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rsaarelm

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ARRP 2010: Teratogen v003
« on: September 19, 2010, 10:48:47 AM »
Teratogen started out as a test to see if the new Go language from
Google was any good for game programming. It turned out to be pretty
nice to work in, with only the lack of generics getting somewhat in the
way of library-building. After 10 months of work, Teratogen is still
unpolished interface-wise and quite sparse in late-game content, but it
does have working gameplay, and might even be winnable.

The game has hex tile geometry, with buildings made to look isometric by
geometric trickery. Shooting guns and doing other projectile attacks
only works in the six main directions. This allowed making the main
shooting interface a Robotron-style one key to fire system, which works
very nicely.

The Windows support for the Go language is still pretty spotty, and I
didn't manage to get a Windows binary built. Currently only the sources
and Linux binaries are available.

The game is poorly playtested, unbalanced, and can probably maneuver the
player into situations where there is no reasonable escape from. Have
fun!

Home page: http://rsaarelm.github.com/teratogen/

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Re: ARRP 2010: Teratogen v003
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 02:22:11 PM »
Congrats on breaking some ground with a new language---it'll be interesting to see where this goes from here on both fronts.
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Re: ARRP 2010: Teratogen v003
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 10:34:25 AM »
The Windows support for the Go language is still pretty spotty, and I
didn't manage to get a Windows binary built.

The language itself is portable?

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Re: ARRP 2010: Teratogen v003
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 02:21:10 PM »
The Windows support for the Go language is still pretty spotty, and I
didn't manage to get a Windows binary built. Currently only the sources
and Linux binaries are available.

A shame, really.  I absolutely adore mutation-heavy games, but can't work a Linux emulator for the life of me.

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Re: ARRP 2010: Teratogen v003
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 01:18:05 AM »
http://wubi-installer.org/

I haven't used it myself, but it seems litke an easy way to ease someone into the (better) world of linux. ;)

(There are also a couple distros built around running in a window - and of course, running on a VM shouldn't be too much work...)