Intriguing ASCII Cycling Game Captures Attention of the Game Dev Community

by Hitmarker  · 
Intriguing ASCII Cycling Game Captures Attention of the Game Dev Community

Adel Faure, a specialist in text mode, pixel art, games, and tools, has developed an interesting ASCII cycling game that has caught the attention of the game development community.

While ASCII graphics are not commonly today, Faure has managed to captivate an audience with their unique ASCII cycling game. In this game, colors change with time, and there is even a pyramid. ASCII games, which are rendered purely using text characters, provide a perfect example of how nostalgia and limitations can be harnessed to deliver imaginative experiences.

During the '70s and '80s, ASCII graphics emerged due to hardware limitations in computing. However, even with the advancement of technology, ASCII graphics have found their place.

Adel shared their thoughts on the game, stating, "I'm thinking of ways to generate music by playing the game. Currently, each meter travelled generates a note." An innovative approach to integrating various elements into the game, potentially making it a multi-sensory experience.

The game itself is developed using JavaScript, which outputs text in an HTML <pre> element. Adel Faure also incorporates the webaudio API to create the game's music, further enhancing the overall immersive experience for players.

While still a work in progress, Adel Faure plans to focus on exploration and contemplation, possibly incorporating a captivating storyline along the way. This long training period within the game will culminate in a unique race, promising players an exciting and rewarding finale.

You can follow the latest developments of the game on their Twitter.

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