Archive for April, 2010:

DCSS Survey Results of 2009

Lately, I’ve been quoting from last year’s survey results left, right and centre, and seeing how we still don’t have a nicely linkable version online, I guess it’s high time to change that.

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Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: Tiles Server Support Sneak Peak!

An April Fool is a happy fool! However, Luca Barbieri has announced NetTiles, a branch of 0.6 tiles that allows for play on CAO. Check out this thread on crawl-ref-discuss.

While there has been a lot of public development on Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, resulting in the massive upsurge of new features in the recent release of 0.6, our Tiles developers, as well as the public server administrators, have been working day and night behind closed doors on a huge wish-list item: the ability to play crawl online, at servers such as and, but using the Tiles interface instead of ASCII. This is something that a lot of people have been waiting on, and we’re really excited that it’s finally happened!

Public binaries will be released shortly, as we co-ordinate with server administrators for the change-over, and this post will be updated with links as soon as they’re live. For now, here’s a few screenshots of what it looks like, as well as a list of exciting new social media interactions that we hope you’ll enjoy.

Some new features:

  • Link your character’s status to your Facebook page, transmit milestones to your Twitter!
  • Clickable character images: each click gives you a character point, and for a thousand character points, you can resurrect that character when it dies.
  • You can now sell your unwanted or unused items, armour and weapons on eBay and etsy! You can also purchase from other players and import it into your game.

We hope you enjoy this month’s new release, Happy Crawling!