Developer: Grid Sage Games
Price: $30+ (various alpha tiers)
From more traditional games like Dungeons of Dredmor and ToME to rhythm hybrids, first person shooters, and everything in between, saying that the roguelike genre has exploded in recent years would be an understatement. An expanded version of the 2012 7DRL entry, Cogmind goes back to the genre's roots, shaping its sci-fi world of drones and machines with dynamic ASCII visuals.
The game's dynamic ASCII aesthetic brings the tactical action to life, as EMP bursts distort the environments, explosions radiate red-orange pixels, rockets leave dull smoke trails in their wake. And if ASCII aren't your style, Cogmind also features a pixel tileset to give the game a different look.