Ebony Spire: Heresy announced, in paid beta
Word reaches me that there’s a new graphical roguelike in development, one that has you maneuvering around in first-person in old-school “blobber” style. Created by Bacioiu Ciprian, Ebony Spire: Heresy plays like a first-person dungeon crawler (albeit one with procedurally generated levels, permadeath, and enemies that can use the same items, spells, and potions that you do).
ES:Heresy is a first person roguelike in which the player (a berserker, night shade or scroll mage) invades the sacred tower of Dae’eria, the Ebony Spire, in an attempt to slay the fervent goddess! The player has to climb up all 10 tower levels to reach the most sacred of places. Each floor contains one or more portals to other realms that the player must visit in order to obtain equipment that can aid him in his quest.
As with the best of the old-school roguelikes, Ebony Spire: Heresy makes its source code freely available under an MIT license. The developer states that you can mod in new items and creatures fairly easily–no real coding necessary.
Ebony Spire: Heresy is available to download from itch.io for a suggested price of $1.00 (you can pay what you want). Windows and Linux.