October 8, 2010

Do you smell the Wumpus?

Text-based games always seems to be a golden mean between the graphic strategy games and adventure books. It's a choice of those people, who feel lost in a quick action scenario, but still would like to watch over the story line.

Hunt the Wumpus is exactly such a game that combined the elements of entertainment and logic. It was invented at the beginning of computers age and still can be found as part of the bsdgames package on modern Unix-like operating systems.

The Wumpus is a mysterious creature living in a cave inside the maze. Unfortunately, you start your adventure in the same maze and the goal is to find out where the Wumpus lurks and kill it using the bullets.

Due to text hints you know about some rooms around you but nothing more. Your every next step may be the last one, so be careful in relying on your luck.

Adventures are available at market: market://details?id=trikita.wumpus and SlideMe: https://slideme.org/application/wumpus