Hunt the Wumpus Trivia (TI-99/4A)

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Trivia

Development

The original Hunt the Wumpus game (made in 1975 by Californian programmer Gregory Yob) was written in BASIC, and only had 50 lines of code. You can find a link to its source code in the related links section.

Google Talk

Google included their own version of this game in the releases of their instant messaging client Google Talk up to version 1.0.0.81. In the about screen, you can make out the very light text "play 23 21 13 16 21 19 . 7 1 13 5" against the background. Change the numbers according to their position in the alphabet and it reads "play wumpus.game".

Available only for a short time, you could add "[email protected]" to your contact list and type "play" to start a game of Wumpus.

Innovations

The first-ever IRC (Internet Relay Chat) bot was a 1989 script named "GM", written by Greg Lindahl to play Hunt the Wumpus with channel denizens through text input / output.

Awards

  • International Obfuscated C Code Contest
Information also contributed by General Error, Pseudo_Intellectual and Sciere

Contributed by Maw (884) on Jan 15, 2005. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (181647)]. -- edit trivia