It might have a touchscreen, but it still uses ASCII…

By: Alehkhs

On: December 6th, 2008

Ah, new-age meets old-school!


It’s Rogue for the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Free from Gandreas Software, this iteration of the father of dungeon crawling is advertised as being faithful to the original. This version is controlled via touch using a ‘Commands’ menu for actions such as opening doors and climbing stairs, although these actions also have a gesture-based ‘hotkey’ for those of us just barely patient enough to play a traditional roguelike.

Playable in both the original ASCII as well as a nice tileset.


Game Page
Download from iTunes

  • VD

    That makes me so happy…

    To see the legendary ROGUE still infiltrating every gaming outlet it can get its “at” symbols into…

  • sinoth

    <3 roguelikes... would definitely like to see some Angband on there as well :)

  • BeamSplashX

    Beneath Apple Manor ripoff!

    I kid, Rogue never blasted PC Speaker music at me or only existed on just two platforms.

  • null

    not just a roguelike, but rouge itself. big difference

  • Phasma Felis

    Wait, it’s taken this long for someone to put a roguelike on the iPhone? I’m disappointed.

  • BeamSplashX

    Well that’s a sour attitude, isn’t it? It’s as if not doing it would’ve made you feel better. Cheer up and play some Rogue!

  • corpus

    Phasma Felis, get a grip.

    This is fun! It’s a fun thing.

  • splotki

    too bad the controls are terrible…. I hope they patch this up and provide some fuax-dpad / faux-keyboard buttons for control eventually.

  • Phasma Felis

    I’m kidding, you guys, chill out. :D

  • BeamSplashX