ascii Pac-Man
April 19, 2001 10:44 AM   Subscribe

ascii Pac-Man that's free, runs in win/dos and linux, and is complete with color graphics and smart ghosts.
posted by mathowie (5 comments total)
Not bad. I wonder why he didn't have it emulate the arcade game using the original roms (like MAME does). If I had any free time these days, I'd go and do it.
posted by milnak at 11:28 AM on April 19, 2001

I taught Ben in High School and then worked with him at my college's computer center. Or maybe I taught his little brother. I don't recall -- my memory's hazy from those few years, just six or seven years ago. In any case, Ben's one sharp whip.
posted by ewagoner at 11:29 AM on April 19, 2001

I've never seen anything like this running in a terminal. Does anyone remember the old "worms" screensaver (well, "terminal" saver) from the days of gopher and talk?

If people had made games like this 8 years ago, I wonder if we'd all be playing remote, multiplayer games via telnet. Instead, we built games to stand alone for years and then started adding networking functionality later.
posted by douglasprc at 11:31 AM on April 19, 2001

I'd like to find a Palm OS or CE version so I could play it on my phone.
posted by sixdifferentways at 12:37 PM on April 19, 2001

I'm in a PC assembly class right now (literally, right now, I am in the lab working on a final project), and the first "graphical" stuff we programmed relied heavily on text-mode video. I wish I had thought of something like this before committing myself to a graphics-intensive protected-mode project.
posted by Eamon at 11:42 PM on April 19, 2001

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