RPG in an Excel-File

27.03.2013 Games Misc #DIY

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Exceltabellenversteher Cary Walkin hat mit Makros ein Rollenspiel in einer Excel-Tabelle programmiert. Ich benutze das Wort Exceltabellenversteher ja normalerweise als Schimpfwort und zwar zurechts, aber das hier: Respekt. Mein ehemaliger Projektmanager war ein Excel-Wizard, aber das hier hätte er nicht hinbekommen.

Key Features:
- Random enemies: Over 2000 possible enemies with different AI abilities.
- Random items: 39 item modifiers result in over 1000 possible item combinations and attributes.
- An interesting story with 4 different endings depending on how the player has played the game.
- 8 boss encounters, each with their own tactics.
- 4 pre-programmed arenas followed by procedurally generated arenas. Each play-through has its own challenges.
- 31 Spells. There are many different strategies for success.
- 15 Unique items. Unique items have special properties and can only drop from specific enemies.
- 36 Achievements.
- This is all in a Microsoft Excel workbook.

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