Spacewar is a two player networked game inspired by the original Spacewar! on PLATO. Two players control a spaceship each in a two dimensional representation of space. The ships can thrust, rotate, and fire and must try to destroy each other. The ships are represented by custom ASCII graphics. Unlike the original Spacewar!, here ships have only limited fuel and hyperspace jumps. Connected users are listed on screen (big board) and can be challenged to a duel.
In Space Travel the player is free to explore the solar system. The game uses a two dimensional scale model of the solar system and the player is free to fly around. Physics are simplified as the player is only affected by the single strongest pull at a given time. There are no explicit objectives in the game, but the player can navigate around the solar system and attempt landings on planets and moons. The space craft can be moved and turned and the simulation speed can be increased to quickly reach destinations.
Lunar is the original Lunar Landing game. The player’s aim is to successfully land a lander on the moon’s surface. The game plays in turns which represent one second and is completely text based. In each turn the player is asked to determine the rock fuel burn rate, which can be between 0 and 200. The velocity, height above surface and remaining fuel is reported back to the player.
Eight (Men) is a peg jumping puzzle game. Four men (pegs) of two kinds are standing on two sides of a vacant slot. It’s up to the player to move them over to the other side. Pegs can only move to an adjacent vacant slot, or jump over another peg to a vacant slot.
The New Clea Casino is an educational game that teaches about half-life. General Manager Mr. A. Tom Mick has discovered 100,000 radioactive playing chips at the casino table. The player has a $1,000 at his or her disposal and must determine the amount of chips at various time intervals knowing the half-life of the radioactive material.
Schach is a chess program initially written in FORTRAN (version 1), later ported to ALGOL (version 2) and x86 assembly for DOS (version 3). Version 1 played in the American computer chess tournaments (1970, 1971 and 1972). Version 2 played in six World Computer Chess Championships between 1980 and 1986. Version 3 played multiple local European championships and international computer chess and microcomputer chess tournaments between 1991 and 1997.