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Cart #morris-0 | 2023-03-24 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

This is my first PICO-8 game, a port of the Nine Men's Morris board game.


The instructions are found in-game but are also just a quick Google search away. 🙂

I first played this game in the 90s as it was included in Sierra On-Line's Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood. I thought this would be a fun little project to learn PICO-8.

Thank you @farawaythyer for your excellent post on How To Make Great Small Games, it is an encouraging read for anyone who wants to create something. https://farawaytimes.blogspot.com/2023/02/how-to-make-good-small-games.html

Also thank you to the fine folks at Sierra who worked on that section of the Robin Hood game and Ralph Gasser for your "Solving Nine Men's Morris" whitepaper. Certainly my version is very basic, but his technical paper is a recommended read for those interested in game analysis/theory/solving.

Finally, thank you to my wonderful wife who put up with my many hours toiling away at this little project.



P#127575 2023-03-24 23:52

I was looking at your snow, @thepoetstell.

Pretty good. I developed a method where the wind changes the direction of the snow over time ...


It's the 2nd cart on this page.

P#127590 2023-03-25 06:27

Great job, I really like this. Simple but effective! Thanks also for linking that article it makes some good points.

P#127594 2023-03-25 13:02

Ah, this game reminds me to Robin Hood, old point n click game. Never finish that game cause I didn't know how to get past this mini game.
Anyways, I seem to be able to move stones even though they are part of closed mill or match 3, allowing me to close a mill every 2 turns.

P#127598 2023-03-25 14:35

Aaah, the joy of closing mills on (my) every turn 😃

P#127606 2023-03-25 17:05

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