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Richard's Curling Game

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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Inspired by Ingemar's Skiing Game, I decided to write this game as a tribute to Manitoba's curling champions, past, present and future.

Putting curling on the computer presents a certain number of problems. First, in real life a curling rink is about 10 times longer than it is wide, a geometry that would not be feasible to adopt on a computer screen. I have used a ratio of 5:1 with stones relatively larger than in the real game. This simplifies the game, but, I hope, not too much.

Due to the lack of space and to keep the game moving at a reasonable rate, the number of stones per end has been reduced from 8 to 6 (or 4 as an option). Also, due to the short travel time, I have made no attempt to implement sweeping which some diehards claim is the essence of curling.


Architecture: 68k

Minimum Requirements

This is among the few games to specifically support the 640x400 resolution of early PowerBooks.