|Influences||"Amber" by Roger Zelazny, Angband|
|Updated||v2.7.4c on August 1, 2004|
|Platforms||Unixes, DOS, Windows, Mac OS X, others.|
|[ Official site of ZAngband]|
Zangband is a variant of Angband which started in 1994.
Zangband is one of the most succesful of the countless variants of Angband. Instead of being based on J.R.R. Tolkien's books, Zangband revolves around the world of "Amber" created by Roger Zelazny (hence the name, which is supposed to mean "Zelazny Angband"). ZAngband introduced a map, outside the town, of countryside with more dungeons.
Versions and platforms
Originally created by Topi Ylinen, Zangband's development has seen a lot of additions to the original Angband game (a wilderness, an OAngband-style combat system, and a totally different kind of balance from the normal game being some of the more notable changes).
The current version is v2.7.4c, released from August 1, 2004, though many people play the current development version, which has had significant changes compared to the previous release. In late 2005, the lead developer Steven Fuerst has returned to Zangband and it would be a reasonable expectation that development would now speed up. However, 10 years later in 2015, it would appear development is no longer active.