Kostatus

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Real name: Konstantin S. Tchernov

A second year BSc student in the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Majoring in Pure Mathematics and Computer Science, planning to stay for masters and then subsequently PhD.

He has been working on and off with roguelikes for a few years now. His current project is Woods of Torbin, WoT for short (http://www.geocities.com/kostatus/). A fantasy-themed roguelike that was initially inspired by Thomas Biskup's ADoM and was aspiring to be very smilar to that game, but now with ideas moving away at a new tangent from the old game. The latest release of WoT is long outdated, but he has actually made significant improvements since the latest released version (or so he claims).

He is still working on WoT but has started a complete remake from scratch - using Java. He now works with one of his friends as a co-developer and is hoping to get his new project back to the stage of the latest release of his old C++ WoT by at least December 2005.

Apart from being a developer, he has just recently started a review page for roguelike projects (http://www.geocities.com/kostatus/reviews.html). He finds this a great excuse to try out all the great new projects out there, and to gain some ideas for his own.


Favourite Roguelikes: 1) ADoM, 2) Moria

Some of his favourite writers (in no particular order and from no particular genre): Ursula Le Guin, JRR Tolkien, Fyodr Dostoyevskii, Isaac Asimov, Agatha Christie, Bram Stoker, Lois McMaster Bujold, Homer (the Greek guy, not the Simpsons guy), and many more.

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