Long long ago, in a galaxy far far away (2008), a high school summer program at the Illinois Institute of Technology - School of Applied Technology created some text based video games. The code is pretty spaghetti but remarkably it works - think of it as a platform for tinkering. The first project was done in C++. You can open the project in any version of Visual Studio or just run the game from the DEBUG directory double clicking the Test.exe file.

IIT_Cplusplus_proj The second project is a java based version of the game - a little cleaner code but still not really any game play. It is a Netbeans project and can be opened and run with any Netbeans - just hit File > Open Project and then the green “run” triangle and you are off.
spaceJava_01_05_10 What would these games look like in Python?