Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2011 winners!

Voting for best roguelike games at Ascii Dreams has finished today. This time almost three thousand people have voted! Undisputed winner is:

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Tales of Maj’Eyal

Following are the 20 first games (note we have two ties):

1. ToME 4 with 702 votes

2. Dungeons of Dredmor with 612 votes

3. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup with 486 votes

4. JADE with 431 votes

5. Desktop Dungeons with 391 votes

6. Dwarf Fortress with 373 votes

7. Brogue with 240 votes

8. The Binding of Isaac with 199 votes

9. DoomRL: Doom, the Roguelike with 178 votes

10. Cataclysm with 170 votes

11. Legends of Yore with 94 votes

12. X@COM with 90 votes

13. Caves of Qud with 87 votes

14. UnReal World with 79 votes

15. Angband with 68 votes

15. Cardinal Quest with 68 votes

17. POWDER with 66 votes

18. Infra Arcana with 62 votes

19. Prospector RL with 49 votes

19. Rogue Survivor with 49 votes

10 thoughts on “Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2011 winners!

  1. This is a great list every year, lets me know what are the RLs finished enough and good enough to download – a list that is hard to find otherwise due to differences of opinion etc. I didn’t vote this year as I was busy on our new private sales shopping web site and blog

    I don’t know about JADE being up there, it is really under development, but the RL community is looking forward to it of course (should it be JADE ADOM?)

    Anyway, I’m a big fan of modernising ADoM in Java to reach a bigger audience for all the benefits a much broader audience gives without taking anything away from RL fans (options to set it back to ASCII, same shortcuts etc – just with a proper modern UX, graphics and sound, like any Java game in this post 2000 world).

    I posted a few things regarding TB’s posts on the subject, coming from the point of view of usual running of a new software project and trying to make it a big success. I might repost here as there is a lot of noise…


  2. Jade number 4? Really?

    It’s like I would make a site about my new roguelike with system x and y and everything’s super awesome, heres version 0.1 for –> download <– atm all you can do is walk around and its a lil buggy but remember, its going to be super awesome!

    And bam my roguelike is one of the best in the whole year o0 hooray me!

    Not hating, just seems a lil bit wierd 🙂


  3. Well, the release pace has been decent all things considered, as well as people voting to support a thing in anticipation is always a consideration.

    I’d imagine there will be an even more interesting spread of numbers and such for next year’s poll, and probably even more people voting across the lot of it. JADE currently pretty much has the ADOM community of old, so it’ll be especially interesting to see what the JADE specific community shapes up to be—especially with the commercial Ultimate Edition in the mix.


  4. Why the hell is Binding of Isaac even on this list?! Dungeon Crawler and Roguelike are not interchangeable words. The game isn’t even turn based which is a HUGE aspect of being a Roguelike. It’s a very fun game, no doubt, but not even close to Roguelike.


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