CSSCGC 2011 — maths

Posts tagged “maths”.

November 10th 2011

Paul E. Collins – Lights Out!

Disclaimer: I don’t know if the exclamation mark was part of the title or Mr. Collins was shouting in his email. Don’t check, Paul, I’m making this up. Well – now we have yet another Speccy version of a Crap concept.  Not so crap by itself (well, it surely does look like crap, but works as intended, the controls are somewhat responsive, and comes even with different skill levels!), but crap for what it represents. C’mon, man, gimme a break! Looking at the screenshot you should understand that I’m utter crap at this, so, buggers, this is crap! I tend to blame the game for my own incompetence, of course, but this is over the top. Besides, if someone can explain to me why the game is full of mathematical symbols, or whatever, I’d be glad. It just makes things worse. I can’t see shit and you try to puzzle me even more?!  Are the boards, actually, Brainfuck programs? Good contender! By the way, the game comes with full sources, so you can learn to make you rown Lights Out game. No need to pay royalties nor copyrights, of course.

Summary

Read the in-game instructions, for god’s sake, and leave me alone!

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April 1st 2011

R-Tape – Killer Mathbots from Andromeda

Oh, man, this is a really beautiful loading screen. Indeed, I think this game has the best loading screen of all entries we have received so far. But let’s not be distracted by gratuitous bells and whistles. Let’s head for the game itself. What we have here is possibly the worst nightmare for most children. And I’ve felt weird, because I remember how, as a child, my dad talked me about educational videogames (ain’t such a concept such an antithesis?) in which you had to answer to mathematical questions everytime you lost the game… And this game is just about that. There’s two mad characters which will chase our hero relentlessly. Not only they will pursue him continuously, but he doesn’t have anywhere to hide. So do your best on making him last as much as possible, ’cause if they trap (either of them) him, you will be facing one of the hardest punishments you can imagine: a math test you won’t be able to finish until you give a proper, correct answer. Scary, innit?

Summary

O, P, Q, A: escape!
SPACE: start game.

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April 1st 2011

AYChip – The Official Play Numberwang At Home Numberwang Spectrum Game From Numberwang Industries

Enter the awesomeness, ladies and gentlemen! Packed up with great three-channel AY music, this game will induce you to the greatest TV contest ever: Numberwang!. There are numbers involved, but fear not, it has nothing to do with maths.  I’m pretty sure that we all have felt terribly envious of  Simon and Julie. Well, thanks to this awesome game, you will be able to enjoy the awesome Numberwang yourself! Complete with the Wangernumb and the rotating of the board, and incredibly adorned, as mentioned, with awesome renditions of the show theme songs, this game provides the TRUE experience. And to add up even more, the game boosts awesome digitized graphics (with a groundbreaking tetris-3D-effect on top), a great colour scheme, and… have I mentioned the music? Be sure to run this game in a 128K model, for obvious reasons.

Paradogically, being a game based in numbers, you won’t be able to read any of them in the BASIC listing. Boo, we’ll never be able to understand the game logics by studying the sources. What makes a Numberwang will remain a mystery. By the way, as a punishment for hackers, if you break into the program and then want to play again, you will have to load the title screen from tape again. So think about it before you do.

Summary

Numbers: Numberwang!
BREAK: Hack. But you won’t see the numbers.

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