David Vancina's DOSMine is probably one of the smallest Minesweeper
clones, but not a very good one. There is not even some routine that
ensures that you start on a safe tile. The interface is okaymove
cursor with the arrow keys, mark with Space and uncover with
Enterbut there's a reason Minesweeper was originally a Windows
game, it simply is a game for a mouse interface.
But then he wrote it, as he later commented, just as an exercise in
object design and inter-object coordination. It may well be the only
game of its kind that runs on really any PC, a color display is nice,
but not required.
- Concept: Minesweeper
- Author: David Vancina
- Year: 1993
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