ESCAPE FROM PROXIMA 5
(For the in-game backstory, see story.txt.)
To build it: ./rebuild.sh
THIS GAME IS A WORK IN PROGRESS; PROBABLY OF LITTLE ACTUAL PLAYABLE VALUE OTHER THAN AS A NOVELTY.
GAME PLAY VIDEO
If you just want to see gameplay videos, check these out:
Only a single game level is implemented so far.
I built this intending to show off the capabilities of my Tcell package for Go (the library used for "terminal" graphics under the hood.)
I got kind of caught up in it, and now there is a pretty powerful game engine under the hood. There is full support for animated sprites, with collision detection, layering, etc. And I've made some pretty cool visual effects too.
It runs in a text window. You want a reasonably big window (80x25 will work, but its harder to play with smaller screens), and you'll want a fast display.
You'll also want a color terminal -- 256 color support in xterm or Terminal is highly recommended. Oh, and if you can, try to use a UTF-8 locale. The game will work in basic ASCII with black and white, and it isn't completely garbage in that mode, but its soo much better with a more capable terminal.
Oh, don't try to run this over a 300 baud modem. You won't be happy.
Local terminals work fine. 9600 baud is probably pushing it. I haven't tested anything other than local connections; there are a lot of display updates in the game, so you do want to have a reasonably fast display. You can reduce the screen size if its too slow, that may help a little.
Yes, it should run in Windows too.
There is no sound (yet!)
Much of the code here will probably get cleaned up and structured properly for reuse in nice library form. Probably sub-packages under Tcell, for both the dynamic views and probably also the sprite management code and maybe even the full game loop.
Reusing Code & Assets
If you want to reuse any of the code or assets here, feel free, per the terms of the Apache 2 license. I would however appreciate an email letting me know how you're using this stuff -- I'm really hopeful that this work will inspire new creative efforts by others and I'm anxious to see what you create!
There are no special requirements to do so, but if you do use this code, I'd appreciate a mention somewhere in your project, with a link back to this github repo.