Super Star Trek in Python

Posted on 2012-02-18 16:03

OK kids, make sure you have python installed so you can fire photons in this python remix of the classic Fortran Super Star Trek classic terminal game from the mid 70s. I played this game (poorly) in High School and had gotten frustrated trying to run the original Fortran version some while ago. Turns out ESR had ported (a C port of) the original Fortran code which runs great. Make sure you pull out the latest version from git since its got some essential bug fixes from: https://developer.berlios.de/git/?group_id=2492 note:this link is dead as of 151111

See Bill Lahti's java and android port of the game! https://blahti.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/java-sst/

and Tom Almys page

Here's ESR's original G+ post and there's some more banter about the history of the game in the comments to his blog post.

There's a nice writeup of the history of the game and how its played here.

Here it is, running happily in terminal under Ubuntu 11.10: