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Angband is a freeware computer dungeon exploration game based (loosely) on the books of J.R.R.Tolkien. You explore a very deep dungeon, kill monsters, try to equip yourself with the best weapons and armor you can find, and finally face Morgoth - "The Dark Enemy".

Angband has a very long history. It started 1990 as an improved and "Tolkienized" variant of Moria. Moria itself was created in 1985 and was inspired by Rogue (from the late 70s). Countless changes were introduced by many programmers on the way to the current versions of Angband.

Ben Harrison, the previous maintainer, cleaned up the source code and made it more...

What's New

Version 3.1.2v2:

Gameplay changes

  • Make paralysis non-cumulative (you can't be paralysed more if you're already paralysed) (#783)
  • New algorithm for device failure rates, and display those rates during the inspect/aim/use/zap commands (#483, #715, #1048)
  • Extensive tweaking of artifact list (http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=2454)
  • Various randart changes, including random more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
+0

Am glad that the related/forked game, FAangband, had an update, otherwise I would never have been aware of these games. At the developer's website there is a ver. 3.4.1 available (MU download links is to 3.1.2), which is about 16 Mb and appears to have a bit more in the way of graphics -- for those require such fluff.

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Version 3.1.2v2
Londonskater Member IconReview+37
Londonskater
+1

Modern games leave very little to your imagination: there's usually a set goal, one or few set ways to reaching it, and heavily detailed graphics that show you exactly what the game developers want you to see.

Angband and all the rogue-like variants are not about this. The graphics are non-existent or limited to tiles, the gameplay is entirely open, and your goals may be different: you might want to collect magical weapons, or learn all the spells, or whatever, but it's a rich, rich world down there, and we're all the richer for it. It may take a little getting used to if you're coming from Doom III or Half-Life 2, but if you love gaming, love fantasy, then you may find something new and brilliant here.

There's nothing like a little frustration and disappointment (carting unknown weapons and armour; finding out they're rubbish) to make the triumphs (finding a Holy Avenger; killing a Multi-Hued Dragon) even sweeter.

Try it, you'll like it :D

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Version 3.1.2v2
Dremwkr Member IconReview+107
Dremwkr
+1

I have been playing Angband and the like, a long time before I played WoW. I enjoy the thoughtful pacing and using my imagination. I still play it because it is rich in RPG aspects, the way that a movie isn't as rich and in depth as a book is. Before there was a WoW, Warcraft, etc. there was Moria and its variants, Angband. This is a remarkable piece of gaming software.

(I give it a 5 for Graphics and Sound because I have a good imagination)

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Version 3.1.1
Kris Browne Member IconReview+5
Kris Browne
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Amid the Rogue family of games, there are those descended of Nethack (which are direct Rogue descendants) and those descended of Moria. Of the Moria family, Angband is the most successful, most consistent, and to my mind most fun.

While there are tilesets available to play with a modicum of graphics, I still always play text only. I know in my minds eye what the various creatures look like, and no game will ever match the resolution of my imagination, even if they might have superior framerates.

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Version 3.1.1b
nargot Member IconReview+42
nargot
+5

perfect osx port of angband. havn't had time to test stability however, due to the nature of the game i would hazard a guess that it would be fine. I'll play it for a while when i get time.

To those who want a fast action paced graphics based game this is not for you. Those who love moria/anband this is for you.

i have given 5 star review as angband as is a fantastic game and the 1 star reviews are complete rubbish.

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Version 3.1b
nargot
+1

stable currently level 33 without any hitch

Frosty Member IconReview+54
Frosty
+9

Seeing as some have totally misunderstood this genre of computer game and have therefore given it a very low rating because they thought there ought to be graphics in a 1.7mb download, I felt the need to give a positive review. I have played this game on and off for ten years. It is an extremely challenging game (for me) and will offer hours of gameplay if you like RPGs.

I wish there was continued development on this game, but it seems that steam has run out of the project. I'm glad it was ported to OS X though. Thank you developer. Good job.

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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+3

It was boring and needed some graphics.

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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+3

Most kids 15 and under would not like it maybe even 20 and under... personaly I will probably never play it again. :)



CAUTION:
THIS IS A TEXT ONLY GAME!!

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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+5

Excellent dungeons&adventure type of game for intelligent players that have imagination, persistence, skills, strategic thinking and ... ehem, courage :)
Most recommended !!!
Five stars !

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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+5

Very addictive and intelligent old school game.

It is refreshing to play a game that doesn't rely on the latest video card or needs multi gigs of files.

Unlike other games this one depends on the player for imagination. Much like reading a novel instead of watching the movie.

To get the most out of the game, it is best to read the help files by typing '?'.

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Version 3.0.5
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Downloads 13,752
Version Downloads 3,284
Type Games / Adventure
License Free
Date 19 Feb 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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