Hydra Slayer is a Roguelike game focused on one thing: slaying Hydras. It is inspired by mathematical puzzles about brave heroes slaying many-headed beasts. Since each weapon can only cut off a specific number of heads (no more, no less), and then the Hydra regrows some of the lost heads, to defeat each Hydra, you need to find the sequence of attacks which kills it in the least number of wounds. Hydra Slayer also features divisor weapons, blunt weapons to stun heads, missiles, and shields, and a number of other magical items which are unique to this game.
In p, a bunch of particles interact with each other according to this simple rule: every particle moves towards, away, or watches other particles. When the program starts, each particle chooses a random color, position, and the particles with which it will interact. As the program runs, some particles join together to form a train and journey together thereafter. Some orbit each other. Some collapse into each other. Some form swarms that split and join. One cannot predict when or where or how many of these behaviors will emerge, but they usually do.
Exhaustive Game Solver is a series of Perl scripts in which the computer plays either Coin Strip, Welter's game, or Mancala against the user. In the case of Sudoku, it solves the puzzle. The scripts use a recursive algorithm in which the game tree is searched for sure winners, positions from which the computer cannot lose. Since the search is CPU intensive, lookup tables have been generated.
Multiplication Station will teach your child to add, subtract, and multiply. It is a multi-user application with a simple admin interface. All parameters are configurable, like grid size and the fonts and colors of number ranges. A countdown timer is used to keep the player's attention focused. A list of high scores is maintained.
Burr Tools is a set of programs for solving some kinds of puzzles, namely puzzles that are made out of square, cube-shaped, spherical, or triangular units, and whose solution also contains only pieces aligned along those grids. The program finds assemblies for the puzzle and animates how you have to assemble for some of them.
Fract is a Web-based fractal zoomer for the Mandelbrot set. It has no advanced features, for the goal is to keep the code easy to read for someone interested in fractals. The package also includes an offline renderer that you can use to generate high resolution images of your favorite spots. You can also easily play with the color map.