Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 02:36 UTC, submitted by James Collett
Games The idiom 'don't judge a book by its cover' can be extended to 'don't judge a computer game by its graphics'. Whilst the games featured in this article have extremely basic graphics, they have many redeeming qualities beyond evoking fond memories of the early days of computer gaming. Text-based games are often forgotten and neglected in the Linux press. However, there are some real ASCII gems out there waiting to be explored which are immensely addictive and great fun to play.
Thread beginning with comment 500012
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by clasqm
by draburn on Tue 13th Dec 2011 16:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by clasqm"
Member since:

Nothing spectacular: a word processor like WordPerfect 5.1, a spreadsheet like Lotus 1-2-3, and so on.

We discovered better paradigms and built on them. Nowadays, you write TeX files using your favourite editor (emacs or vim) and the results are way better than using WordPerfect. Likewise, you use plaintext files plus awk/shell scripting/perl/multiple utilities to achieve what you would do in a spreadsheet.

Reply Parent Score: 1