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I generally don't post on topics as I get back up to speed, but an exception I think.

I was talking about Armagetron to a friend the other day and he suggested a text adventure version.

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You are approaching a wall.
>> Turn left.
You fail to turn left.
>> Turn left.
You fail to turn left.
You hit the wall.
End of line.
Somehow, I think the art here would fit in really well with this and make actually a pretty good game somehow.

Hmm...
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Tank Program wrote:I generally don't post on topics as I get back up to speed, but an exception I think.

I was talking about Armagetron to a friend the other day and he suggested a text adventure version.

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You are approaching a wall.
>> Turn left.
You fail to turn left.
>> Turn left.
You fail to turn left.
You hit the wall.
End of line.
Somehow, I think the art here would fit in really well with this and make actually a pretty good game somehow.

Hmm...
So it would be analogous to using the in cam view?

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Reminds me of IF quake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wAqMmhrvOw
Stupid Youtube link instead of the real thing (which does exist!) because I could not find it any more :(

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Re: ASCII art

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Good to know there are other folks with these crazy ideas out there, Z-man. And yeah, raph123, it'd be cockpit. That way it becomes somewhat analagous to trawling a dungeon, which you do as a first person too. No top down view to help you find the treasure there, and I'm not sure how you could write a text description of it either.
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Cockpit, that's what it's called. Would there still be acceleration and holes?

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Sine these are really cool. I think the MCP is really adorable in its simplicity, just like it was in the film haha
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raph, I have no idea. I really haven't thought it through fully as it's not something I ever really planned on writing. A quick thought says no holes and no acceleration though. That feels like something too complex for a text based adventure.
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