Blue noted today that Salon.com posted a feature article on the classic single-player dungeon epic, Nethack. The article concentrates on the connections between the open source software movement and Nethack, noting ESR’s support for the game and the difficulties involved in applying the open source philosophy to game development. Also mentioned is how indebted the gameplay of titles such as Blizzard’s Diablo are to Nethack, bringing up the oft-mentioned “style over substance” argument that often appears when modern titles are compared to the games of yesteryear.
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