virtuatoon [Lexaloffle Blog Feed] Gomoku Narabe <p>Hi all! I'm a long-time lurker but this is my first time posting.</p> <p>For a while now, I've been tinkering with a Gomoku (Five-in-a-Row) game for PICO-8 with a basic but entertaining AI player.</p> <p>I'm quite a fan of the <a href="">Gomoku Narabe Renju</a> game for Famicom (essentially the same game with slightly more complex rules), and originally, I started out to make a version of that. But as usual, it was becoming larger in scope than I was comfortable with. So to actually make progress I decided to simplify things a lot.</p> <p>Ultimately, this version is a regular game of Gomoku that uses the <a href="">Long Pro opening rule</a> and requires exactly five stones in a row to win (ignoring six or more in a row). Each game consists of a tournament with a minimum of five rounds. The winning player is the one with more than two wins over their opponent.</p> <p>Controls:</p> <p>Z: Start/Place piece<br /> X: Surrender round<br /> Up/Down/Left/Right: Select an intersection</p> <p>I hope you enjoy the progress I've made so far. There are most certainly bugs that I haven't ironed out yet. So if you think you've come across one I'd love to know!</p> <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=126953#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_gomoku_1_vt-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=126953#p"> Gomoku Narabe</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=75512"> virtuatoon</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=126953#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> Sat, 11 Mar 2023 07:28:23 UTC