They Create Worlds

A Rogue’s Survival Part 1

September 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 170 - A Rogue's Survival Part 1


We start looking into Rogue by looking at the computer systems that helped to spawn its creation. We cover the history of UNIX. The development of UNIX is tied heavily to the development and distribution of Rogue. Rogue was programmed in partnership between Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman. The game featured extensive replayability. The game started to spread through early UseNet and inspired others to create similar games.


TCW 084 - Time Shared:

AT&T Archives The UNIX OS:

C Programing Language with Brian Kernighan:

AT&T Archive The Bell System:


Bill Joy Interview:

What is ASCII?:

Characters Symbols, and the Unicode Miracle:

The Hidden Early History of Unix:



Rogue on Steam:




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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: 

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