RPG inside an Excel workbook


Cary Walkin , an accountant in Toronto, knows a thing or two about Excel. So great is his expertise that he was able to create a full-fledged RPG inside of its scripting environment, called Arena.Xlsm. I couldn’t get it to run in LibreOffice, but it sounds like it’s very featurful and fun, provided that you’re willing to use Microsoft products: * Random enemies: Over 2000 possible enemies with different AI abilities. * Random items: 39 item modifiers result in over 1000 possible item combinations and attributes. * An interesting story with 4 different endings depending on how the player has played the game. * 8 boss encounters, each with their own tactics. * 4 pre-programmed arenas followed by procedurally generated arenas. Each play-through has its own challenges. * 31 Spells. There are many different strategies for success. * 15 Unique items. Unique items have special properties and can only drop from specific enemies. * 36 Achievements. * This is all in a Microsoft Excel workbook. Arena.Xlsm Released! ( via Digg )

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RPG inside an Excel workbook


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