[racket] W: A Game Written in Racket

From: Thom Chiovoloni (chiovolonit at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Dec 21 10:45:04 EST 2011

Feel free!

I must warn you though, I've only been programming (both in general and in
Scheme/Racket) for about 9 or 10 months now, so I can't say that I did this
intelligently or correctly!  The game state has lots and lots of mutation,
and I don't really have a great idea of how to avoid it!

Not to mention the fact that the GUI (and racket/class) documentation can
be somewhat hard to follow some times, so most of this was figured out via
a combination of trial and error in programs I've written over the last few
months, and by looking at how the example programs provided with Racket do
it, and trying to figure out why they do it that way.

So... if you see anything that looks silly in my code, it probably is!


On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 4:29 AM, Marijn <hkBst at gentoo.org> wrote:

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> Hi Thom,
> On 20-12-11 23:39, Thom Chiovoloni wrote:
> > Hello Racket users!
> >
> > As some of you might know, last weekend was Ludum
> > Dare<http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/>, a game development
> > competition where the members attempt to write a game in either 48
> > or 72 hours (depending on the competition they are entering).
> >
> > I entered the 72 hour competition, and wrote my entry in Racket.  I
> > chose Racket for this because while it's not one of the traditional
> > game development languages, it is a powerful language with a
> > full-featured and robust gui toolkit, and also because development
> > time of Racket code is very low (assuming I already know the
> > contents of the documentation).
> >
> > Enough about that!
> >
> > The game is named W, and is a puzzle/adventure type game.  It is
> > quite short as of right now (only 5 rooms, a symptom of the design,
> > code, art, and sound effects being created in 72 hours), but with
> > any luck I will continue updating it this winter.
> >
> > You can find the game and source on its entry page
> > here<
> http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=7728>
> >
> >
> (includes
> > screenshots), or on its GitHub page here
> > <https://github.com/thomcc/W>. (note that those two links do not
> > point to identical versions of the game, the GitHub page is still
> > in active development, the submitted version is available as the
> > ldjam branch).
> >
> > Anyway, I just thought some of you might think this was cool, so I
> > hope you take a look!
> I did, nice work! I'll have to study the source later to see how you
> did it.
> Marijn
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