The Sumer Game variants
Group DescriptionThe Sumer Game was written in 1968 in the FOCAL programming language for the DEC PDP-8 by Doug Dyment. It was later converted to BASIC by David H. Ahl and spread to a variety of systems and spawned a number of different implementations.
The BASIC version is better known as Hammurabi (or Hamurabi as it's often known as due to file name limits).
In the game the player plays a king that must feed his subjects for a number of years. Each year the player must buy land, sow grain and distribute it to the subjects.
This group is both for direct conversions of the initial game, or games that expand on its basic premise.
Front cover for Hamurabi
Front cover for Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio
Screenshot from Hamurabi
Screenshot from Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio
Screenshot from Warren's World: Lost Colony
Screenshot from Kingdom
Screenshot from Picture Kingdom