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Bum Fight

by Doug Kavendek

DESCRIPTION OF BUM FIGHT
Inspired by images on http://www.bumfights.com/, a friend and I set out to make a very simple turn-based fighting game in QBASIC.

Up to eight bums compete in up to 7 different maps. Find trash cans to gather weapons (crowbars, trash balls, knives, rocks) or armor (trash can lids).

Each turn allows your bum a certain number of movement points. Walking, attacking, and defending use different amounts of these points. Plan out your move - will you go for broke and brawl one last time, or will you flee and try to find health-givin pills in those trash cans over there?

This was designed with multiplayer in mind. It uses a hotseat format, since it's turn based, so you can have up to eight players at one computer without too much crowding. Plus, there is an AI option of turning specific bums into computer-controlled bums, so single-player action is possible, in addition to having a few AI bums spicing up a multiplayer encounter. Unfortunately, there are no team options, so it's always every-bum-for-himself.

Each bum has two weapon slots, the right and left hand. When you find a new weapon in a trash can, you can either drop it, or replace a current weapon with the new one. You can use either weapon when you wish to attack, and sometimes your weapon will actually break when it connects with another bum. Thus, you must always be searching the cans for new stuff. Unfortunately, there are sometimes rats in the cans, or pills that will deplete your health rather than add to it; luckily, they will never kill you, but at most will drop you HP to 1.

Be sure to check out the readme.txt, and to read the help section within the game. The controls are a bit odd, so you'd have to see what they are before you begin playing.

Coincidentally, this is actually the two-year anniversary of when I originally completed the game. This was not planned.
SPECIFICATIONS OF BUM FIGHT
Genre:
Turn-based, Multi Player

Language:
English

Operating System:
DOS, Windows 9x, Windows XP

Game Data Type:
Binary executable, Data, Source Code

Status:
Gold

Programming Language:
QBASIC
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR BUM FIGHT
486 or better. It may run on lower than that, but to be honest, who knows. It's QBASIC, and by no means needs to run fast. You could probably run it on an Etch-a-sketch.
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