Explore dungeons and rack up points in Tiny Rogue

Controls in Tiny Rogue are as simple as they come. Since it is a turn-based game, your character must navigate the dungeon grids one square at a time. To move, just swipe in the direction you want to go. If there are empty slots in your inventory, moving over a tile with an item will stash it away for you. To use items, just tap on the icon of the one you want to use and then follow the prompt on the screen to use it on yourself (defense) or an enemy (offense). When you’re adjacent to an enemy square, just swipe in their direction to do a melee attack. If you get hit, you will lose a heart, and if all three are gone, then it means game over and you have to start over on a new run.


Since Tiny Rogue is a roguelike, players can expect a different experience with each run since the dungeons are always procedurally generated, so you never get the same thing twice. Unfortunately, there is only one character that you can play as, so there won’t be much variety in that area, but there are many different dungeon layouts, items, and enemies to strategize against. To make things even more interesting, Tiny Rogue is a high score chaser, since you will earn points for successfully reaching the next floor and defeating enemies. The goal is to get as far as you can while obtaining the most points before you die (only three hearts to start with). When the run is over, players get a nice stat screen of things like how many floors were cleared, enemies defeated, and other interesting bits of data.


Like other Ravenous Games titles, Tiny Rogue carries the signature 16-bit art style that may look familiar from games like Random Heroes and Devious Dungeons. If you grew up with the classic consoles like the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, then the graphics will remind your of your childhood, which is always welcome in my book. Even with the pixelated look and feel, the visuals in Tiny Rogue are incredibly detailed with proper textures and lighting effects. The colors in the game are rich and vibrant as well, so there’s plenty of eye candy to behold here. Animations are smooth and fluid, and the adventurous chiptune soundtrack is a delight to listen to. Sound effects are fun too, giving players audible feedback when they are hit or attack.


In the past few years, I’ve taken quite a liking to the roguelike genre of games, whether it is on a console, computer, or my iOS devices. I’ve gone through several different games that follow the turn-based structure and randomized dungeons, but I just can’t get enough of them. In fact, I would say that these types of games definitely fall into one of my favorite categories, so I am always looking for new ones to add to my collection. Another thing to note is the fact that Ravenous Games is a rather reputable development studio, with fantastic hits like League of Evil and Random Heroes, so when I saw that they had a new turn-based roguelike (not platformer-style like Devious Dungeons), I had to check it out for myself. Needless to say, I’m not disappointed so far.


Tiny Rogue ($2.99) by Ravenous Games Inc. is a bite-sized, turn-based roguelike that will keep you occupied for a long time to come. If you’re a fan of other titles like Microgue from Crescent Moon Games or The Nightmare Cooperative from Lucky Frame, then you will love what Tiny Rogue has to offer.

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Have A Simpler Time Dealing with Time with these and Time Management

It does not matter who you are or how you make a living, you probably have issues with time management. Even people who try to run their lives by a precise schedule can have a hard time staying on task, showing up on time and remembering their day-to-day goals. Several things play a role in this. The biggest reason for it is that, because of tablets and smart phones, we’ve got so many different distractions at our fingertips that are just begging for our attentions each day. In this article we will teach you how to use your iPhone or iPad as a tool for time management rather than as a time management unit of destruction.

Instapaper is well worth checking out. Instapaper is software you can use not just on your cell phone or tablet but on your computer too. It is a “read later” software that could save you a lot of time. How frequently during the day do you encounter an interesting article or website that you really would like to explore but do not have the time to dedicate to it? How many times have you thrown a wrench into your schedule because you read or explored it anyway (because you knew you wouldn’t remember it afterwards)? You could integrate Instapaper into your Twitter account and also some other programs, and save yourself all sorts of time by saving the links you would like to read for a time that is more convenient. The links you save are saved in one main account. This means that you can use any device (cell phone, tablet, and computer) to catch up on your reading when you’ve got the time.

Wunderlist is a fantastic application. It is your typical to-do list program but it hasn’t been dragged down by all types of graphics or sophisticated interfaces. Each day you can take a moment with this software and enter all of the things that you have to do that day. It is absolutely free. You could synchronize it to various devices and it really is easy to use. Just train yourself to check the application as frequently as you check your email and you will quickly see just how much simpler it is for you to keep on task.

Evernote is amazingly useful. It is a centralized location in which you can organize your random thoughts, your pictures, your downloads, your emails, and so on. It is not just syncable between devices (like your personal computer) you’ll be able to use it with your other software (like Wunderlist) as well. The major problem is that this application costs money. Your monthly subscription could be paid either every month at $5 each or every year for $45 per year.

Agenda is an invaluable calendar software. This is true for a lot of reasons but the biggest is that it syncs with both iCalendar (the calendar application most Macs, iphones and iPads use) and Google calendar. This makes managing your calendar easier in case you are an individual with a PC and an iPhone since you just enter your information into one place and then you can access it on any device you want. It is also really pretty.

You’ll find all types of time management applications you can download. We believe these are the best but if you do a little homework you will find plenty of others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author