Hamurabi is a text-based strategy video game of land and resource management. It was first developed under the name The Sumer Game by Doug Dyment in 1968 at Digital Equipment Corporation as a computer game for fellow employee Richard Merrill's newly invented FOCAL programming language.

The game consists of ten rounds wherein the player, as the ancient Babylonian king Hammurabi, manages how much of their grain to spend on crops for the next round, feeding their people, and purchasing additional land, while dealing with random variations in crop yields and plagues.


  • Original Author (1968) : Doug Dyment
  • BASIC Port (1973) : David Ahl (printed in BASIC Computer Games, 1973)
  • CPP Port (2015): Khlle
  • Strani Anelli Port (2019) : Samuele de Tomasi



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