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II. Lisp is Symmetry > 8. This Ain't Your Daddy's Wumpus

Chapter 8. This Ain't Your Daddy's Wumpus

In the previous chapter, we worked with mathematical graphs in a simple game. However, as an old-school geek, the first thing I think of when I see these graphs is the old game Hunt the Wumpus. When I was nine, I could think of nothing more fun than sitting in front of my TI-99/4A and playing this excellent game.

Here is the original title screen:

In Hunt the Wumpus, you are a hunter searching through a network of caves to find a mysterious monster—the fabled Wumpus. Along the way, you also deal with bats and tar pits. Ah, those were the days!

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But, unfortunately, those days are long gone. We’re in a new millennium now, and no one would be impressed by these crude graphics anymore. And the story line, well, let’s just say it sounds a bit corny by modern standards. I think we can all agree that Hunt the Wumpus is in serious need of a makeover. That’s quite a challenge, but one I think we can handle.


  

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