Someone please identify this game!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jay42, Apr 25, 2007.

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    Jay42

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    There was a game I liked to play, but unfortunately I cannot remember what it was called or where to find it. Maybe someone here could help:

    Game play was very simple, 2D, and very basic graphics. You controlled a little point on the perimeter of a black, rectangular space. The goal was to block off an increasing percentage of the screen with the arrow keys. The rectangles you "blocked off" would turn a color. There were two "bad guys" that could disrupt your lines if they bumped into you while you were off the perimeter. Not sure if that made sense

    Hopefully someone knows what I am talking about, and more importantly if this game is available for the Mac or is out on the net. Thanks in advance.
     
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    xlii

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    I loved that game... back in the early 80's. I worked at DEC and we had it on our TOPS20 DECSystem20 machines. Also played an 8 player startrek game in the 1982 timeframe that was so realistic (also on our TOPS20 machines).

    http://drunkmenworkhere.org/flash/qix2.swf
     
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    Ambrosia made a clone called Barrack. I used to play it back in the OS7 days.
     
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    Makes me wonder what I will be saving about todays games in 20 years!

    I like the ambrosia clone better.
     
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    If you check idevgames.com and check the forums, someone made a game like that for Mac OS X and it does have a 3d-element to it, check it out.
     
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    Jay42

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    Do you know what it was called?

    It would be great if there was a recent clone of Qix. I believe I used to play the OS 7 version.
     
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    That games the best, I used to have a clone of it on my samsung phone called "go hamster"
     
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    Barrack was such a cool game. I put quite a few hours into playing it!!
     

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