7 thoughts on “Excel Game Links

  1. J-walk has a log about some bolke who done funny stuff in excel, and on that link there was another link to a page with Pac Man and space invarders, in excel.

    They where absoutly amazing! check might have to ask j-walk for the link again, but they really are worth getting – amazing!

  2. Those are some cool links. I once made a text-based American football game – the player vs. the computer. When on offense, you pick a play and the computer would pick a defense, then, depending on a few factors, yardage would be gained or lost, or a turnover or touchdown could happen.

    It was getting interesting, but it started to eat up too much of my time because, if I was going to do it, I wanted it to be good and fun, and… well, as I said, it started to eat up too much of my time so I put it aside for a while.

  3. Hi,

    I teach computer science and I am too interested in excel games. We use it a lot in end of semester projects.

    You can see some great games in the download area of the site…



  4. Here’s a little game I hope your followers will like, that generates random plots for SF stories. It uses no VBA – pure Excel – and I was very pleased once I got it working.

    The spreadsheet is at http://www.j-paine.org/excelsior/repository/spin/spin.xls. Story output appears in cells A4 downwards, and when you select the dropdown option in B4, the output is recalculated, which usually makes a new plot appear.

    It works by running round a plot network, which is stored in cells A210 onwards. Most of the nodes in the network have plot events leading to other nodes. The spreadsheet chooses an event at random, goes to the node it leads to, chooses another event, and so on until it hits a node with no events leading from it.

    I generated the spreadsheet from a program written for my Excelsior spreadsheet-generator. This probably made it a lot easier to code than if I’d worked directly in Excel. There’s an explanation of how it works at http://www.j-paine.org/excelsior/repository/spin/index.html. The serious point of all this is that I’m experimenting with Excelsior and Literate Programming as a means of documenting large and complicated spreadsheets – the explanation is a small example of that.

    Jocelyn Paine

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