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Tau Station considered Dangerous: Game Review

I thought I’d try out Tau Station for a couple of days and get a quick blog post out of it. That was three months and 11 levels ago. It took 2 months to wind down my obsessive nature and if not for Tau, I could have pushed a couple of new module versions to CPAN by now. That’s rather the reason that I don’t play games in the first place, so I can’t give great comparisons.

To sum up, Tau Station is a web-based, second-person adventure with resource management in real-time: a Choose-your-own-Adventure book crossed with Freeciv. Oh, and it’s free. Well, freemium, but the least obtrusive freemium game I’ve ever seen.

Moose Mashing

Does Moose eliminate the sin of False Impatience* by making it so damn easy to just add a dash of OO to your script in order to avoid messing around with data structures? That's how I've started, so there's bound to be a few contusions as I find the corners of my own ignorance, digging out the notes from Dave Cross' most excellent Perl School on the subject. It's not pretty, but it gets the job done.

This is a story about how hacking away at a script taught me some things that I should have known.

About Enkidu

user-pic I am a Freelance Scientist** and Perl is my Igor.