Major classic roguelikes

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The term "'''major classic roguelikes'''", also known as 1st generation roguelikes, refers to games written in the 1980s, before the popularisation of the IBM PC and Internet. The five games considered as ''classics'' are, in chronological order:
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The term "'''major classic roguelikes'''", also known as 1st generation roguelikes, refers to games written in the 1980s, before the popularisation of the IBM PC and Internet. The five games considered ''classics'' are, in chronological order:
 
* the original '''[[Rogue]]''' – 1980
 
* the original '''[[Rogue]]''' – 1980
 
* '''[[Moria]]''' – 1983
 
* '''[[Moria]]''' – 1983

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The term "major classic roguelikes", also known as 1st generation roguelikes, refers to games written in the 1980s, before the popularisation of the IBM PC and Internet. The five games considered classics are, in chronological order:

Each of the above games had been groundbreaking in some way, and many conventions set down in them have followed onto contemporary works.

Some of them have evolved (Hack into NetHack, Moria into Angband), while others have died off (the original Rogue, Larn and Omega).

See also

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