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Ultimate Retro Project

Episode 3: Classic Hide and Seek

Hiding and Seeking at the same time!

Page Last Updated: April 1, 2006


Hide and Seek is a traditional game. While most people have played this game at one time in their lives, in the real world, you can only be the hider or the seeker. This game lets you be both at the same time!

Using the Console

Creating text games is interesting, but my goal was also to present the game in a way that would simulate a teletype machine as close as possible. This is why the game uses my console.

My Teletype Emulator is designed to simulate playing the game on an old teletype machine, down to the dot matrix output. Anybody who has used an old printer knows how slow they were. They were also noisy, but out of the goodness of my heart, I decided to leave the noise out.

For getting input from the user, I decided to go with a fancy LCD model, in which what you type will be send to a LCD display for your approval before being transmitted to the machine. Unlike real machines, my terminal is intelligent and will only let you enter something when the program is requesting input. Any other typing is ignored!

Playing the Game

You and the computer both choose where to hide on a grid. The grid is laid out as follows:
1 2 3 ...
1 North
2 West + East
3 South

When entering coordinates, please use the format x,y and make sure the numbers are between 1 and the size.

You and the computer then take turns guessing where your opponent is located. The first to find the other wins!

System Requirements

This game is requires Java 1.1 or better to run. Browsers that support 1.1 tend to be 4.x or better versions. Windows XP users may have to download a Java plug in to use Java applets.

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