New feature: ASCII mode
I've just added a new rendering engine to Chaotic Rage - ASCII mode!
It's a top-view ascii-art version of the game. Individual characters represent entities in the game. It even does some glever stuff to deal with the ~2:1 ratio of characters.
Is it feasable for real-world use? Not really. Maybe on a server if you are really bored, although the game still links against SDL and OpenGL so that's not really feasable.
There are also some issues. It's currently spectate-only because my events are run through SDL, but there isn't actually an SDL instance in this case. You can watch fully automatic campaigns like the pound campaign or the new gametype, "AI Battle".
As for why I did it, the real question is "why not?".