|Comments on Monday 3 February 2003:|
|Random abstract game invention - Logi-Sticks, a board game for two to four players, using a chess board, some black and white stones, and a set of special pieces (though 6 colours of Icehouse pieces will do, as they did for testing). Works quite well. Very much encompasses the and-or-xor fun of programming logic.
|Looks good; would make a nice little computer game, with glowing wires and things.|
Ben's been mumbling about a logic-gate Icehouse thing for ages - did he have any input on this? True? False?
|No, I haven't even heard him mumble on the subject. The game derived via its title, originally. Mm, I did think it would make a nice computer game - either as the two-player thing, or possibly as a puzzle thing with a source and a target, and the tiles all of unknown type, making it a bit Mastermind-ish.|
|Or as a Pipemania thing, with pieces being overwriteable for a penalty. And lots of gimmicky things to keep advancing levels interesting, that you couldn't really do in a static boardgame. Hmm.|
|Now, -that-... that is extremely nifty. Being a coder on a MUCK, I'm sorely tempted to make an online version of that game, but I guess I should ask permission first. How about it, RavenBlack? :)|
|Mm, you're welcome to. I'm somewhat tempted by making a Java/Flash thing of it, but I won't, in the end, since it would just be a distraction from more lucrative pursuits.|