RPG in Excel

Now, that’s a really powerful Excel macro

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You can now play the full version of Arena.Xlsm!

Official Mirror: Arena.Xlsm hosted on itch.io

Download version 1.3 directly here: Arena.Xlsm

Key Features

  • 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.
  • 12 pre-programmed arenas followed by procedurally generated maps. Each play-through has its own challenges.
  • 31 Spells. There are many different strategies for success.
  • 20 Unique items. Unique items have special properties and can only drop from specific enemies.
  • 100 Achievements.
  • This is all in a Microsoft Excel workbook.

You can also access the official Arena.Xlsm wiki here: http://arenaxlsm.wikia.com/

The Arena.Xlsm photo gallery is here: http://carywalkin.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/arena-xlsm-gallery/

What are the system requirements for this game?
Arena.Xlsm has been tested to work…

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What’s worse than in-game ads?

Ads in school targeting children:

But at least adults have some defences. As the advertising executive Alex Bogusky points out, “children are not small grownups. Their brains are fundamentally different, the big difference being that right-hemisphere brain development doesn’t really kick in until the age of 12. This is important because without the right hemisphere involved, all decisions and concepts are very black and white. If you sit with a child and watch TV commercials, you will notice how vigorously effective the messages are. ‘I want that.’ ‘Can I have that?’ ‘I need that.’ These words come out of their mouths with seemingly every message, and they mean it and they believe it and they are defenceless against it.”

via Hey advertisers, leave our defenceless kids alone | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian.