Debian Junior Project
Summary
Games-text
Debian Jr. Text Games

The principal virtue of these games is their simplicity. They will run on any hardware, and some of them are simple enough to control so that very young children can enjoy them (e.g. snake)

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Animals
Traditional AI animal guessing engine using a binary tree DB
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You think of an animal, and this package tries to guess it... when it's wrong, you teach it about your animal.

To be more flexible and help educational aspect this game does not contain an initial database. This also allows it to be used for non animals like guessing of tools or locations.

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20031130https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshots/000/007/424/large.png
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Bsdgames
collection of classic textual unix games
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gameadventure, board, puzzle, rpg, simulation, sport, toys, typing
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This is a collection of some of the text-based games and amusements that have been enjoyed for decades on unix systems.

It includes these programs: adventure, arithmetic, atc, backgammon, battlestar, bcd, boggle, caesar, canfield, countmail, cribbage, dab, go-fish, gomoku, hack, hangman, hunt, mille, monop, morse, number, pig, phantasia, pom, ppt, primes, quiz, random, rain, robots, rot13, sail, snake, tetris, trek, wargames, worm, worms, wump, wtf

Cowsay
configurable talking cow
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Cowsay (or cowthink) will turn text into happy ASCII cows, with speech (or thought) balloons. If you don't like cows, ASCII art is available to replace it with some other creatures (Tux, the BSD daemon, dragons, and a plethora of animals, from a turkey to an elephant in a snake).

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Moon-buggy
Drive a car across the moon
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Moon-buggy is a simple character graphics game, where you drive some kind of car across the moon's surface. Unfortunately there are dangerous craters there. Fortunately your car can jump over them!

Moon-buggy-esd
Drive a car across the moon (version with sound)
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Moon-buggy is a simple character graphics game, where you drive some kind of car across the moon's surface. Unfortunately there are dangerous craters there. Fortunately your car can jump over them!

This version includes experimental support for sound and thus requires a soundcard to run!

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Nettoe
networked version of Tic Tac Toe (3x3 Grid) for the console
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NetToe is a console-based version of the classic game "Tic Tac Toe". It's playable against computer AI, a player on the same machine or with another player over the network. It uses a simple 3x3 board.

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Sl
Correct you if you type `sl' by mistake
Maintainer: Markus Frosch
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Sl is a program that can display animations aimed to correct you if you type 'sl' by mistake. SL stands for Steam Locomotive.

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Zivot
the game of life, simple console version
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This is a variant of John Horton Conway's Game of Life (a classic cellular automaton), simple console version, written in FORTRAN.

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