by Magicsofa
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To download this game for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Magicsofa.ASCII##version=19

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:


Version 0.99
Date added: Dec 18 2012
Last updated: Mar 25 2013
Last played: Jul 5 2014
43 fans

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Special thanks to Lige for coming up with the name!

ASCII is an arcade-style, fast-paced shooter using BYOND's text-mode map format. Can you survive the onslaught of evil characters?

Featuring six unique arenas, a variety of enemy types and power-ups to help you defeat them, and original silly techno tracks to get you pumped!

Compete for the highest score on the leaderboards, and bring your friends to see just how long you can delay your impending doom!

All sounds and music made with SFXR, Fruity Loops 5, and Cakewalk Sonar 2, with the exception of "pvc-rocket-cannon-2.mp3" by bowlingballout on

NOTICE: If you are playing alone, your high score may not be saved if you suddenly close the game. Make sure to end the round by starting a new game - this will ensure that your score gets sent to the leaderboards.


Magicsofa: (Jan 17 2013, 5:27 am)
Update: v 0.5

- New powerup
- New enemy
- Free-for-all Deathmatch mode
- Minor fixes/tweaks
- You can now spectate in survival games
Flick: (Jan 14 2013, 2:54 am)
Menu in the top left corner. File > New Game
Neosn: (Jan 14 2013, 12:33 am)
I'm probably going to sound very stupid asking this, but how do you start the game on single player?
Magicsofa: (Jan 10 2013, 4:25 pm)
Updated to v 0.42

- I'm pretty sure I fixed the multiplayer-breaking-like-hell bug. Like, 89% sure...
- Added world.status updates so you can tell what mode a server is on

EDIT: now v 0.43

- Fixed a bug that prevented sounds from playing
Magicsofa: (Jan 10 2013, 6:28 am)
Updated to version .40!


- Music and sound volumes are now stored in a local savefile.
- Game settings stored on the server machine.
- The .ogg files will now be downloaded from my website, should substantially speed up updating the game. (assuming it works)
- Added some MIDI tracks.
- Added basic administrator features.
- Added custom player colors for survival mode
- Fixed a bug where freeze powerup wouldn't work on all enemies
- Added a new powerup, explosive shot, and a new enemy to go with it :)
- Added two new sound effects
- Added team deathmatch mode! Warning: this mode isn't completely stable, or at least I bet there are bugs I missed. PLEASE let me know if anything gets screwed up!

EDIT: Major issues with multiplayer, sorry guys I GOT TOO EXCITED...anyway I'll fix this problem ASAP