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The Most Boring Game
Trapdoorspyder (60)

This game is incredibly boring. Please give it chance though, as the narrator does get rather lonely.

This project has been in the making for quite a while now. I originally started it for the game jam some time ago, but schedule restraints prevented me from finishing it in time. I am still working on it, but it should be fully functional.

Once you finish what I have currently created, please let me know what you think down in the comments. I appreciate any feedback and hope that everyone has a fun time playing it.

Thanks for playing!

Change log:

v1.1:
Minor changes to dialogue
Streamlined content to support replay in the future

v1.2
Changed the method for 'clear'
Added replay ability
Added Menu after initial Playthrough
Added option to go straight to menu
Added Easter Eggs

v1.3
Major bug fixes to Easter Egg system
Major changes to the 'Boss' Easter Egg dialogue

v2.0
Added new chapter!
Removed Boss Easter Egg, due to difficulties with storyline

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CadenSpaeth (6)

no work File "main.py", line 259
if (name="Boss")
problem-------------> ^
IndentationError: unindent does not match any outer indentation level

Warhawk947 (9)

@CadenSpaeth i know it happened to me too

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@CadenSpaeth Yep. Forgot the colon. And the double equals sign.

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@Trapdoorspyder And there's something else too. Hmmm.

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@CadenSpaeth Fixed! I mixed spaces with tabs.

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@JacksonCowie That has been fixed, as well as all other instances of the same error.

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@JacksonCowie Thank you! I'm glad you liked it, and thank you for bringing the bug to my attention.

eighty (1)

On line 585, you're calling for the function notq. However, this throws an error. Throughout the rest of your code, this function is referenced as notQ, with a capitalized Q. I forked the project and tested it myself just to be certain that it was case sensitive, and it fixed the problem. Just change line 585 to a capital Q and you'll be all good!

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@eighty Thank you, and I'll fix that right away.

nulll (84)

You accidentally indented some stuff that wasn't supposed to be indented.
https://repl.it/@nulll/The-Most-Boring-Game-v20
There's the fixed code

DJWang (220)

Amazing! Keep on some updates and this will be a hit!!!

ebest (588)

Discovered Easter Eggs

The Meaning of Life

Showoff
Right Hand Man
The Boss
You have discovered 3 out of 4 Easter EggsPress Enter to return to main menu

uh what?

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@ebest I'll get it fixed in the next update, which will also contain major story line expansions. Just for some feedback, by the the way, how hard was it to find the easter eggs?

ebest (588)

@Trapdoorspyder I looked through the code. It was easy.

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@ebest Nice. I guess they are kind of difficult to find otherwise because they aren't very obvious.

Zachary007 (0)

.........how, just how, this game is boring... WAIT DID I SAY BORING?? Its amazing! @ebest

epicman702 (45)

Traceback (most recent call last): File "main.py", line 799, in <module> twoDoor()NameError: name 'twoDoor' is not defined

Trooble (0)

line 359: vanilla not vannila.
line 642: encounter not encouter.
Sorry but I just had to point them out spelling errors annoy me lol.
Also this might take a while but as a suggestion maybe make a choice of slow, fast, or very fast reading to make the game progress faster. Fun game though!

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@Trooble Thank you for pointing out the spelling errors. Yes, providing an option to change the reading speed would take a ridiculous amount of time, I think. If you have any ideas to make that go faster, please let me know.

seakorea1219 (0)

dah...the door thing was really boring...

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@seakorea1219 Did you ever press 'Q'? That will progress the story.

PasAdam (1)

that was pretty boring

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@PasAdam Seriously, or because it's named the most boring game?

PasAdam (1)

@Trapdoorspyder No, seriously, your game is pretty fun! I very like the story behind and all the color effects!

AidenPython (2)

This Happens Immediately :(
Have you played before? [y/n] n
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "main.py", line 663, in <module>
if(p==y or p==yes):
NameError: name 'y' is not defined

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@AidenPython, @MarshallPerkins Fixed! I forgot the quotes. Hopefully, now you can successfully play the game.

