Wednesday, January 20, 2010

libtcod-net 1.5.0b2 release

(Your regularly scheduled roguelike posts will continue after this brief announcement.)

Magecrawl uses libtcod-net heavily both for graphics display and in the game engine (pathfinding, LOS, etc). libtcod-net is just a thin c# wrapper layer around libtcod that I wrote before starting Magecrawl.. I think for any new roguelike, written in either in a managed or unmanaged language, libtcod is a wonderful library to use. jice, the writer and maintainer, is very responsive with suggested features and bug fixes.

A new version of the library has come out in beta, 1.5.0b2. It adds random name generation, sub-cell image blitting, and a few other things I can't think of right now. I'm not currently in need of any of the new features, but it seemed like a good time to update the wrapper and move Magecrawl to use it.

If your in the market for a library to sit your new or current roguelike under take a look at libtcod and/or libtcod-net.

No comments: