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Text based java games ideas

 
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Hi,

I'm looking for ideas for text based games to improve my java. Small or large or simple, I don't mind. Games have a lot of logic so they are a good way to make me think! I have tried to do a few text based card games but the only one I could get working properly was blackjack. The other ones eventually got too complicated! Does anybody have any suggestions for me, would be very helpful! All I have seen is RPG type games when I google it.

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Well, what do you mean by text based? Just printing the current game situation to console? Any turn based or puzzle game will be an excellent candidate for this. For instance, you can make tic-tac-toe, minesweeper, sudoku, othello, stratego, chess, checkers, go, etc. etc.

What made you think your games became too complicated?
 
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If you want something that is purely text, there is Hangman.
 
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Stephan van Hulst wrote:Well, what do you mean by text based? Just printing the current game situation to console? Any turn based or puzzle game will be an excellent candidate for this. For instance, you can make tic-tac-toe, minesweeper, sudoku, othello, stratego, chess, checkers, go, etc. etc.

What made you think your games became too complicated?



I was trying to have computer ai components and the amount of conditions to test whether a player could play, how many cards they could play, what card they played, etc all got out of control for me I need to start simpler. ai is tough. oh and i meant text bases as in console only. ill get to swing games when i get better at doing logic first. ill try hangman, as someone above suggested!
 
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Robots -available for many a Unix console- comes to mind. I've also seen it under the name Daleks, but that's much less common. You'd write the computer opponent, but there's no AI.
 
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