2 August 2020


Some time ago during a boring meeting, I happened upon Spwack's old mini-game called Wanderer and got caught up in playing it. There were some occasional bugs, so I fixed them, then ended up making adjustments and additions and introducing new bugs, until I had a whole new version of the game.

And with Spwack's kind permission, I present to you this Wanderer Next, Wanderer++, Wanderer 2.0 that can be played right

Unlike the original, which was a score-based exploration game, my version is more roguelike-ish. You can find armour, cast spells, fight, die, and maybe even uncover secrets. There's also a boss and one other way to win the game.
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The source code can be found on GitHub, though I would like to warn anyone who works with JavaScript that I never used it before, plus I was just piling new additions on old code without much forethought or refactoring, until I ended up with the player being represented by an assemblage of global variables... Yeah, you can stop laughing now.

Anyway, feel free to post any comments or criticism, and please report all bugs you find so that I can squish them.

Happy hacking and don't die!