[TUHS] Gaming on early Unix
A. P. Garcia
a.phillip.garcia at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 00:48:08 AEST 2019
On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 9:23 AM A. P. Garcia <a.phillip.garcia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 5:52 AM Gabriel Diaz <gdiaz at qswarm.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Source code has been published of some early games.
> > Were those games playable on Unix machines at the time? What was your favourite game?
> > https://kryptonradio.com/2019/04/18/zork-source-code-presumed-lost-forever-has-been-uploaded-to-github/
> > Gabi
> Ken Thompson has made a number of significant contributions to
> computer chess, but I'm not familiar with chess programs that ran on
> early Unix. The earliest and most influential game that originated on
> Unix was probably rogue, which was included in 4.2 BSD. Another early
> and influential game was Colossal Cave Adventure, but that didn't run
> on Unix, AFAIK.
I just remembered another one called Hunt the Wumpus. From Wikipedia:
"A version in C, written in November 1973 by Ken Thompson, creator of
the Unix operating system, was released in 1974; a later C version can
still be found in the bsdgames package on modern BSD and Linux
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