Are you hard enough to slap an armoured knight to death with naught but your bare hands while deadlier things are
hunting you down in the pitch black?
Then come play in the Dungeons of Daggorath!
(Or maybe you're in the mood for a little retro gaming...)
!Daggorath is based on the sourcecode of Dungeons of Daggorath, a ground-breaking game from 1982 for the Tandy (Radio Shack) Colour Computer and the Dragon computer. It was one of the first games with role-playing and 1st-person elements; and to my knowledge, the first to use a sympathetic heartbeat. I devoted many hours to it when I was 15 and kept returning to it for several years. I missed it after my CoCos were retired. Decades later, I was pleased to discover that its leading creator Douglas J. Morgan had made the sourcecode available and Richard Hunerlach had led the production of a port to the PC. And now, as a test-bed for ports of SDL and Mesa libraries, I have ported that port to RISC OS.
|The complete !Daggorath application|
and installation utilities
Wikipedia has an article on the original game.
Richard Hunerlach has studied in-depth the original sourcecode and describes many under-the-hood features which are enlightening to experienced players.
Another (long!) webpage has an interview with two members of the original creative team, plus a great deal more material and numerous links including a couple of complete walk-throughs.
The PC port has a forum. Although it has been quiet for three years, there are hundreds of posts to browse.
The copyright for Dungeons of Daggorath is still held by the original author, Douglas J. Morgan. Copyright (©) 1982 DynaMicro. He has granted a license to reproduce Dungeons of Daggorath.
This product, !Daggorath version 1.00, was derived from the sources of Daggorath PC-Port version 0.5.0 copyright (©) 2003 Richard Hunerlach.
This product makes extensive use of the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) and Mesa libraries.
This product contains reproductions of documents of unknown authorship. Copyright remains with the original authors and rights of authorship will be respected in all cases. Links to original sources are provided.
All other files unique to this product are copyright (©) 2012 Christopher Martin (belles at internode on net). All rights reserved. Sourcecode available on request.
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