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28 here, my introduction to dungeon crawler genre was though reading about Black Crypt [this one needs a PC port], and imagining the levels by reading the walkthrough and watching the maps. Years later i got around a copy of Lands of Lore and fell in love with the hidden switches and puzzles. Sadly, i was never much into EotB, mostly due to the AD&D vibe, you may laugh, but i still don't know if "17" in the stats is a lot, or not.
I'm 43. Started adding lines of text on a friend's TRS-80 machine to run the game "Chuck-a-Luck". It was all downhill from there! After a year or two of messing with his machine, saved up enough money to pay for an Apple II+. I had a 300 baud modem and was online with a service called 'The Source' (though it was still years until AOL and Prodigy hit the scene)! Started playing games like Wizardry, Castle Wolfenstein, Bard's Tale, Ultima III and IV, Bilestoad, ApplePanic, Zork, etc... Then I got my first HP Laptop in College (1987) for work papers. It had 16 shades (?) of green/monochrome. Was kind of a step back without the 16 colors from the Apple II+, but then I moved on to Larry the Lounge Lizard and some football game using Xs and Os on the screen! Yeah - it was a step back.... :)

After college I actually rented a 386 machine so I could type resume's and play games - of course! This is when I learned about faster modems; Got my first 1,400 baud. Man, that rocked! Had large phone bills from connecting to BBSs, but it was worth it. Played games like Wing Commander I and II, Betrayal at Krondor, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (what the?), Battlechess etc...

However, it was only until playing Wolfenstein 3D and Doom (with networked multiplayer) that I realized I was truly hooked on playing PC games and that there was no turning back!
Post edited April 20, 2012 by BurntSoul
32 and as a teen at 1991 I was burning brain cells with SSI classics and EOB1 on my 386sx... :D
I'll be 60 in a few days. I didn't start gaming untill very late in life and never played many dungeon crawlers.
20. Always loved dungeon crawlers since playing Warriors of the Eternal Sun back on the Mega Drive but most of the classics were before my time.
Late twenties :-) I bought this game because it reminded me a lot of "Lands of Lore - Throne of Chaos" which I played a long time ago.
34 here. Started with an Amstrad CPC 464 (yeah, the tape version) and that was an amazing thing at that time! I still have it, maybe it's still working. My first game emotions were Jet Set Willy or Mani Miner, then a friend got a PC1512... and it went downhill from there.

The first game I really loved on PC might have been Might & Magic 3, I think...

Mainly played console (NES and Playstation 1) games and side-scrollers on PC (as well as a large quantities of shareware games (never got the full versions of those, though).

Got interested in 90s games while in high-school (2002-2003, not sure exactly when) (starting with abandonware sites (the only way to find them back then) and now, though GOG). Now, I'm considered a walking encyclopedia on video gaming.
Age 41 and been in the games industry for more than 25 years,wrote and had my first work published when i was 12 years old,a musician from the C64 era and compose C64 remixes in the retro community now. Had various music published by Mastertronic and Gremlin Graphics mainly and was involved in the Amiga demo scene and late 80's and early 90's. Loved Eye Of The Beholder and Dungeon Master on the Amiga which Legend Of Grimrock pays homage to.
Post edited April 21, 2012 by Dean_Demon
27 (28 in 2 weeks!) My first game genre was adventure gaming, I played King's Quest to death back in the day (KQ4 to be exact was my first game). Then of course my cousins had an NES and I played Mario with them. Then I discovered RTS games through Commander and Conquer, then I discovered the FPS genre through Dark Forces and Duke Nukem 3D, and RPG's through Diablo and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Link to the Past (emulated that one).

When I was younger I was definitely more of an FPS gamer than anything else. Must've played Duke Nukem 3D and Doom II and Dark Forces to death. Then as I gotten older I've found that RPG seems to be my favorite genre, whether hack n slash like Diablo, JRPG's like Final Fantasy or MMORPG's like The Old Republic I just love a good RPG that I can sink my teeth into and just get lost in. Maybe its because I feel that I get my money's worth out of solid RPG's that take me 20-100h to beat.

I found out about Grimrock last Sept. I don't even remember where I found out about it but I knew watching the footage of it that this game would be special, one of those rare indy games that like Amnesia and Braid goes beyond being a "that's an okay experience" to "that's an amazing experience that has just as much polish if not moreso than any AAA game." And I was right.

Haven't beat the game yet, I'm stuck at the spider room at level 3, those spiders that poison you drive me nuts!
22 years old and this is pretty much first proper dungeon crawler I've played. 13 hours in and loving it, I'll have to check out some of the old crawlers after this.
It's great what gog is doing, allowing older people to re-experience games from their youth and youngsters like me to find the games we couldn't afford or didn't even know existed as kids.
46 here...been gaming since the days of pong
Post edited April 22, 2012 by Teaser

First PC in 2001: got a friend who let me play a lot of his games: Colin McRae, Tomb Raider Saga, Half Life...and this year i buyed Alice, The Longest Journey, Motocross Mania...lot of good games.

I never played a dungeon crawler until LoG. I love it. But i don't think i'm gonna play Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore after this...hace to admit that, even i don' have a console,i am a lite "consolized", it's difficult for me to get into some old games (only some, thank god) like this or RPG like Baldu'rs gate saga, Planescape Torment...

But i buyed, here and enjoyed, other games like Rayman 2, Gothic 1, Blood, Psychonauts, Thief, Unreal Gold, Ars Fatalix, Descent 3, Painkiller BE, Oddworld, Rise of the triad, Duke nukem,,,,
Post edited April 22, 2012 by jorgesc
20. Stonekeep was one of the first PC games I've ever played. I then proceeded to play Dungeon Master 1 and 2, Eye of the Beholder, Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos and many others.
Hi, I'm 40 years old.
My first Dungeon Crawler game was Dungeon Master on Amiga 500, played on a 28" color tv :)
I hope that LoG will be the first of a long serie games inspired to the Old School Dungeon Crawling RPG Games :D
Have fun!