Saturday, October 29, 2016

Columbian Exchange World Explorer: Second Release

This second release features some major new features:

  1. Advanced Map Generation.  The Map is now created dynamically by a swarm of autonomous map generators (henceforth "animals").
  2. Animals.  For now you can enjoy watching them migrate.  In future versions, you can domesticate and evolve them - or hunt them to extinction.
  3. Terrain.  The game now features a variety of terrains: forest will slow you down; snow capped mountains will bring you to a crawl.
A GIF showing a dozen turns of migration
Watching the animals migrate. 
game in progress.  looks somewhat like a map of Mexico with south at the top.
A game in progress.
about 30 turns of example game play.
Example game (single player).

Use the buttons on the "Map" tab to start a new game, resume a game in progress, or simply watch the animals migrate.

You must enable macros for this game to run in Excel.  Never run Excel macros from questionable or unverified websites.

Copyright 2016.  Full license details in Module 1 of the VBA code.

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