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  • After spending many many hours of my time on this wonderful game, I fear I have finally gotten to the point where I'm about done playing and beating it. I figured this forum would be the best place to get/give recommendations for other great games that people have enjoyed like Pixel Dungeon. I'll go first!

    - Spelunky - available on PC, playstation, and xbox arcade, it's very similar to Pixel Dungeon although it's not turn based. In that sense it might be even more maddening but the controls work well and it's a ton of fun!

    - Tower Raiders 1, 2, and maybe 3 - Tower Defense games available on Android in both free and paid (full) versions. Nothing like Pixel Dungeon except for the fact that they're well designed and you can waste hours on them.

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    • Another game that is nothing like Pixel Dungeon: World of Goo. I've only played the trial version, but it was tons of fun and getting the OCD criteria is almost impossible. :)

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    • Dungeon Madness.

      "God****** Google I want a dungeoncrawler!!1!"

      Result found: Dungeon Madness.

      Like PD, but with a chatty door ghost, powerful spells, miniscule inventory, moving not turn-based, two bosses... Death is infrequent and just restarts the floor.

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    • DungeonPixel is pretty unique! Fun, free, easy to play, no ads, no real in-app purchase, no ****** permissions required, light, open source... I'm impressed.

      I found these lists of rogue-like games for android. Maybe it can help? (And Maybe I should try the very famous nethack?)

      http://playboard.me/android/channels/51e64aa04368c3654900389f 

      http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Top+10+Android+charts/feature.asp?c=48025


      Here are some android games that I like. Notice that for all these games, no special permissions are required, except maybe "in-app purchases" (like DungeonPixel) or "Photos/Media/File" (I guess it's ok). A lot of games ask for inappropriate permissions... and are removed from this list. ;)

      • I could easily advice to try "Hoplite", also a turn-based pixel random game. It's more a tactic game, it's really shorter, but maybe it's not so far from DP? ;) Anyway, if you think bad before you move, you could die quickly... and you have to start again from the beginning. You can play it for free. You can buy it to unlock deeper depths and new abilities, but it's not so interesting. The free version is enough to have good fun, and to discover most of the game. (But it's cheap and fun, so I bought it. ;) ) 
      • Another interesting Rogue-ligue could be "Delver"? It's a new pixel 3D rogue like. I downloaded it, but I didn't try it yet, so I don't know! It's 2$.
      • I liked "Out there". It's a serious random spaceship survival, without fight. When you lose... you lose. I wouldn't say it's incredible, but it's a good game, well done, nice to play, and it's original: it's already a lot! It's a little bit more expensive (more or less 4$), but it's a nice little success story for the 2 developers. Now, they plan to offer a free upgrade.

      (Talking about space rogue-like, I would really like to play "Faster Than Light", but it's not on android... yet? :( So, I tried "Star commander" -not rogue-like at all this one-, another indie success story. It's fun, I liked it, but I could'nt say it was really good. They plan to do a lot of changes. Maybe that this next major version will be better?)

      Next ones are not at all "rogue-like":

      • I was impressed by "IceBreaker : A viking voyage". It's a "cut game", like Cut the rope... but really different! It's beautiful, it's funny, it's long, levels are numerous and differents, challenges are interesting... It took me a lot of time to play it at 100%. ;) It's more or less 2$.
      • "The Bard's Tale" is an old PC game they put on android... so it's a "real" game! I keep good memories of this game. It's pleasant to play, and there is a lot of humor in the story. (2$)
      • If you like tower defense games, "Kingdom Rush" is very nice and good-looking. (There are 2 games, at 1$, and the second at 2$.) But you can play it for free as flash games, so... 
      • I must admit that the recent "Monument valley" (4$) is a cool experience, even if it's not long, and not really difficult.
      • If you like "point and click" games, "Machinarium" (6$) get a nice atmosphere. However, I never played it on android.
      • If you like original platformers, "VVVVVV" is a classic, now on android. (3$) Controls are good... and for this game, it's important!
      • If you like pixelized management games, the Kairosoft company games are fun. (Maybe more addictive than interesting? ;) )The most famous is "Game Dev Story" (2$), but there is a lot of others. With "Dungeon Village" (4$) for example, you can have warriors, wizards, dungeons, levels, etc... ;) You can find  "lite versions" of their games to try.


      Notice that with Humble Bundles for android, it's possible to play a lot of really cool games for a good price. (I played "Waking Mars", "Anomaly warzone earth", "Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery", "Eufloria", "Draw a stickman", etc...) Even if I didn't try all the games I had, I'm overall disapointed because I missed so many good bundles. ;)


      PS1: Of course, World of Goo is great ! ;) (Never played Minecraft, Terraria... and I don't know POWDER... and I didn't find it...)

      PS2: If you want more games, I've got more games! ;) I play only on android smartphones, and I'm always looking for good games. (Sometimes I play with computer for nice short games/experiences, like for example "Lakeview cabin", "Naya's quest", "Gods will be watching", "No one has to die", "Cave story", etc...)

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    • @ Chouia

      I'll be providing a link to POWDER and maybe Minecraft and Terraria.

      Edit: Got link to POWDER, Minecraft, and Terraria.

