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ASCII art game – Shoot ‘Em

posted on August 23rd, 2007 by christian

When it comes to Youtube vids made of ASCII art, quality can hit or miss. But this is the first time I’ve seen it used to make a 3d game. The name is Shoot ’em , and the concept is simple – use your ASCII gun and ASCII mines to blow up ASCII shapes so they don’t crash into your ASCII ship. old schooley techno plays in the background. Also, you can run out of ammo. It is 3d and mouse driven, and while not the most thrilling game ever, it is a sight to behold.

In case you are wondering how the game works – it looks to use a custom image conversion layer in OpenGL (thanks to Tringi for pointing this out to me!), which is pretty damn impressive if you ask me.

Give it a download. Images don’t seem to be easy to get for this one, so use your imagination until you play it.

2 Comments

  1. Tringi said on August 24, 2007:

    Actually it doesn’t use AA-lib but a handcrafted image conversion layer over OpenGL. It is more an experiment than a full competitive game.

  2. christian said on August 24, 2007:

    Thanks for the info Tringi. I’ll change the post to reflect your changes.

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