looking for a program - last gasp questions

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Thu Oct 17 12:04:57 CDT 2019

> On Oct 17, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Bob Smith via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> are you thinking of conquest?
> https://github.com/jtrulson/conquest
> conquest
> Conquest is a top-down, real time space warfare game. It was
> originally written in RATFOR for the VAX/VMS system in 1983 by Jef
> Poskanzer and Craig Leres.

I wonder if this is a port of the PLATO game by the same name, which goes back to 1976 or so.  PLATO had lots of multi-user games with various levels of graphics sophistication.  Space war games included "conquest", "empire", and "spasim" -- that last actually had 3d graphics, which was quite a stretch for 1977.  Then there was "airfight" (the inspiration for Microsoft Flight Simulator) as well as a boatload of "dungeon & dragons" games.


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