Posts Tagged ‘ASCII’

ASCII Me Anything: Stone Story

Stone Story [official site] looks like it contains elements of both A Dark Room and Kingdom of Loathing. It’s an RPG, using ASCII visuals to impressive effect, in which you have no direct control of the player character. You can choose what items to equip and which locations to visit, but the exploration, combat and looting is in the hands of the AI. Developer Standard Combo creates beautiful ASCII art, some of which you can see below, and I love seeing familiar RPG environments and creatures recreated in this style.

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Stick With It: Candy Box Is Loaded With Surprises

Oh what a strange and special thing Candy Box is. It reminds me a lot of Frog Fractions in that I absolutely cannot, will not spill its delicious bounty of secrets before the break, because its rapid descent into gloriously elaborate madness is the whole point. So just click the link, and wait patiently as you magically spawn multiple mountains of candy, a candy archipelago, candy kingdoms, candy condominiums – basically, a whole, whole lot of candy. All via a tiny number that counts ever upward – spiraling, dancing with the clouds – so long as you have a browser window open. After that, just sit back and wait for the magic to start happening.

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