Those who were around during the age of microcomputers should remember the good old little type-in BASIC games from various magazines and other publications.
Just for fun, I went through some old books and thought it would be interesting to revamp some of these old games in DBPro, instead of just porting them directly.
Anyone here interested in joining in with this little challenge? Just for fun, practice or just because you can.
Many of the old books and magazines are still available for free online.
The Usborne books can be downloaded for free from their site at https://usborne.com/browse-books/features/computer-and-coding-books/
(scroll to the bottom of the page for the free PDFs).
My contribution is a little game called Iceberg, originally published in the 1982 book Computer Battle Games by Usborne Publishing Ltd.
The original game had a randomly generated 8x8 grid filled with icebergs (*), and randomly placed your ship (Y) and an enemy ship (Z) on the screen. You could move either North, East, South or West to try to lure the enemy into an iceberg. The enemy ship, however, could move North, South, East, West, as well as diagonally. If you hit an iceberg, or got caught by the enemy ship, you lost.
I decided to revamp it in DBP with graphics, sound, music and mouse support. I also enlarged the grid to 10x10. Since the game still uses the original randomisation algorithm, it is horribly unbalanced, though. A game can be won in a single move, while another makes it impossible to win. Overall, though, it's a nice little diversion. I had a heck of a lot of fun converting it to its current state.
The attached zip file contains the remake, as well as an implementation of the original code in DBP.
I hope some of you join in on this little challenge, since I would love to see what you all come up with!
QBasic, Microsoft BASIC and GWBasic type-ins might also be an option.