(Escape From Voros, Lexxias, Race To Varpon, Storm Clouds Over Zaqqit, Zander (AKA Lurch))
Published in the "Acorn Abuser's Diary" section of Acorn User magazine between May and November of 1987, these games consist of a single line of BASIC code each. David Lawrence was credited as the author of the first game, which was retrospectively titled "Escape From Voros". Oscar Rune and Stan Froco were later named as the authors of Varpon and Lurch respectively, on the Acorn User Games Disc.
The fifth game, Zander (AKA Lurch), is a parody of the early Archimedes game Zarch (aka Lander). It's extra-unplayable because it runs far too fast and you have to start hitting RETURN within the first second or you'll crash into terrain.
Escape From Voros: May 1987
Lexxias: June 1987
Race To Varpon: July 1987
Storm Clouds Over Zaqqit: September 1987
Zander (AKA Lurch): November 1987 (The game was named Lurch on the Acorn User Games Disc.)
Also note that Acorn User released another one-line game, Mastermind, on the Acorn User Games Disc. [At this moment, I cannot find which issue (if any) of Acorn user this game appered in. --Lee]
|Title||Acorn User One-Line Games (Escape From Voros, Lexxias, Race To Varpon, Storm Clouds Over Zaqqit, Zander (AKA Lurch))|
|Publisher||Acorn User (later BBC Acorn User) (Redwood Publishing Ltd.)|
|Compatibility||A:✘ B:✔ Master:✘|