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Angband for Mac

Dungeon exploration game based on J.R.R. Tolkien books.

Free
In English
Version 4.2.1
4.1
Based on 7 user rates

Angband overview

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 in 1990 as an improved and "Tolkienized" variant of Moria. Moria itself was created in 1985 and was inspired by Rogue (from the late 70s). The first version of Angband was created by Alex Cutler and Andy Astrand at the University of Warwick. The notable maintainers in the 90s were Charles Swiger and Ben Harrison. In 2000, Robert Ruhlmann took over. Starting March 2006, the game was looked after by Julian Lighton, and since April 2007 by Andi Sidwell. Starting the release of 3.5.0 on Christmas Day 2013, the game is maintained by Nick McConnell.

Angband is a member of a family of similar games called rogue-likes. Other well-known games of this type are Nethack, Slash'Em, or ADOM.

It's addictive, very addictive. Your REAL life will be influenced by playing! Don't say I didn't warn you! Angband was originally text-based, but graphical versions are now available for almost every computer system. Some Angband players still use the old ASCII-based graphics. There are even a few sound effects available for multimedia freaks ;-).

The original name "Angband" was created by J.R.R. Tolkien in the stories about "Middle Earth". Angband was a mighty fortified citadel originally constructed by Morgoth (Melkor) in the earliest days of the world as an outlying fortress to his northern stronghold of Utumno. Utumno was destroyed by the Valar, and Morgoth imprisoned in Valinor for three ages, but on his return to Middle-earth, he took Angband as the seat of his power and raised the towers of Thangorodrim above its gates.

Angband was besieged by the Noldor during the early part of the First Age, but the Siege of Angband was broken at the Dagor Bragollach. It was finally destroyed by the forces of the Valar at the end of the First Age, in the War of the Wrath.

The details of the story can be found in J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Silmarillion". You can also take a look at the entry for Angband in The Encyclopedia of Arda.

What’s new in version 4.2.1

Version 4.2.1:
  • Percentage combat is refined to become an actually playable option
  • Improvements to throwing
  • Udate to town generation
  • A major update to the new blackguard class
  • Several tweaks to the other new classes
  • Many improvements to the MacOS front-end particularly, but also others
  • Improvements to tiles
  • Addition of fancy color-cycling of monsters
  • Configurability of charecter sheet
  • Inclusion of some new, rare level types
  • Experimental Windows curses and SDL2 console ports added
  • Many small bugs fixed and quality-of-life improvements made

Angband for Mac

Free
In English
Version 4.2.1
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4.1

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bbw7
bbw7
Jul 1 2013
3.1.2v2
0.0
Jul 1 2013
0.0
Version: 3.1.2v2
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.
Londonskater
Londonskater
Feb 20 2010
3.1.2v2
5.0
Feb 20 2010
5.0
Version: 3.1.2v2
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
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Dec 28 2009
3.1.1
5.0
Dec 28 2009
5.0
Version: 3.1.1
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)
Kris-Browne
Kris-Browne
Jul 27 2009
3.1.1b
4.0
Jul 27 2009
4.0
Version: 3.1.1b
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.
nargot
nargot
Jan 8 2009
3.1b
5.0
Jan 8 2009
5.0
Version: 3.1b
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.
Londonskater
Londonskater
Feb 20 2010
5.0
Feb 20 2010
5.0
Version: null
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Dec 28 2009
5.0
Dec 28 2009
5.0
Version: null
Kris-Browne
Kris-Browne
Jul 27 2009
4.0
Jul 27 2009
4.0
Version: null
nargot
nargot
Jan 8 2009
5.0
Jan 8 2009
5.0
Version: null
Frosty
Frosty
Jun 1 2007
5.0
Jun 1 2007
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Apr 24 2005
1.0
Apr 24 2005
1.0
Version: null
Wormwood
Wormwood
Jun 13 2004
4.0
Jun 13 2004
4.0
Version: null