At the recent Hand Eye Society event they looked at roguelike games, a genre of games that is seemingly hard to explain (watch video below). They seem to be growing in popularity again for some reason I don’t fully understand to be honest. It likely has something to do with the fun that is FTL.
Raigan Burns from Metanet Software explains this obscure genre of videogame and why he likes them. It’s the first ten minutes of his talk given at the Hand Eye Society Social in Dec. 2012.