Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So it looks like the Empire type of BBS game I'm looking for is based off
of another game: Dukedom. I was going through my collection of Apple II games
and I ran across a text adventure disk that had a copy of it in Basic.
I printed it out and created a Java port of the game. It's not exact, but
it does allow you to control the game through input. My
only allowed a key press to advanced turns, so not much there but number crunching.
The port is pretty true, but I set some numbers higher so the game can be
played a little longer, the orginal game is over pretty quickly, talk about
a casual game! I also dropped the other dukes attacking. Guess I just got lazy
but I figure that the game is focused on over throwing the King, so why even
bother with the others. Also, winning the game is taken straight from the
code, so you're going to need a lot of grain to pay off those merceniars.
Make sure you don't go to war too earily.
Dukedom is just a fun little
to play through a few times to see if you can overthrow the King. It reads key
presses, deals with different pages, and handles number crunching. Not a lot there.
But it's pretty neat to think that we can still keep the 80's alive through something
Enjoy - D
Currently Playing: Eve Online