Quote:Original post by Anonymous Poster Quote:Original post by BoZo - Roguelikes are currently the king of randomized and replayable games. An interesting upcomming game from the maker of ADOM is called JADE, a game I would consider a nextgeneration roguelike and should be noteworthy to anyone interesting in randomized gameplay. You can read more about it here: http://www.adom.de/jade/index.php3 Is Jade really going to be in text mode ???? Wont you run out of useable letters (pretty soon you are forced to use letters/sympbols that are non-mnemonic...) if you have as complicated a 'world' as the description implies???? Isnt this like a throwback 20 years in gaming (at least use Icons 'pieces' that have more variability and a chance to look like what they represent). Maybe if the target is the palmtop/cellphone market I could see why.... The game will be in ASCII yes. Mainly because then all he really has to focus on is programming the game. And it is a really giant task which still takes him several years to complete without any flashy graphics. And secondly, I doubt that he will run out of symbols to use as both upper and lower case characters are used to depict different objects. And so does the colour of the symbol.