1

Official Web Site

https://eamon-remastered.com

Review From Wade Clarke

Eamon keeps on chugging in Eamon Remastered

About Eamon, From Eamon Remastered's  Author Keith Dechant

Far away, at the dead center of the Milky Way, is the planet Eamon. It doesn't orbit any suns, two great suns orbit it! The shifting pull from these great bodies bring strange forces to bear upon this planet; twisting light, tides, even the laws of science itself! Strange things happen on Planet Eamon, and the citizens must always be adaptable, for things are rarely what they seem, and quite often not the same as they were from one day to the next!

Eamon is played through characters who are members of the famous Free Adventurer's Guild. Free Adventurers are men and women who have dared to seek their fortune in the marvelous world of shifting laws and time. Players will often find their characters fighting terrible monsters such as orcs, trolls, and dragons, and claiming various riches and treasure as their own. However, Planet Eamon is bound by no laws of time or space. Anything can happen once an adventure has been started. At any random time, a character could end up facing such varied opponents as Billy the Kid or Darth Vader!

Eamon History
Eamon is a text adventure game with RPG elements. The original game was written for the Apple ][ by Donald Brown, circa 1980.

Eamon is notable for its modular design, allowing the same player character to explore many different adventures. Over the years, many authors contributed hundreds of adventures to the Eamon universe.

In the 1990s came Eamon Deluxe by Frank Black, a port of the Eamon system to MS-DOS, with a number of enhancements. Frank's work is the basis for this web conversion.

How does Eamon remember my character?
Any characters you create are stored within your web browser, using a feature called "local storage." This makes it simple to get started, because you don't have to create an account or log in. It does, however, mean that your characters don't transfer between computers, or between different browsers on the same computer.

What technology is Eamon built on?
"Classic" Eamon was written in Applesoft BASIC. Eamon Deluxe is also written in BASIC and requires an MS-DOS emulator such as DOSBox.

At the time when Classic Eamon was created, BASIC was the default language that every programmer knew. When I decided to undertake this conversion, it made sense to again choose a language programmers in the 2010s are familiar with. Thus, I ported the game logic to JavaScript. Specifically, this system runs TypeScript and Angular. This has the benefit of keeping the entire game engine within the browser, making the system very fast. The adventure data is stored in a MySQL database with a Django back end.

Thumbs up +1

2

Yaaaaye! now I can finally play.
They say you can't transfer between browsers, but I wonder if that's really true, if the cookie doesn't have computer or IP specific info, than can't you just copy it over?

This... -- Is CNN'.
Well Ted, it sure looks like there's been uh, quite a bit of violence around here
"aaoh, that violence was terrible'!"
Yeah it was, pretty bad.

Thumbs up

3

@defender

That you'd have to ask the creator about sadly, as I've only ventured in to the world using Chrome OS at this time.

Thumbs up

4

I wanted to contact the author as well but can't find a contact link on the page. Does anyone know how to contact him?

Thumbs up

5

You know I'd really like to know where frank got to.
He was really supportive.
Eamon was going strong, eventually frank was going to try to make an eamon based linux distro where you would be able to play eamon and maybe do other things.
Heck eamonos.
But he suddenly dropped off the grid.

Thumbs up

6

@Niklas

For contacting the author, see:

https://kdechant.com

Thumbs up

7

Unfortunately, I find only the blogs with no contact information there and the LinkedIn profile but no direct contact details. Do I  have missed something?

Thumbs up

8

[wow] this is awesome indeed! I have been missing edx ever since I got windows 10 and wondering what to do.
I was hoping the talking dosbox project might help with edx but again I'm not sure what has happened to Frank Black as crashmaster said.

I hope he's okay, in 2012-14 Edx development was going strong, more adventures got ported, you'll even find some of my reviews from me in edx news letters, but then Frank Black dropped off the map.
I did get a mail from him in 2016 apologizing for his absence but though I replied he didn't get back to me.

Either way this looks like a great project. The only thing I'm sorry about currently is that a lot of the Edx tweaks don't seem to have made it into eamon Remastered. Particularly,  the extended version of the Text main hall which included a lot of options for using the gold you gained from progressive adventures to expand your character doesn't seem to be there.

this is a shame, since otherwise there aren't really ways to increase your hardiness, agility and charisma other than by cheating in a few adventures.

Also, I wonder if some of the adventures like the Jim Jacobson ones are the originals, or have Frank blacks additions from Edx.

Then again on the plus side, there are several Eamon adventures here that I've not played beforee and weren't available in edx such as curse of the hellblade and cliffs of fire, which is good, it's also really awesome to be able to play Eamon on my windows 10 machine.

This will definitely be getting a db page soon, and I look forward to seeing more Eamon adventures ported across, since to say I've been a huge Eamon fan ever since I first discovered Eamon deluxe in 2008, I haven't played that much of Eamon catalogue, which is a shame.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

Thumbs up

9

Someone should track down the contact info for sure then, and see if he will add those gold options, I don't know if I really want to play when such an annoyance is present.

This... -- Is CNN'.
Well Ted, it sure looks like there's been uh, quite a bit of violence around here
"aaoh, that violence was terrible'!"
Yeah it was, pretty bad.

Thumbs up