Learning Languages through Text Adventure Programming

Submitted by Ben on Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:39

I love a good text adventure. Some of the first games I played were early 8-bit texties. Like radio vs. television, the pictures were a lot better, even when they consisted of early vector-built forests as well as whatever my imagination could conjure up. When I started programming, the first thing I wrote was a text adventure, and to this day, I think that the best way to get to grips with a new computer language is to do exactly that.

Sleuth (DOS Game from the 80s) reinterpreted in Javascript!

Submitted by Ben on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 12:01

Play Sleuth JS!.

I'm sure lots of you out there remember the excellent DOS game Sleuth, which was written by Eric N. Miller in the 1980s. I absolutely loved it, and still play it at Christmas with the family. Unfortunately, it requires an emulator to run nowadays, which can be a bit fiddly.