Gorillas (video game)

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Developer(s) IBM corporation.[1]
Publisher(s) IBM corporation.[1]
Platform(s) MS-DOS
Release date(s) 1991
Genre(s) Artillery game
Mode(s) Single player, Hotseat

Gorillas, also known under the source code's file name Gorilla.Bas, is a video game first distributed with MS-DOS 5 and published in 1991 by IBM corporation.[1] It is a turn-based artillery game.[2] The game consists of two gorillas throwing explosive bananas at each other above a city skyline. The players can adjust the angle and velocity of each throw, as well as the gravitational pull of the planet. Written in QBasic, it is one of the programs included as a demonstration of that programming language. The others are Nibbles (another game), Money (a very simple financial calculator), and REMLINE (a program to remove line numbers from old BASIC programs).

NET Version[edit]

Currently the Gorillas source code was adapted to work with the Visual Basic Net. In this project much of the original code is reused maintaining single-tasking mode as a tribute to the original version Qbasic. Graphics are clearly painted with GDI + and sounds are reproduced with the player of the Net Framework, which does not require additional libraries to run, in this way the game returns back to native language. The compiled program and VB.NET code can be freely downloaded on the website of the developer.

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