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Crabs: the bitmap terror (1985) [pdf] (lucacardelli.name)
39 points by dsr_ 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

Among the many similar programs for X there was one that had cockroaches running to get under windows.

How did this not turn into a multiplayer game?

I can imagine deploying a fleet of crabs against another players computer and being able to give general directions... I guess I'm picturing a pre-historic StarCraft astride cellular automata.

Reminds me of some desktop toys that could have various creatures drop in from the top of the screen and climb around on the various window edges. Largely inspired by the Lemmings series of games.

Bell Labs: what a place.

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