Sunday, 21 August 2011
Recently I've been revisiting a few old computer games that I played when I was between the ages of 5 and 10 at primary school.
'Snake' is the type of game that you find on a mobile phone these days, but back in the 80s it was cutting edge, and I would play for hours, until the body was coiled all around the screen.
You only have three lives, and it seems there is no 'end' to the game. Eventually there is not enough room left on the screen to move and at that point it is game over (if you haven't died before!)
These days I have trouble getting into games that require a lot of time investment - I still prefer the old and simple classics.
I'll blog about some of the old games as I complete them.
I consider that I have completed Snake... the snake became so long that the program could not keep all the previous information about the body in memory and the snake actually split into two pieces.