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Pokete is a Pokemon-like game for your terminal

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Fancy catching some creatures? How about directly in your terminal window? Pokete is a free and open source Pokemon-like. Just like the classics it features various creatures across different types like Plant, Water, Fire and they all have their own strengths and weaknesses.

It's currently in active development but it's already quite playable with a long list of features. In the last month it only just had another major release adding in smarter NPCs, achievements, fights with multiple Poketes, in-game time for day and night Poketes encounters and you now get transported to safety if all your Poketes faint during a battle just like a certain other game.

Pretty fun idea for a terminal game really, can't wait to watch it evolve.

You can find it on GitHub and Flathub.

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mZSq7Fq3qs Jun 27, 2022
Quotecan't wait to watch it evolve.

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Last edited by mZSq7Fq3qs on 27 June 2022 at 2:02 pm UTC
TheSHEEEP Jun 27, 2022
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This will go into the imaginary "show off" distribution in which everything is terminal.
No Chrome, no Firefox. Only Lynx.
No Steam, no Battle for Wesnoth even. Only various roguelikes, that one economy/war sim whose name I forgot and now this.
Brad2TheBone Jun 27, 2022
This actually seems really interesting. Especially for all the terminal warriors.
redneckdrow Jun 27, 2022
Quoting: TheSHEEEPThis will go into the imaginary "show off" distribution in which everything is terminal.
No Chrome, no Firefox. Only Lynx.
No Steam, no Battle for Wesnoth even. Only various roguelikes, that one economy/war sim whose name I forgot and now this.

The one you're thinking of is probably Arcane Fortune. Plus I thought of various versions of trek, taipan, and dwarf fortress in PRINT:TEXT mode (Handy way to play it over ssh!).
WorMzy Jun 27, 2022
Quoting: redneckdrow
Quoting: TheSHEEEPThis will go into the imaginary "show off" distribution in which everything is terminal.
No Chrome, no Firefox. Only Lynx.
No Steam, no Battle for Wesnoth even. Only various roguelikes, that one economy/war sim whose name I forgot and now this.

The one you're thinking of is probably Arcane Fortune. Plus I thought of various versions of trek, taipan, and dwarf fortress in PRINT:TEXT mode (Handy way to play it over ssh!).

Great DF shoutout, I love that Toady One included TEXT mode pretty much exclusively for the mad bastards who want to play DF over SSH. :D
Also, thanks for mentioning Arcane Fortune, turns out there was a 0.4.0 release about a year ago that I missed (and I maintain the AUR packages... ).
StoneColdSpider Jun 27, 2022
I will have to check this out..... I already spend way to much time in Asciiquarium......
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