Programmer Dabreegster posted this intriguing trailer (not just in its presentation, but also in its mysterious storyline) yesterday for his current project, MnemonicRL, a "real-time multiplayer roguelike with ASCII effects, immersive static towns, random dungeons, eight classes, and easy scripting."

If you watch the video all the way through, you'll catch a glimpse of a multiplayer conversation around the 04:15 mark. According to the programmer, his custom PerlRL engine helps the game step onto new ground by offering several single-and multiplayer modes, but he hasn't yet decided on how he'll execute the multiplayer gameplay, and is still figuring out what to do with permadeath and leveling.

Dabreegster promises an open beta soon for MnemonicRL, and plans to eventually release the game for Windows, Mac, Linux, and all platforms supporting Perl.

[Via TIGForums]