Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Back to 80s - console pacman game

Some time ago I had an interview for AI developer and the task was to write a Pacman game. I was not in mood to create a nice GUI or pretty 2D/sprites graphics, the main thing to do was to show ghosts running after the player. Used a standard non-blind path-finding algorithm for this. Here is the screenshot of the game(it's ugly, I know!):

Actually that's not the first game I've ever made. The first one was "Mine Sweeper" written in BASIC when I was 14. And I can assure you python is just awesome! May be anyone can remember GOTO and GOSUB/RETURN operators. Now having all these OOP, exceptions, libraries it's like damn nightmare. I definitely will prefer python to BASIC when teaching my children ;)

The source code(in python, of course) can be found following the link

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