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NYPLarcade Teen: Spooky Action Roguelikes


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.

Oct 8, 2013The Binding of IsaacEdmund McMillen &
Florian Himsl
Oct 22, 2013TeleglitchTest3 Projects &
Paradox Interactive
Oct 29, 2013Rogue LegacyCellar Door Games
Nov 5, 2013Don't StarveKlei Entertainment
Nov 12, 2013SpelunkyMossmouth
Nov 19, 2013Nuclear ThroneVlambeer
Dec 3, 2013Risk of RainHopoo
Dec 10, 2013EldritchMinor Key Games

Please feel free to contact Thomas Knowlton at 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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