[TUHS] Unix game origins - stories similar to Crowther's Adventure

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 05:16:33 AEST 2023

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On Wed, Feb 1, 2023 at 2:11 PM Rich Salz <rich.salz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2023 at 1:33 PM segaloco via TUHS <tuhs at tuhs.org> wrote:
>> In the annals of UNIX gaming, have there ever been notable games that have operated as multiple processes, perhaps using formal IPC or even just pipes or shared files for communication between separate processes (games with networking notwithstanding)?
> https://www.unix.com/man-page/bsd/6/hunt/
> source at http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/unix/4.3bsd/reno/games/hunt/hunt/

Hunt was the one that I thought of immediately. We used to play that
on Suns and VAXen and it could be lively.

There were a number of such games, as Clem mentioned; others I
remember were xtrek, hearts, and various Chess and Go servers.

        - Dan C.

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