Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Tic Tac Toe - Commodore 64

by tphx - Jam Entry

Text based action so intense you'll swear you're back in 1982!!!!

Two player text based tic tac toe for the Commodore 64. An ancient game created for ancient technology.

Requires a Commodore 64 emulator such as Vice. Load the .prg just like any other .prg file. If you are using the Vice emulator you can simply drag the .prg file into the emulator window.

If anybody actually has a Commodore 64 and a way to run this program on it let me know if it works. I am really curious as to whether or not it would work on a real Commodore 64.


Figured I would share all the software I used when creating this game in case anybody is curious.

Software used:

- Notepad++ (
- Vice C64 Emulator (
- Tok64 (

Downloads and Links


mrwillowb says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:35am

amazing, The greatest gaming machine ever made

tonynogo says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:08am

Sadly, I don't have a commodore to test.
But what an original idea and an interesting take on the theme!


thomz12 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:10am

Awesome! Don't have a Commodore to try it on, but i like the idea! Very creative use of the theme, Well Done!

n42k says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:12am

Instructions for running on Arch Linux:
Install vice: pacman -S vice
Download and extract the "LD36" (in the "Commodore 64" link)
Navigate to the directory where you extracted it and run: x64 TICTACTOE.PRG

Looks like a nice implementation! Wish I could try getting it to run on a C64.

tphx says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:41am

Thank you all for the kind words and the Linux info.

BestNickname says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:54pm

Oh wow this is great, a very interesting and original take on the idea. Wish I had an actual commodore to test your code. I did run it on an emulator and it seemed to work without issue.

Sep 5, 2016 @ 3:10pm


epb9000 says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 6:10am



(This was pretty great. An interesting take on the theme indeed.)

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