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Requires an ADRIFT version 4 interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links. (Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)
by David Welbourn

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Snakes and Ladders

by Ken Franklin profile

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5th Place - ADRIFT 2nd Three Hour Comp 2004

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide

This is a faithful, yet minimal implementation of the board game of the same name. You play solo and may choose R (to roll 1-6), L (to roll low 1-3), or H (to roll high 4-6) at every turn. You are told via a six-character string of S's, L's, and underscores what the next six squares contain (snakes, ladders, or free space, respectively). And you have a "dice". That's pretty much it. Just type R, L, or H over and over until you win or decide to quit. Locations have no description, so it's a mostly empty experience.

The optional graphic is a picture of the game board, but it is not interactive; it does not display your current location in the game.

-- David Welbourn

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Sometimes a game (I'm using that term loosely) comes along and you just don't have a clue what you're supposed to make of it.
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From the Author

This was a very experimental board game implementation that I was persuaded to release in an Adrift minicomp.At the time I was more interested in the technicalities rather than implementing any serious gameplay.


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