Re: Bug#682398: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:06 AM, Thomas Thurman <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 22 July 2012 18:54, Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Interesting! Not a game I've ever heard of before, but the package
>> description covers it thoroughly.
> Perhaps not under that name, but this is more widely known these days by the
> name of its 1970 commercial version, "Mastermind".
>From what I could find on the internet, games that are "Mastermind"
clones seem to be based on colors or numbers.
> Various forms of the game, not all word-based, are already in the archive:
> $ apt-cache search mastermind
> 4digits - guess-the-number game, aka Bulls and Cows
> ace-of-penguins - penguin-themed solitaire games
> colorcode - advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game
> gnome-mastermind - Mastermind (TM) clone for GNOME Desktop
> gtkboard - many board games in one program
> sgt-puzzles - Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection - 1-player puzzle
I checked all these packages and none of them has a word-based version
of "Mastermind"/"Cows and bulls".
> Of course that doesn't preclude the addition of another.
The game is implemented in a single .cpp file and I was already told
that this could be a vanity package, not sure if it really is. Either
way, let me package it and upload it to the mentors site.
Thanks & Regards,