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18 January 2010 @ 08:53 am
Second-person Shooter  
Ever wonder what a first-person shooter would be like as a text game? No? That's probably for the best.

This is still awesome, for those of you so long in the tooth that you don't think "Zork" must be some Web 2.0 thing.
 
 
 
rbus: bifucklesrbus on January 18th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
i remember stuff just like that - only serious.

back when *everything* was text-based.

but then, i'm ancient.

"since before your sun burned hot in space...."
bayareajennbayareajenn on January 18th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Lol...this is about the *only* way I would play a first-person shooter.
msde on January 18th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Interesting, I heard that google code was a place where you could host files directly, but never investigated properly.
Noahangelbob on January 19th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Yup yup. Sort of a Google-hosted SourceForge. I haven't used them, but several friends have reported good results.
Markpolkamadness on January 18th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
help! I'm stuck in the locker room with the stupid alien in the middle of the door blocking movement.
Markpolkamadness on January 18th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
never mind; apparently a alien zorcher is a ray gun...

got to end; only partly finished, but still very fun.
Noahangelbob on January 19th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Indeed. I was all impressed, but I like good silly writing :-)
griffjongriffjon on January 19th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
A glowing RED KEYCARD sits on a desk in the middle of the room.

Using Shotgun>get card
Taken.

Using Shotgun>shoot crate
You riddle the StackedCrates with gunfire. Feel better now?

Using Shotgun>yes
That was a rhetorical question.
Roserosehelene on January 19th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Yay text adventures! I remember them fondly. :)

You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
msde on January 19th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
One of my earliest memories, if not my earliest memory, is playing adventure via acoustic modem to some machine at bell labs at my uncle's house. This may explain a few things.