OK, here’s a Friday diversion I’ve been hanging on to all week.
Wa-a-ay back when the world was young and PCJr’s roamed the earth, there was a DOS game called Scorched Earth. It’s basically a classic ‘artillery’ type game, where everyone has a tank, and they take turns trying to drop rounds on each other by getting the right elevation and power on their shots.
Scorched Earth differentiated itself by having you earn money for successful rounds, and you could use that money between each round to buy things like better ammo, shields, parachutes (for when someone blows up the mountain you’re on), etc.
Flash forward to 2003, and a group of developers across the pond in the UK bring us Scorched3D, an awesome OpenGL-based update to Scorched Earth. Scorched3D brings in the added element of a third dimension, which makes things a lot more fun.
Add fully-networked multiplayer, and you’ve got yourself a Friday Diversion that will last you well into next week (at least!).