Want to be a tribute in the Hunger Games, or at least experience what it would be like? A new version 3.0 of my Hunger Games computer simulation video game has been finished and released. :) It's a free Windows program downloadable at http://www.astrolog.org/labyrnth/daedalus/hunger.htm , and features the following additions over version 2.5 that was released October 2013, and described in previous blog posts:
- New Landscapes: Option to play in a "Catching Fire" style clock arena. Climb over rolling hills, and experience a gradual day/night cycle. Head downhill or dig deep enough and you can find water. Play in mixed terrain arenas, such as half sandy desert and half rocky wasteland.
- New Customizations: Set number of Districts (1-13), and number of tributes per District (e.g. play in games with over 200 opponents). Assign names to tributes (e.g. "Katniss" instead of "District 12 Female"), and select hairstyles. Try out a special wraparound arena that goes on forever.
- New Items: Blowtorch weapon can be used to dismantle the Cornucopia, burn down trees, or melt unwanted items. Guns and grenades are powerful weapons very rarely available from sponsors. Armor reduces damage from enemy hits, and nightvision goggles allow seeing in darkness. You can even reuse sponsor gift parachutes to glide through the air!
- New Enemies: Some trees contain Tracker Jacker nests. Chop down the tree and they'll sting whoever's nearby making them hallucinate! Feast events draw remaining tributes back together to fight. Rebel against the Capitol and escape from the arena (if you can figure out how. :)
In the screenshot above, you can see the semicircle of 24 tributes on their platforms, the central golden Cornucopia, and gear in front of and within the Cornucopia. In the background wilderness you can see a creek to the left, and gray rocky mountains to the right. Thanks and enjoy, and "may the odds be ever in your favor"! :) Cruiser One (talk) 06:15, September 17, 2014 (UTC)