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ski

ski is a game in which you ski down an infinite slope, facing such hazards as trees, ice, bare ground, and the man-eating Yeti. Since you have put your jet-powered skis on backwards, you can't see ahead where you are going; only behind where you have been. However, you can turn to either side, jump or hop through the air, teleport through hyperspace, launch nuclear ICBMs, and cast spells to call the Fire Demon. And since the hazards occur in patches, you can skillfully outmaneuver them. A fun and very silly game that proves you don't need fancy graphical user interfaces to have a good time.

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  •  21 May 2014 12:11

    Release Notes: This release fixes a minor bug revealed by pychecker.

    •  24 Nov 2010 06:21

      Release Notes: A minor bug revealed by pychecker was fixed.

      •  20 Oct 2010 04:08

        Release Notes: The license was changed to a BSD license. Documentation fixes were made.

        •  12 Jan 2004 07:22

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug introduced into the ? and ! commands by the previous version.

          •  12 Jan 2004 04:11

            Release Notes: Game commands now accept numeric repeat prefixes.

            Recent comments

            03 Jan 2004 14:11 cduffy

            Damnit, I'm getting all nostalgic now
            Mmm... door games... I'm almost tempted to go hunting for more of them.

            (Hmm -- just noticed that there's no "door games" entry in the Jargon File. Eric?)

            31 Dec 2003 06:34 fpineau

            Simplicity
            What a dumb game. I love it! :-)

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