dnd is spelled with lowercase letters. Can't find where to fix it.
here's a screenshot that says that the current spelling is at least acceptable.
And these guys seem to have a bit more cred in the field than you, pretty consistently using a capitalised spelling.
http://www.geocities.com/jim_bowery/empire2.html - quotes a developer for the PLATO system
http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/1396 - quotes a developer for the PLATO system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dnd_(computer_game) - only one source cited, which I have no access to
Weeell... I guess this game probably has no "official true and approved title"; both "DND" and "dnd" are appropriate IMHO.
This game started out as a mainframe game. In the beginning of computing, all you had was uppercase letters. So, the programmers just typed the lower-case letters (which, still today, have uppercase letters on them), and on the screen they saw the uppercase letters. So the game was typed "dnd", but read "DND".
How you call it is just a matter of taste -- at least, both versions are spoken the same.
I agree that on commercial games, the title is consciously chosen, including the letter's capitalization ("hey, our title is boring, but we could just change that e to an E and then it looks, erm, cool!!"), so the title's capitalization is important. But here, it just doesn't matter.
And here's an interview at Armchair Arcade with the creator of DND, Daniel Lawrence - a snippet from it:
Q: (Interviewer Matt Barton) "There is also another program called dnd that was apparently written by Whisenhunt and Wood back in 1975 for PLATO. Is there a relationship between these games other than the names? I’m guessing that their “dnd” and your “DND” are two entirely different games. How does your game compare to theirs?"
I think he would be the final say on how his game is capitalized, don't you think?
I think that its use in-game would determine that 8)
Well yes, I would say so too, but it looked like SharkD needed a little more convincing. In-game it is most definitely DND, plus the author distinguishes it from the previous "dnd"...I think we are agreeing :-)
Thanks for the information, I didn't know that "dnd" and "DND" were two games.
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