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ANSI console game - in Java!
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I didn't think this was possible until a week ago, and now here I am showing off a game that is really a way to demonstrate more interesting ANSI console output tricks in Java.

Really what this means to me is that I can now do more interesting projects with my AP Computer Science students, since our district has Chromebooks and we need to do all our work in online environments. I know, Swing is also an option. But I think we can all agree that the Swing implementation is not a great place to learn to code, with its long load times and challenging feedback mechanisms. Plus Swing programs are often much larger than console programs, making them harder to use in the classroom.

Thank you Repl.it for using a shell environment capable of ANSI and raw character input mode. Enjoy the game, and I'd love to work with anyone that wants to create a simple Repl.it-compatible, single-file ANSI helper system to use with future projects. (Or if anyone can show me how to use existing solutions like JANSI in jar form, that'd be great too.)

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@MrLane
oh my goodness, I hadn't checked back on this page in a long time and finally saw your post when I noticed a different comment notification more recently. I'm thrilled that someone found it useful! In my school district we switched over to Chromebooks three years ago and I guess you could say I was a little more ready for 2020 from that perspective than some. Anyway, I'd love to see what you made!