Dungeon Hacks

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Dungeon Hacks: How NetHack, Angband, and Other Roguelikes Changed the Course of Video Games is a book about video game history. It was written by David Craddock and published on 2015-08-05. The book details the rise of the Roguelike genre of computer role-playing games and how they influenced later games in the genre.

I got this book part of a Humble Bundle and, always wanting to learn more about the history of video games, listened to it.


I own an audio book recording of this book and am listening to it.



  • David Craddock doesn't just review of all the seminal games in the genre, he also interviews the games' creators and describes their influences, design process, and more.


  • A bit too much of the book was spent describing what could be shown in a single screenshot.
  • The topic is particularly niche, and the target audience would already be familiar with the topic, so it wasn't really necessary to describe the games so much.


  • Nothing.