This page gives the instructions for The Number Game for testers and participants.
Home computing really took off from 1979 with the availability of small, cheap machines which could use a TV as a monitor. Many people got their first taste of programming through these machines.
One of the first games many people learned to create was a simple number guessing program, where a machine generated a random number, and the user had to guess it. This is what we've recreated here.
The only problem is that mistakes could and did happen, but the only way to find them was in playing the game!
The program simulates rolling two six-sided dice, and adding them together to generate a random number.
You start by selecting the build of software you want to test. You can reroll the dice at any time, or choose to move onto another build.
Making notes of what you've done for each build is highly recommended.
When you enter the number you've guessed, the web page should give you feedback of,
There are 13 different builds to play, each has an issue in it which you need to be able to describe. Remember part of testing is finding an issue, the other part is communicating it!
Could this BE any easier? Actually, that's a trick question, but welcome to testing!
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