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VAX Universe

Old-School Console Game

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Universe is an old VAX console game, rescued from DECUS archives from the 1980's, converted to C and able to be run under Linux. It is vaguely similar to the old STTR1 and TREK73 games of that era.

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  • Plays in xterm, KDE/Konsole, Cygwin or other ANSI terminals
  • Turn-based play
  • Each Uni session uniquely generated for endless variety
  • Rich in strategy and tactics
  • Player scores accumulated between sessions
  • Starships can be upgraded with discovered ancient technology
  • 6 different enemies, each with varied characteristics
  • Planets, freighters, black holes and other space phenomena


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