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Old 02-18-2011, 05:08 PM
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Just curious.

This is something I've always been interested in--video games were what got me thinking about software development back in the mid 1980's--but, as it turns out, I've never had the inspiration to complete a game. I've written a few bits and pieces, some screensavers that were almost game-like in appearance, and even some non-game software for the Nintendo Game Boy, but never anything I felt like giving to somebody else. The closest thing I think I've actually done to real game coding is probably to participate in several AI contests between friends and coworkers, although I had no role in developing any of the graphical portions of these, just pure AI.

...how 'bout you? Written any games or otherwise anything game-ish? Let's hear!
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I started writing a Tetris clone and a sort of platformer thing in Python as part of my Computer Science course. They were both pretty crappy. With the Tetris clone, if you rotated your shape at the wrong time, it'd sometimes leave a block filled in in the grid and it'd sometimes pass through other blocks, losing chunks of itself...
As for the platformer, the game could only recognise one keypress at once, so you had to release the arrow (movement) keys before you hit space, otherwise your character (specifically, the character 'X' ) wouldn't jump.

I'm currently working on a piece of Go-playing software with 4 other Comp Sci students, and it's quite a challenge, but very rewarding.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:50 PM
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Cool stuff! Regarding Go: Strategy game AI is fun to do. My school's ACM chapter used to do programming contests based on Reversi and other strategy games. They were a blast!

Unfortunately, so many of the "bits and pieces" I've written date back to college, and were written for DOS protected mode. Hence, I can't run them today without an emulator. D'oh!
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hrh
I haven't really written anything that would qualify - just things that usually ran in the command line, text based, and didn't do much. I had the idea for a text based kind of parody RPG game, but I've never even started it...
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