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Video Game: Hamurabi
This game is the ancestor to Civilization

"HAMURABI: I BEG TO REPORT TO YOU,.."

Hamurabi is a text-based and turn-based video game written by Doug Dyment in 1968 in the FOCAL langage under the name The Sumer Game and ported to BASIC by David H. Ahl.

This game then spread, with other games written in BASIC, by the book BASIC Computer Games, first published in 1973.

In this game, the player had to manage the production of grain of a city, mesurated in bushels, by allocating some to planting, some to comsommation by citizens and the remainder to stocking in silos, which could be attacked by rats; he was also able to buy and sell acres of farmland.

At the tenth year, the player was ranked relative to historical rulers, system which have been later reused by Sid Meier in his Civilization.

This game was a precursor for other management and simulation games.

You can play here and here, the BASIC code source is available here and a C99 port here.


This videogame provides examples of the following tropes:


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