POWDER 113 Released

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  1. FireEmblemGuy
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    POWDER 113
    Multiplatform roguelike game
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    Jeff Lait has updated his roguelike game POWDER to its 113th release, available for the GBA, DS, Wii, PSP, and most modern PC operating systems as well as a few other platforms.

    If you're currently playing a character, make sure to finish before updating - high scores carry over between versions, but saved games do not. [/p]
    Changelog:
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    [​IMG] POWDER homepage
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  2. 23qwerty

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    Man, when was the last time this was updated.
     
  3. fearofshorts

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    From the official homepage
     
  4. jerbz

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    love this game!
    excited to play the newest release..
     
  5. Another World

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    you obviously are one of those children who feel that gaming has to be 3d or next gen to be a real "game." powder is a wonderful example of a dungen crawler done right. perhaps if you could code your way out of a paper bag you would appreciate it for what it is.

    @FireEmblemGuy: thanks for the news. i'll have to drop this on my gba linker later this week.

    -another world
     
  6. jerbz

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    +1
     
  7. phoenixclaws

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    Have to try this one day on my NDS. Amazing that he got an update after so long.
     
  8. fearofshorts

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    He's actually been updating it fairly consistently for the past several years.
    Also, it's not an old game. It's a roguelike, where the graphics don't matter.

    It's my favourite homebrew game of all time and it's one of the only games of it's genre on the DS at all (including commercial releases).
     
  9. Rayder

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    Yikes! The last time I updated POWDER was 104, that version is about about 2 years old, according to his archives. Time for an update! Think I'll go for the DS version instead of the GBA version this time. Should be pretty darn refined by now.

    I remember playing a game like this on either a C64 or an old Apple II....can't rem the name of it though, but if it was for C64, I likely have it stashed away somewhere.

    Thanks for the heads-up! [​IMG]
     
  10. Dangy

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    Marry me.

    This game is amazing, and I've spent hours on it.
     
  11. damnet

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    man I love this game, been playing since version 88 if I'm not mistaken, but hell, It's freaking hard, not as much as nethack, but still hard, I find it pretty impossible to be a pure mage on it and live past the 6th floor, actually using magic is useless for me, I always last longer when I go for a simple brute setup, heavy armor, warhammer, etc... and still I will get to say floor 12 and die on a stupid way like being so badly poisoned that my life goes from full to 0 in under 2 seconds.. or starving to death....

    did anyone here actually finished this? ever?
     
  12. fearofshorts

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    Maybe not here, but on it's forums they have a lot of people who have.
    What really terrifies me is that one day I'll get really close and then die.
     
  13. GolenSun550

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    Classic game reminds me some good memories.

    I love it.
     
  14. skoondi

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    This is indeed an awesome game, in fact one of the only games I play on my DS [​IMG].
    Yes I've finished it a couple of times but not since about 105 or so, I've just updated and started playing again. My brother has also finished it once. Pure Mage would be very difficult (impossible? way too few hit points) I tend to have the best game/fun playing a fighter/mage or barbarian, better get back to it.
     
  15. lincruste

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    By the way if you are into readmes, why not sending the author a nice hello as requested? That Jeff Lait guy is such a kind person!