Exercise 35: Branches and Functions

You have learned to do if-statements, functions, and arrays. Now it's time to bend your mind. Type this in, and see if you can figure out what it's doing.

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from sys import exit

def gold_room():
    print "This room is full of gold.  How much do you take?"

    next = raw_input("> ")
    if "0" in next or "1" in next:
        how_much = int(next)
    else:
        dead("Man, learn to type a number.")

    if how_much < 50:
        print "Nice, you're not greedy, you win!"
        exit(0)
    else:
        dead("You greedy bastard!")


def bear_room():
    print "There is a bear here."
    print "The bear has a bunch of honey."
    print "The fat bear is in front of another door."
    print "How are you going to move the bear?"
    bear_moved = False

    while True:
        next = raw_input("> ")

        if next == "take honey":
            dead("The bear looks at you then pimp slaps your face off.")
        elif next == "taunt bear" and not bear_moved:
            print "The bear has moved from the door. You can go through it now."
            bear_moved = True
        elif next == "taunt bear" and bear_moved:
            dead("The bear gets pissed off and chews your crotch off.")
        elif next == "open door" and bear_moved:
            gold_room()
        else:
            print "I got no idea what that means."


def cthulu_room():
    print "Here you see the great evil Cthulu."
    print "He, it, whatever stares at you and you go insane."
    print "Do you flee for your life or eat your head?"

    next = raw_input("> ")

    if "flee" in next:
        start()
    elif "head" in next:
        dead("Well that was tasty!")
    else:
        cthulu_room()


def dead(why):
    print why, "Good job!"
    exit(0)

def start():
    print "You are in a dark room."
    print "There is a door to your right and left."
    print "Which one do you take?"

    next = raw_input("> ")

    if next == "left":
        bear_room()
    elif next == "right":
        cthulu_room()
    else:
        dead("You stumble around the room until you starve.")


start()

What You Should See

Here's me taking too much gold:

$ python ex35.py
You are in a dark room.
There is a door to your right and left.
Which one do you take?
> left
There is a bear here.
The bear has a bunch of honey.
The fat bear is in front of another door.
How are you going to move the bear?
> taunt bear
The bear has moved from the door. You can go through it now.
> open door
This room is full of gold.  How much do you take?
> asf
Man, learn to type a number. Good job!
$

Extra Credit

  1. Draw a map of the game and how you flow through it.
  2. Fix all of your mistakes, including spelling mistakes.
  3. Write comments for the functions you do not understand. Remember doc comments?
  4. Add more to the game. What can you do to both simplify and expand it.
  5. The gold_room has a weird way of getting you to type a number. What are all the bugs in this way of doing it? Can you make it better than just checking if "1" or "0" are in the number? Look at how int() works for clues.