MarshallPerkins (0)

it is giving me a NameError: name 'y' is not defined when it asks me if i have played

pythoncoderNYC (1)

You have a Indentation error would u like us to change that? Is it meant to happen?

FinDaGardiner (0)

mmmmmmm very good game, my wife loved it!

hotpockets (0)

ah, you remembered to import time. something I always forget lol

Ov3R10rd (48)

Cool game, really funny!

jck117 (0)

Wasn't sure if I wanted to play the most boring game lol. Maybe change the title to get more people to play? But yeah I gave it a try. Got confused a little bit when I came to the doors. Wasn't sure the code was in a loop or the purpose was to have more than one door? Once I figured it was the latter, it felt a little bit like I was playing Bandersnatch and got a little interesting. Not the most boring game I've played. Keep working at it.

onikahmed (0)

I have question, why the colors doesn't show up when I try in on python installed on my windows. do I have to install color or something, if so how do I do it. btw completely new to this.

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@onikahmed I am very sorry you have run into this error. I have no idea what is causing it, as I never have any problems with that when I run it. Other than that, I hope the game was enjoyable to you, and thank you for letting me know about this.

onikahmed (0)

@Trapdoorspyder yes it was great. hope to see more like this...

EthanCulp (4)

@Trapdoorspyder Hello! Great game! I know what is causing this problem, in the function "os.system("clear")" this only works for macs and linux, to make it also work on windows computers as well, you must make a clear function and replace all of your os.clear() functions with clear() after you place the function below at the top of your program. This function will basically just check if someone is using macs/linux or windows

def clear():

# for windows 
if name == 'nt': 
    _ = system('cls') 

# for mac and linux(here, os.name is 'posix') 
else: 
    _ = system('clear') 

Another suggestion is after you ask the user something, for example when you ask the user for their name instead of doing name=input("What is your name? "), do name=input("What is your name?\n> "). It just makes it look a lot cooler and it will signal to the user that the program is ready for an input.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@EthanCulp Yes, I do have a question. How does this work? If I do implement this into my code, I want to know how it works so that I can edit it if I need to. Thank you for the suggestion, and I will try it out. However, I have no way to test if it works for the other systems when I do implement it. I do not wish to seem ungrateful for this suggestion, I just want to know how it works and how to test it for other systems.

EthanCulp (4)

@Trapdoorspyder That is perfectly fine! I am happy to answer your question. The OS (Operating System) Name for Windows is 'nt' and the parameter you will put in os.clear() is 'cls'. The OS Name for Mac/Linux is 'posix' and the parameter will be 'clear'. So lets go through this step by step:

\/ Starting to define the function
def clear():
if os.name == 'nt': --- This part will test if the OS is windows
= os.system('cls') --- Executes the clear function
/-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
else: <-- If the OS is not windows then it will resort to putting 'clear' |
= os.system('clear') --- Executes the clear function |
/\ |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
Just a variable, can be changed to anything and will still work

Here is the raw code without all those tips so you can copy/paste

def clear():

# for windows 
if os.name == 'nt': 
    _ = os.system('cls') 

# for mac and linux(here, os.name is 'posix') 
else: 
    _ = os.system('clear') 

Also, here is a link to a sample project- https://repl.it/@EthanCulp/Explanation-Sample

There is no way to know if this works on Windows, unless you go onto a windows device, but I have used this many times and it has worked for me.

I am sorry if any of this sounds condescending, but I just want to make sure that you understand this and know how to reproduce this function without copy/pasting

If you have any more questions, I encourage you to ask them. (Also, I am sorry if my replies keep showing up in your notifications, for some reason they keep deleting)

Trapdoorspyder (60)

@EthanCulp Thank you so much, and I will do it like that.

Smart0ne (0)

Very good game.