Gamasutra - The History of Rogue
Matt Barton has written another fascinating piece of gaming history at Gamasutra with The History of Rogue. Here's the opening:
Rogue: Exploring the Dungeons of Doom (aka Rogue), created in the early 1980s by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman, is an intriguing game for many reasons. For one, it's still being actively played, ported, enhanced, and forked two decades later -- a fact that challenges its description as just a "vintage" or "retro" game.
It's also among a scant handful of games that have achieved worldwide recognition despite originating on UNIX, a platform better suited for science and industry than computer games.
Thanks, Prime Junta!