|Release date(s)||19 March 2013 (current)|
DoomRL (or Doom, the Roguelike) is a roguelike video game for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, whose setting is based on the first-person shooters Doom and Doom II. It was created by Kornel Kisielewicz using Free Pascal and SDL.
DoomRL is turn-based, offers a top-down interface formed entirely of ASCII characters, and features a character leveling system with traits. As it is based upon Doom, the game is more fast-paced and combat-oriented than usual for a roguelike, and relies heavily on ranged rather than melee combat. A limited player inventory, non-stackable items, and other design choices contrast with the often extreme intricacy of games in its genre.
DoomRL includes the entire Doom soundset (although a significant subset of the sounds are not presently used) and music library, with optional support for high-quality MP3s.
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