I am developing a browser-independent IF hybrid called Zoo base under Joy-Toilet Collectives. The entire game is drawn out in text-mode via your system terminal which means it can run on everything from as far back as an IBM AT (there’s even a version in 6502/BASIC) because it doesn’t so much as touch your GPU, then again the interlaced color wouldn’t do too well on that monochrome. The game takes place in the same universe as Tarn Adam’s Star Zoo (2002) but is not a direct sequel or prequel of any sort. With that being said it should be noted that I do have permission to use this title.
2D aspects are apparent but there is an emphasis on ANSI/ASCII since well, there are limitations with th API. Capt. Hauser down there with the yellow face is the result of some text/window manipulation. The game itself is a collection of scenarios where the player assumes the role of the Commanding Officer at Zoo base following a specific set of events, examples are seen below. the game is well into development and will be out as freeware as soon as the internal mechanics are stable.
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