I remember being captivated by code-based games like elevator saga as a tool to improve and learn.
However, the missing "hackability" always bothered me, as you can only progress so far and then things feel a little stale. While there are impressive other mentions, I decided to whip up a little gamified challenge myself.
Well, it's pretty straight forward: you have to develop an algorithm that performs well under changing circumstances. To do so, you have a little online editor:
And can execute your code with the click of a button. The general goal is to mine as many resources as possible per minute before the dying sun depletes your shield. However, in order to give beginners a chance, the sun's radiation doesn't kick in before you manage to mine resources efficiently.
In order to enhance your efficiency, you can build modules with your station and attach them to your ships, build additional ships and/or cool down the shields with water.
If you are interested in improving the game, don't shy away from reaching out:
Deployed @ neoan.us/game
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Welcome to the family business
Your wacky uncle has passed away, leaving you with his space station and mining business.
Being the character he was, he controlled the business using an ancient programming language called
Unfortunately, most of the code was lost in a sun-flare shortly before he passed away, along with his fleet.
He managed to construct one ship with the remaining resources.
Can you write the code necessary to revitalize the operation and build an ever-growing fleet of mining ships?
sound & music: https://freesound.org/