As a gamer I was excited to play all the games groups created! I started with Oregon Trail.
Oregon Trail Review:
The game was pretty easy and straight forward to begin, you really didn’t need any directions for it since you could figure it out on your own. The game was also really clean and easy to read. There were white lines where it should be and so on, which is pretty important in a text based game. I was a bit disappointed that my game didn’t save automatically so I would lose my game if I exited out having to start over again. I did like how every new game had new events instead of the same hard coded events. In terms of code I thought that the group did a pretty good job in terms of making their game Pythonic. There wasn’t a lot of comments either, although it wasn’t really needed for the most case.
Of course I had to try the Tetris game, I mean who could resist a classic? There’s not much to say about the game except it’s a working Tetris game! In terms of coding I think the group did well to make it clean and easy to follow. I wish there were more comments in the Controller.py file though since I wanted to know more of what some of the functions were doing. I guess you could figure it out but I guessed on what some lines did. I also wish the shapes were different colors but still I was impressed with the quality of the code and game in general.
Text Based Zombie Game [SPOILERS]:
I love zombie movies, games, comics, etc. I was pretty excited try out this game and see what it would be like. I was playing through the game and some parts made me chuckle a bit… like the jail cell scene. Playing through several times I was sort of confused how you’re a zombie but you don’t die until you notice it . I wish the game had more opportunities to do things differently in them. Overall, the game has a lot of potential and the story line can really real people in (and because its about Zombies and there are a lot of Zombie fanatics out there) , I just felt like I was hitting A or B nonstop. In terms of coding, the game was written in C++ and seemed pretty neat and clean.
I’m serious impressed with the level of coding done by all the games and I’m looking forward to playing all of the other games that I haven’t tried yet! Till next time!
Thanks for playing Oregon Trail! To be honest, I think when we were testing it, the games were so quick that I don’t think any of us even considered making saves. I believe it wouldn’t be too hard to implement, but I don’t think that will be an addition we get to this week. We’ll be focusing on the customization of the game. The final goal is to have a start screen that lets you choose either if you want to play and with which theme (set of dat files) or let you modify current files/create new ones so that can create your own adventure theme. Its kind of like mod support, and you could even send your files to anyone else that wants to play.