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Galaxis

Description: Ascii logic game. Locate 4 missing spacecraft.
Download: galaxis.i386-aros.zip       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 185kb
Version: 1.9
Date: 30 May 14
Author: Christian Franz, Eric S. Raymond
Submitter: cavemann
Homepage: http://www.catb.org/~esr/galaxis/
Category: game/puzzle
License: BSD
Distribute: yes
FileID: 1393
 
 
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Lifeboats from a crippled interstellar liner are adrift in a
starfield.  To find them, you can place probes that look in all eight
compass directions and tell you how many lifeboats they see.  If you
drop a probe directly on a lifeboat it will be revealed immediately.
Your objective: find the lifeboats as quickly as possible, before the
stranded passengers run out of oxygen!

This is a UNIX-hosted, curses-based clone of the nifty little Macintosh
freeware game Galaxis.  It doesn't have the super-simple, point-and-click
interface of the original, but compensates by automating away some of the
game's simpler deductions.

To run it, simply type `galaxis'.  The game screen includes a
description of all commands, including `?' for detailed help.

The Macintosh game was designed and written by Christian Franz
cfranz()iiic.ethz.ch.

This version was cloned by Eric S. Raymond esr()snark.thyrsus.com.
See ESR's home page at http://www.catb.org/~esr/ for updates and
other resources.

This really ought to be an X game, but that would have been too
much like work.



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