Super Star Trek— a classic computer game
This is the home page of Super Star Trek, a modern Unix port of the University of Texas "Super Star Trek" game originally written in FORTRAN in the early 1970s.
SST is a kind of time machine back to what interactive programs were like in the days of hardcopy terminals, before graphics and before even video displays. Despite this archaism and decades after it was written, SST retains significant play value. We think it's both fun and instructive to see how good a game could be written under those conditions.
Presently the code is available only via Subversion at the SST Project Page on berlios.de. It builds and runs. We expect to do an actual release Real Soon Now.
In the mean time, you can at least browse the game documentation.
You can read the project's to-do list.If you want to help with these things, here are the project mailing lists:
Tom Almy, one of the SST project founders, has an SST page of his own.
There is a Wikipedia entry.
For a truly retro-Trek experience, see the Star Trek ASCII Art Archive.
If this game interested you, you may want to check out some of the other ancient games at the Retrocomputing Museum.