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…Paper Pong is a slow game?

Apparently classic video games never die; they just get reincarnated in a variety of strange and unusual ways.

First, there was Pac-Txt, a text based Pac-Man game.

Now, there’s Paper Pong, a Choose Your Own Adventure style game that makes you choose a new page to move your paddle up and down.

If you thought Pong was boring before…

[Via: Kotaku]

…Pac-Txt introduces Pac-Man to Zork?

Pac-Txt

Pac-Txt is a text based version of Pac-Man that combines the yellow chomper with Zork.

In the author’s own words: “Wth?! Why would anyone invest the time and effort to build such a useless game?”

    Well, I had just got back from a party where the concept of a Pac-Man + Zork hybrid came up as a joke. So, being 2am with a little alcohol in my system, I thought it’d be funny to code it up (as far as I could before collapsing). So, a couple hours later it was looking complete-ish (minus the ghosts’ AIs and graphic assets). The next morning [read: aftenoon] when I woke up, since I have an inability to realize sunk costs, I decided to throw some crappy AI in for the ghosts, put a few graphics on it (courtesy of FastIcon.com) and voila! A domain name purchase or two later, and here we go.

[Via: Neatorama]