late - A simple game for one player.
This manual page documents briefly the late game. This manual page was
written for the Debian distribution because the original program does
not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info
format; see below.
This program does not follow the usual GNU command line syntax, only
long options starting with two dashes (‘-’) are supported. A summary
of options is included below.
--help Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Gives you infinite lives.
Your mouse is controls a sophisticated tool against evil: basically a
fancy fancy tube. This is your weapon, a savage gillotine that cuts up
wallpaper with not a shred of hesitation nor remorse. It has but one
weakness, it can only withstand a few impacts with balls....
Fortunantly for you, the evil, heartless little balls also have a
weakness, they can only travel across the original terrain and may be
locked up tight by its removal. And lock them up tight you must, for
the only way to exact vengance from these ricocheting feinds is to
choke them out of existance. Your gillotine is sharp and quick, it may
be shot out using the left button, and its orientation may be changed
in ninety degree increments with the right, but once you fire, there is
no way to stop its cutting and razing until it has made its cut, or
been struck. The balls, in their spherical cunning have developed many
tricks beyond just the contemptable bounce tactics of the simple
fireball, there are balls made from goo that divide and disperse when
hit and can reform in an effort to confuse their prey. There are
unstable groups of three balls that will spontaniously explode when
encapsulated tight enough. There are balls that will teleport for
suprise tactics. And even cold blooded balls that will be towards the
cutters whenever they are seen.
You must fight these crewl balls, and you must prevail!
The game has a website accessible at http://late.sourceforge.net/
The programs are documented fully by The Rise and Fall of a Fooish Bar,
available via the Info system.
This manual page was written by Steve Kemp <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).
August 9, 2003