Are console games still fun?

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    Are console games still fun?

    Hey all! Before I even think about diving into win32 api's or directX I plan to finish a little console app of mine lol. It's going to be a game that uses a console interface. I perosnailly higlight text to make "fake" windows in game. While it may looks cluttered at times, I enjoy making it. Hard to explain what this game is about, but you can make your own character and class through text. Then fight in duels, gain credits, buy equipment, level up, and even craft and run a little bussiness and farm and it will let you choose your region of where you want. It also is turned based, every "city turn" is one day, and it adds to the months and years. Also weather is based on the month and slitly random. So far I havened done the combat part, I just assigned variables so I'm ready, and I got the weather to work through many if statements. I'm a noob in programming, but I enjoy making this console app. Heres some starting pics:

    http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/860/yay3zc.jpg
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    http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/8561/y37jc.jpg
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    It looks pretty cool to me!

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    Moved to Game Board

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    If you enjoy making it then that should be the main thing from a hobbyist programming point of view.

    That game looks quite interesting.

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    it looks good, move to openGL if you want to make it better.
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    Are console games still fun?
    Quote Originally Posted by ElastoManiac
    it looks good, move to openGL if you want to make it better.
    Hah.
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    I still do Zork runs from time to time.

    Looks pretty nice. I think at points you over did it with colors, though.
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    I think they're still fun. I'm obsessed with console programming, although I'm working with Windows now and going into OpenGL.
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    hell yeah they are! did you ever play nethack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperSAS
    hell yeah they are! did you ever play nethack?

    nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMortar
    nope
    http://www.nethack.org/

    you can download a pre compiled version or the source, which you may want to look through if you want to get serious in the console

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    hey lol thats cool it kinda ask the same questions in the beginning my app does.

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    Now, don't get me wrong. It does look pretty good for a console app. But I don't think I'd spend (what looks like) a lot of time just make a game in a console window. It may not have taken TOO long, but it looks like it might have. It still looks good, though. =)

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