VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

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Which is your favorite Game Theory?

Game Theory
0
No votes
Game Theory 2
1
20%
Game Theory 3K
3
60%
Game Theory 4
1
20%
 
Total votes: 5

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VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby akator » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:25 pm

Jeff Daniels has given us some great games over the years. That they are all created in BASIC makes these even more impressive.

The Game Theory series of mini-games are simple, fun, and humorous. They also provide an interesting philosophical look at video gaming, then and now.

Game Theory 1, 2, 3K, 4
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Game Theory High Scores
22 …… akator
16 …… Ola H
13 …… hasseapa

Game Theory 2 High Scores
24 …… hasseapa
24 …… akator

Game Theory 3K High Scores
29 …… akator
27 …… hasseapa

Game Theory 4 High Scores
43 …… hasseapa
26 …… akator
12 …… Ola H

All 4 titles in PRG format are included in the ZIP archive.
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Play, discuss, have fun! And remember:
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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby akator » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:54 pm

I decided to start with the first. It seems simple enough, but the fast pacing is a real killer. My best so far in Game Theory (1): 22

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby Boray » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:14 pm

What's the difference between them?
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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby R'zo » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:19 pm

Boray wrote:What's the difference between them?


I know the latest version has updated graphics and a more randomized level selection.

Edit- given a quick play on each.
3K seems the same as the first but it seems to run a little quicker.
2 has different levels than 1 and 3k.
4 has levels from 1 and to with updated graphics and randomized levels.

With a quik play on each one I have a current and consistant high score of 4 on all 4. I believe my all time high score on these is 18 on version 4.
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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby hasseapa » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:47 pm

I have only played Game Theory 4 and I liked it a lot so it is a pleasure to try the other ones. First on my list was of course the original Game Theory. Quite hard - harder than I remembered GT4. But after a while I managed to beat all the events/mini games.
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Perhaps I can improve my score (13) a bit but akator's 22 seems almost out of reach. Let's see... but I will at least play GT2 before I try to beat it. Soccer goal was the hardest one as the ball moves so fast. Ghost trap felt very hard - but still I almost never missed.

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby akator » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:38 pm

I really like the intermissions. It's a nice touch. I usually don't get that far, though.

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby Ola H » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:21 pm

Well ... LOL, my best this far on Game Theory 1 is 4 p! I have just had a quick play though. I'll definitely be back for more and try the three other ones. Very entertaining little challenges :D

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby hasseapa » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:39 pm

My scores on Game Theory 2:
4, 1, 1, 4, 5, 5, 7, 9, 11, 4, 24
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Guess I had a lot of luck with the randomized levels. I finally missed in the target shoot (which I found pretty hard already the first time at lower speed).

A little bit easier than GT1? Or perhaps I was better prepared this time? GT3 next!

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby Jeff-20 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:52 pm

hey! THanks for playing! The difference is that 4 (the version on the front page of Denial) was a revisit to the old program. I decided to get rid of user graphics all together and got with the built in set.
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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby Ola H » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:54 pm

Had a bit of a breakthrough in GT1: 16!

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby akator » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:39 pm

It's a tie :D

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby akator » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:02 pm

So far Game Theory 3K is my favorite. It has both "puzzles" from the 2 previous games and new ones as well.

My high so far is 29.

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby akator » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:54 pm

I think 26 is the best I'll get on Game Theory 4. It took me quite a while to get this high.

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I've enjoyed all of the different versions, but 3k is definitely my favorite. I like the custom graphics in the first 3 versions. I appreciate a kind of "purist" element to 4 using the default character set, but the custom graphics in the first 3 add a lot for me. I also like that the intermissions in the first 3 can be as long or short as the player wants.

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby hasseapa » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:19 pm

I am improving all the time!
GT3
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GT4
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While playing my last game I told myself many times that the "button mashing" events are too easy and should have been made faster and then what happens? Yes, as I am leaning backwards relaxed in my chair, the 44th event, the racing game, suddenly becomes faster - a lot faster... I would have made it if I was better prepared though 8)

For me it's a choice between GT3 & 4. GT3 has the most events and I like the well defined custom graphics. GT4 has bigger graphics, which make the char movement feel super smooth at 50 fps. I also like that the order of events and the color schemes are randomized.

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 7 – Game Theories

Postby Ola H » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:16 pm

Finally managed more than the default high score on GT4: 12!
But I still haven't cleared "whirl" even once, hence I'm not sure I really understand what I'm supposed to do there :? I'm also not sure if I'm merely being lucky when I clear "avoid".

So, overall I guess I find the levels of GT4 to be the most puzzling one, but at the same time perhaps the most creative ones :D (love the tempo event) The PET graphics work very well - extremely well in same cases - but I still prefer the custom graphics, which are very cute and distinctive.


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