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NYPLarcade Teen: Spooky Action Roguelikes

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NYPLarcade Teen is an opportunity for teens to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games. Our first series at Muhlenberg Library will focus on the roguelike genre.

The name "roguelike" comes from the 1980 dungeon crawler Rogue, which was developed for Unix, had procedurally-generated levels, and inspired other classics like Hack and Nethack. The general features are: permadeath (the player only has one life), a randomly-generated world, limited resources, and complexity through offering the player a wide variety of different items.

Concept art from Nuclear Throne (aka Wasteland Kings) by Vlambeer

All events listed take place in the community room of the Muhlenberg Library and begin at 4 p.m. For ages 12 to 18.

DATE GAME DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER
Oct 8, 2013 The Binding of Isaac Edmund McMillen &
Florian Himsl
Oct 22, 2013 Teleglitch Test3 Projects &
Paradox Interactive
Oct 29, 2013 Rogue Legacy Cellar Door Games
Nov 5, 2013 Don't Starve Klei Entertainment
Nov 12, 2013 Spelunky Mossmouth
Nov 19, 2013 Nuclear Throne Vlambeer
Dec 3, 2013 Risk of Rain Hopoo
Dec 10, 2013 Eldritch Minor Key Games

Please feel free to contact Thomas Knowlton at thomasknowlton@nypl.org if you have any questions. You can also friend NYPLarcade on Playfire and Steam.

Concept art from Spelunky by MossmouthConcept art from Spelunky by Mossmouth

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