Depot Games: Octi
Project Status: Completed
Highest Popularity: #22 during December 2010
Links: Web Site
Category: Board Games
Developers: Bruce Perry
Ports: DOS, Linux, Windows
Source Code: Available
Author's Description: Octi is a strategic board game designed by Don Green. The game is distinctive in that you have to build the pieces up before you can move them, and building them up takes turns. It is specifically designed to give human players an edge over computer players - notice that there is no computer player in my version :-)
Visit the official OCTI Website (linked above) for more details. The rules are available at this site. Note that my implementation is not, to my knowledge, available through the official site.
This implementation only supports the three-square, two-player game, with no advanced rules. It can be used to play the single-square game, but players then have to know for themselves when they've won :-)
Octi is a registered trademark, and is covered by a US Patent. Don Green and I give permission for this implementation to be distributed freely, but not used for any kind of financial gain without permission from both of us. If you download the source, be sure to read the more detailed terms in readme.txt.
If you are interested in writing a computer player for this game, download the source, linked above. The archive includes a readme.txt file (sorry, Unix format, but Wordpad should cope) with further information.
Overall Rating: 8.0
A 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)