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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Programmer on May 14, 2018, 04:26:31 am

Title: Such a nice game!
Post by: Programmer on May 14, 2018, 04:26:31 am
^_^
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: gumix on May 14, 2018, 05:22:41 pm
Thank you for such a nice feedback!
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: CarsonHod on August 29, 2018, 02:36:41 pm
I agree. I just love the art style that was accomplished in this game. It feels so well thought out.
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: clort on April 23, 2019, 03:26:17 pm
It's not just nice. 

This game takes a concept that others have tried (arcade game in terminal/console) and just completely blows them out of the water.

It does everyting so much better than everything that's been done before that it's a whole new class of thing.

Unfortunately, ascii-patrol is not very widely known.  I discovered ascii-patrol only after spending several hours searching all corners of web ascii/console arcade games.

I also want to write a (much more modest) arcade game for terminal: I'm more of the artist and less the programmer.  I've spent the past year and a half honing my chops with unicode block-25 graphics

(https://abload.de/img/cool-unicodebmws8sa8.png)
(https://abload.de/img/stallmanquotcapj3p9e.png)
(http://0x0.st/z8dY.png)

After some initial tests it looks like i'll be able to make a simple game without ncurses - just ansi codes for refreshing screen and cursor positioning should do the trick for, at least, somewhat modern systems.  I'm a little shocked by how smoothly the animation of ascii-patrol runs even with urxvt, which has some serious issues with rendering speed on the raspberry pi.

I'll do what I can to spread awareness of this ... well... groundbreaking game.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: gumix on April 23, 2019, 03:34:33 pm
Hi clort!
Thank you for your post, sounds like you're an ASCII connoisseur!
It is great to hear you are working on ascii game project too. I'd love to see your progress!
Regarding ncurses, yup drop it immediately! Simply stick to well adopted escape sequences, that's how AP works (on linux o/c).
Good luck  ;)
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: clort on April 23, 2019, 04:07:17 pm
Well thank you so much for the github page.   spec_nix.cpp is a rich harvest for me.
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: gumix on April 23, 2019, 07:31:44 pm
Oh! That code is a mess :D ! Glad to hear it contains some useful parts for you.
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: clort on April 24, 2019, 04:04:23 am
Hi clort!
Thank you for your post, sounds like you're an ASCII connoisseur!
It is great to hear you are working on ascii game project too. I'd love to see your progress!
I can give a hint! :)
(http://0x0.st/zb8-.png)
Title: Re: Such a nice game!
Post by: gumix on April 24, 2019, 07:05:49 pm
Can't wait to see it animated!