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    • Powder is maybe too hardcore, isn't it? I like the modern style of dungeon pixel. :)

      I played "Delver"... already finished... Only 7 depths to find the orb, then you get to get out... The game is nice, but short, and not really interesting. Few items, few mechanism... In fact, I discovered that it's on beta early acces on steam, for computers. Thechnically, this retro-game is nice, but there would be so much to add and improve to make it a good game... (and there is so many good old games... I will probably never play.) So, I don't regret Delver, but I don't advice it particulary. ;) HA! And you can directly see that it is a computer game because when you take an item... the description is below!!! And you can't see anything, unless you have invisible fingers. It was the same ennoying problem with "bit Dungeon" for example. (Another rogue-like game really nice to play, but with few interest. They sell it on android, but you can play it for free as a flash game. If he find a game designer, bit Dungeon 2 could be great! ;) )

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    • I'm surprised no one has suggested Brogue yet, as (if the front page is to be believed) Pixel Dungeon was inspired by Brogue. It's an old-school rogue-like (all ASCII... no sprites here, though there is a tileset built by a player), but is significantly more difficult than PD.

      There's also a pretty active forum where they host weekly and weekend contests (everyone plays a game started with the same seed, and you post your run to see who scores the highest).

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    • Oraticus wrote:
      I'm surprised no one has suggested Brogue yet, as (if the front page is to be believed) Pixel Dungeon was inspired by Brogue. It's an old-school rogue-like (all ASCII... no sprites here, though there is a tileset built by a player), but is significantly more difficult than PD.

      There's also a pretty active forum where they host weekly and weekend contests (everyone plays a game started with the same seed, and you post your run to see who scores the highest).

      I was thinking on suggesting Brogue. I didn't because it was on the main page so I thought it wasn't necessary. Maybe I was wrong. ;)

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    • There is BrogueX on android. The game is open-source, but you still have to pay 2$... so I don't know if I should support this guy for this work. :) Is Brogue really cool? I'm a little bit afraid of ascii games, especially on android. I like when it's quick and easy to play...

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    • I haven't played Brogue but I'd like to. Brogue is cool and very interesting. I've watched a video series on it. I've read updates of it, and it sounds cool, too. The updates list is really long though. It's like 10 times longer than what the update list is of Pixel Dungeon. I still read most of it anyway.

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    • Chouia wrote:
      Is Brogue really cool? I'm a little bit afraid of ascii games, especially on android. I like when it's quick and easy to play...

      Personally, I think Brogue is a great game. It's not necessarily extremely quick (especially if you're playing carefully, as you should), but a dedicated run to the amulet can take roughly a few hours with cautious play. Unfortunately, this is a game best played on a computer (much easier with keys), or possibly on a tablet.

      Still, it's far more strategic than PD, and worth a try. There's many more mechanics at play in this game, and with more "open" areas, stealth play is much more viable. There are no bosses, but deep dungeon mobs are like minibosses unto themselves.

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    • If people are suggesting Old-School style platformers, than here's my entry: You've certainly heard of it, and god **** is it fun. Introducing the groundbreaking new title of: SHOVEL KNIGHT! (15 USD) In Yacht Club's new kickstarted title, we found a fun instant classic. Also, do you like Duck Tales (the game)? Well this game has the Shovel Pogo (well, shovel drop) technique. Also like a million shovel puns. Go and fight in the name of Shovelry! (No, I do not [unfortunately] work for Yacht Club...)

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    • Papayaman1000 wrote:
      If people are suggesting Old-School style platformers, than here's my entry: You've certainly heard of it, and god **** is it fun. Introducing the groundbreaking new title of: SHOVEL KNIGHT! (15 USD) In Yacht Club's new kickstarted title, we found a fun instant classic. Also, do you like Duck Tales (the game)? Well this game has the Shovel Pogo (well, shovel drop) technique. Also like a million shovel puns. Go and fight in the name of Shovelry! (No, I do not [unfortunately] work for Yacht Club...)

      Never heard of it lol.

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    • A whole lot of (mostly) creative online pixel games: pixellovegames.com. Many hours of fun to be wasted playing all them games :)

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    • A fun game you can play with no download required: Wayward!

      In this game you wake up trapped on an island with a bunch of mean monsters on it.

      It is a rouge like similer to pixel dungeon (besides the fact that your not in a dungeon) but has crafting like in Minecraft.

      This game is still in beta stage, and yet it is still a very difficult and great game.

      if anyone plays this game, I need your help. There is a (unofficial) wiki, but it is very lacking in information. If some of you could go and fill it in, I would be very grateful. I would do it myself but I'm not very good at that kind of stuff.


      -DarthMimic-

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    • Another fun game, NetHack! Similar to Rouge (or Brouge, I guess). It uses ASCII graphics, which I think are awesome. It's a rougelike dungeon crawler, with more than 50 floors. It is super hard. you can download it for free.

      -DarthMimic-

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    • Check out Bounty Hunter Space Lizard, more along the lines of a brougelike or Hoplite, but it can scratch the "small map tactics" itch.

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    • NetHack! I started playing it often after playing pixel dungeon for very long! The experience from pixel dungeon helped!

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