HAMURABI - Where you govern the ancient kingdom of Sumeria. The object is to keep the kingdom growing.
This is based on a BASIC game written long ago... in fact, it's one of the first games I ever played on a computer.
To play, simply select "buy" or "sell", type the numbers of your choice, and click the "Go" button to go on to the next year. I find that the easiest way to play is using the numpad and the tab key, and leave the mouse alone unless you want to sell some land.
Obviously some crucial information is missing that would help you play the game, but that's intentional -- the original game left it out too. Part of the fun is figuring out the correct ratios to keep your economy running optimally. And by the way, I KNOW that the proper spelling is "Hammurabi". The original game misspelled it too, and I wish to keep that aspect of it.
You can download a copy of the original game from ZDnet, where I found it. I decided to rewrite it to correct a serious flaw. If you enter a number that is too large to read (about 32000) then it will roll over into a negative number. At this point the game becomes unplayable. This version should handle number pretty much as high as you want to go.
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