One single proposal per answer, most upvoted as of 2013-12-28 (12:00AM UTC) becomes our next challenge!

The winning entry shall be marked as the accepted answer.

This one is a little special. Let's give it a Holiday-ish twist :)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Nooo! I was hoping there would be a Christmas break for this, I can't participate this week! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 19:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SimonAndréForsberg you can always submit a late entry ;) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 19:59

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How about:

A simple text adventure?

Something along the lines of zork?

Basically a short prewritten story with a few actions to manoeuvre around it, along the lines of:

You enter the elevator there are three floors which floored you pick?

  • Basement
  • First Floor
  • Penthouse

go to Penthouse

I would say given the season make it a Christmas story and keep it as console line writing for simplicity.


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    \$\begingroup\$ I like that. Write a short story, use your wit-pen, make it funny and xmas-y. And yeah, shows us the mother of console text games. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 3:25

Hunt the Grinch,

Either play through command line or simple UI. The map should be either

This challenge would require some d20 gazing, possibly some scratching on paper combined with deep thoughts on how to best capture the dungeon elegantly.

The following mapping gives the xmas twist:

  • Wumpus -> Grinch
  • Agent -> A little kid
  • Bats -> Reindeer

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