Your assignment is to write a text adventure game in SWI-Prolog. Pick any theme you like for your adventure game: rescue, survival, treasure hunt, "a day in the life," or whatever else appeals to you.
Copy the file adventure.pl and use it as a starting point. This is an absolutely boring game consisting of one room, one object, and one direction you can go (but going in that direction takes you back to the same room). Add to this code to create your own game; if it doesn't do what you want, fix it so that it does. This is free code, to use or modify any way you like. If you don't want to use it, that's OK too.
I gave this same assignment in 2014, so you can get additional ideas and sample code from student games. However, please don't copy one of these games and change the words around; write your own game!
If you have trouble downloading these files, you can instead download the
(identical) files adventure.txt
and spider.txt, and change the
note: I would like to publish your game on my website, so that
your classmates (and anyone else) can play your game. If you would prefer
that I not do this, please say so clearly in your
Your program should contain one (or more, if you like) of each of the following:
You should have a
start/0 predicate (similar to the one
provided) that my TA and I can use to start your game and find out what
commands you have added. Don't make us look at the code to figure out how
to run your program!
Also include an inventory command (abbreviation:
i) to tell what the player is currently holding.
Play the game by running Prolog and typing queries into it. Prolog can
easily read Prolog terms, but reading anything else is awkward,
and not worth learning how to do. (However, if you want to ask the user
for a number, you can use the
read(X) predicate; a
number is a term. Just remember to type a period after the number.)
Your program should work, should satisfy the above requirements, and should be reasonably formatted.
We reserve the right for some subjective judgment. If we like your game, we may give you bonus points for it. If your game seems to lack creativity and interest, you may lose points.
Tuesday, September 13, before 11:59 pm. For late assignments, see the grading policy. Please zip up and turn in to Canvas a zip file containing:
.plsource code. The
should be a short version of the name of your game.
The name of the game and the one-sentence description are for posting purposes. The transcript and the descriptions of the locked door, etc., are to make it possible for my TAs to grade your program without extensive effort.