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Depot Games: Line Wars

Current Version: 1.0

Project Status: Completed

Highest Popularity: #22 during September 2009

Links: Web Site

Category: Arcade

Developers: Bruce Perry

Ports: DOS

Source Code: Not Available

Author's Description: Line Wars is a classic game where each player controls a line that just keeps on growing. Features include:

- Up to 8 players
- Artificial intelligence (or stupidity)
- Hand-drawn obstacles
- Acceleration
- Explosions
- Sparks
- Still or Scrolling Screen Modes
- Nice firework-style sound effects
- Cheesy music!
- Complete instructions
- Everything is customisable

The sparks are the most significant addition to the original idea. When someone crashes, the lines are set on fire, burning like sparklers. Sparks are dangerous, but can also get you out if you're trapped!

This game was written as a product for the Young Enterprise scheme, but since our company 'Emu' no longer exists, I've decided to make it free. Enjoy!

N.B. Some people had trouble running the old version of Line Wars, compiled with Allegro 3.12. A new version ported to Allegro WIP 3.9.34 is now available, and I've already had one success story from Master Goodbytes (how else could he review it for Pixelate? :-)

If you were one of the people who had problems, please download it again and see if it works. Otherwise, you can skip the introduction by pressing a key. You may be able to use this to bypass the problem.


Name Comments Size Date
lwsetup.exe The Game 2,621,547 11/23/2005 8:54 PM
Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 6.0
  • 6Basically your average snake game, with some improved options and items. And as snake is, great to play with lots of people at the keyboard. Just dont expect a revolution.
The Developer
Bruce Perry
Bruce PerryA game developer at heart, I have been writing games with Allegro since 1999, and I have unfinished projects aplenty to show for it. I care very much about the quality of my games and what people think of them, so please do leave opinions on this site or send comments to me. I graduated from Cambridge University UK in Computer Science in June 2004. I did Geology in my first year there, which was fun. I took French A-level at school, and as of summer 2003 I am learning Japanese by self-study (while trying not to forget my French). I used to study art, and I still try my hand at it from time to time. I play the piano and compose music. As of August 2004 I am working as a Mini-Games Developer for a very nice company in Cambridge. (View Profile)