'm currently running Ubuntu as well so I'm wondering if it would be tough to implement such freatures in a platform-independent way.

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I guess that's a valid option as well.

I have more experience with Java GUI design so I might do it that way. I was just considering a console approach because it could theoretically be simpler and also have the retro look.

Maybe this is better suited as an applet.

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I would go with a UI approach as well. Just think of all the things that are more natural with an actual UI: inventory panel, character stats panel, mini map.

Of course, this is the road to more complexity :)

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