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    Need simple text-only game idea

    Can anyone give me any ideas for my next text only game. (make it simple enough for a programmer that started 3 weeks ago.)
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    Watch yourself with your fighting game, this starts to look like
    spam, anyhow tried:

    Tic Tac Toe, HangMan , Number Guessing Game etc..

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    theres a txt game i made in my first few weeks of programming that uses virtual keys and some other things it would be good for u to learn.

    www.nelie.org/steveprog/downloads.html

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    I'm thinking adventure. Could anyone give me hints on how to make one?
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    Adventure is a little bit farfetched for a console application,
    You're end up with a game that just tell's you whats happening
    through the console,really boring

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    Okay. Any other ideas? (Hopefully are origanal, because my friends don't want to play hangman on the computer).
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    If you'de like to entertain your friends, using gfx is a good
    approach, i think people who don't program, appreciate games
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    What do you mean "gfx"?
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    Dont expect to entertain your friends with any console games
    Still, you need to practice your c++ skills some more, and then go on to learn an API - Allegro and SDL are good starts. That way, you will have the possibility to make some nice entertaining games

    But just remember that you need to go through some of the lesss exciting aspects first, before you can move onto something a little more exciting.
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    What the hell? Haven't you guys heard of Nethack?

    Text only and has one of the most complex NPC / Monster interaction systems I have ever seen. If you want a real challenge you could do an adventure like that. It's kinda like Diablo (but much deeper), with an ASCII interface.

    You could try implementing a simple version of Nethack.

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    If you have a friend that program's too, i'm sure he'll
    appriciate any console program's you write, because he
    knows how difficult it is to write them. With 'average' people
    you should consider doing graphics, there is wide variety
    of graphic API's out there (directx,opengl)

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    I guess what I mean is - if a programmer only has 3 weeks under their belt(as fuh has pointed out), it will probably be for the best if they stick to ASCII representations. Moving all that text around the screen will teach them alot about text formatting, file I/O and receiving/processing data from a user.

    A graphics API is just another level of difficulty one doesn't need if they are just starting out programming.
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    I din't say he should START RIGHT NOW learning a gfx api,
    but he came up with his friend not liking console apps and all,
    you should indeed stay at console's until you got the hang of
    c\c++

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    Ah - ok, i'll shut up now.
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