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Roguelookalike: ASCII-y FPS Illuminascii Released

Some parts look cooler than others. This: pretty cool.

Many games bear traces of Rogue and Roguelikes in their modern shells – your modern roguelikelikes like The Binding of Isaac and Spelunky – but they’re usually bits like procedurally-generated levels, mysterious items, and permadeath. New roguelikelike FPS Illuminascii [official site] also takes into its modern shell ASCII graphics.

It’s a strange mish-mash of 3D and ASCII symbols, where the player character is a 3D @ character (of course) and enemies are also characters, while guns are made of ASCII art and levels can be too. You can see for yourself, as the game launched last night.

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