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GameHat
06-11-2010, 10:21 PM
I played this on my dad's Compaq Portable (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compaq_Portable) back in the day. "The day" meaning mid-80s.

It was a BASIC game, that I'm pretty sure of. My dad had a disk collection of a bunch of BASIC games. He'd take me into the office at night during tax season (he's an accountant) when mom was working. To keep me busy while he worked, I got to play a bunch of fun early PC games.

Anyways, this one - I've downloaded a few "collections" of classic BASIC games but I haven't found it yet.

You were exploring a 3d maze. The graphics were simple (natch), mostly vector-looking representations of a 3d maze. You'd wander around this maze. Occaisonally you'd stumble across food (+HP or whatever they called it), a weapon (These were all silly - I think I remember a gun was one, but there was also something like "A Beverage" that counted as a weapon).

Once in a while you'd stumble into an enemy. I *think* (and it's been a long while) that these enemies were called "Lumpies" or "Lumpys" or something like that. Some basic text based combat would ensue.

Is this ringing a bell for anyone? I was mad about this game as a 6-year-old, haven't managed to find it since.

Trion
06-11-2010, 10:38 PM
A quick online search brings up the following:

Lumpies of Lotus IV (http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue77/lumpies.php)

GameHat
06-11-2010, 10:41 PM
A quick online search brings up the following:

Lumpies of Lotus IV (http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue77/lumpies.php)

Hey, that looks like it! Now where to download...

Mahaloth
06-11-2010, 11:06 PM
I've been meaning to post a thread about a game I can't find from the mid to late 80's. It was a sci-fi text adventure.

I remember if you headed east from the start, you got a message that said, "looks like a storm is a brewin'" and that you had to deal with computers at the end.

That's it. :(

Miss that game.

TBG
06-12-2010, 05:51 PM
I've been meaning to post a thread about a game I can't find from the mid to late 80's. It was a sci-fi text adventure.

I remember if you headed east from the start, you got a message that said, "looks like a storm is a brewin'" and that you had to deal with computers at the end.

That's it. :(

Miss that game.

Maybe it's in here (http://www.ifwiki.org/index.php/Category:Science_fiction) somewhere.

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